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4Afrika drums support for DEMO Africa’15

The Microsoft scheme, under the auspice of 4Afrika Initiative, is drumming support for the upcoming DEMO Africa scheduled for Lagos, the commercial centre of the country, reports ITRealms.

This, ITRealms recalls is the fourth in the series of DEMO Africa that the software giant has pledged its support.

Director, Startup Engagement and Partnerships, 4Africa Initiatives at Microsoft, Mrs. Amrote Abdella, stressed the importance of partnership to build an innovative ecosystem in Africa would growth of startups with disruptive innovations that solve major challenges in Africa today.

“We are laying the foundation for the creation of globally competitiveness businesses. It opens up the opportunity to partner with various stakeholders across sectors, and at Microsoft we believe in joining forces to create a bigger and more sustainable impact,” Mrs. Abdella said.

For the Executive Producer, DEMO Africa, Harry Hare, the support is welcome, reiterating that Abdella’s call for stakeholder support for technology and entrepreneurship in Africa.

“It is actions by different players that will see technology entrepreneurship effectively bringing sustainability to entrepreneurship across Africa,” he said.

The DEMO Africa, ITRealms notes has been scheduled to take place in the week of 21-25 September 2015 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos. Already, top industry players including Fola Adeola, the Founder and chairman of FATE Foundation, and founding chairman of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, have confirmed their participation.

+Remmy Nweke (ITRealms)
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