Earlier this week, Microsoft honored the achievements of 25 Nigerian entrepreneurs, who graduated from the #Insiders4Good Fellowship, a program launched by Microsoft in partnership with Co-Creation Hub. The entrepreneurs were recognized at a ceremony held at the InterContinental Hotel in Lagos, where they also pitched their business ideas to Microsoft executives and potential local partners and investors.
Selected last September from a pool of 5,000 applicants, the 25 Nigerian #Insiders4Good Fellows are advancing extraordinary ideas to create positive change in Nigeria, Africa, and the world. As part of the Fellowship, the entrepreneurs attended an intensive “Bootcamp”—a series of group workshops led by Microsoft staff during which they identified needs, set goals, and created roadmaps for taking their businesses to the next level. Each Fellow received a suite of Microsoft hardware and software and six months of tailored technical and strategic mentorship from local and international leaders.
For those who are asking, here are the 25 finalists and their startups:
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