There goes Microsoft, off helping people make the world a better place again. The company has announced a partnership with the Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) in the form of its WINsiders4Good office at Yaba, Lagos, which aims to help deepen the program's relationship with Africa and help enable Nigerians to create new and innovative technologies.
The WINsiders4Good program will be helping 20 different Nigerian entrepreneurs that seek to improve the lives of other Nigerians.
“We have thousands of Windows Insiders in Nigeria, and tens of thousands across Africa. We want to collaborate more closely with them and other Windows users to make this a truly international product. One in seven Africans is Nigerian, computer usage is soaring, and tech centers like Yaba represent a manifestation of that growth. We think it is a great time and place to learn from like-minded techies and entrepreneurs who are solving complex problems and creating opportunities in Lagos and greater Nigeria.” -Microsoft Director of Software Engineering, Bambo Sofola
You can read all about the program in CcHUB Nigeria's post talking about the program if you're interested in learning a bit more. If you'd like to apply to join the program, you can do so right here up until the deadline on October 10th, at which point you're out of luck.
Winners of the program are going to not only receive Microsoft hardware and software, but they'll also get six months of "tailored technical mentorship" to help hammer out the rough edges on their innovative ideas.