Application for the Microsoft affordable access initiative fund is now open……

This funding project by Microsoft is to assist individuals and organizations, in bringing new technologies, services and models to emerging markets.

According to Microsoft Affordable Access initiatives director Paul Garnett writing in NextBillion ” The social enterprises we support have inspired us with practical, high impact and scalable approaches to help close the digital divide”

It’s a privilege to see these solutions take shape and to play a role in helping local entrepreneurs spur Job creation and economic growth.”

[expander_maker more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]According to Mary Snapp, the corporate Vice President and head of Microsoft philanthropies “too many people around the world lack internet connectivity and the educational, commercial and economic benefits of cloud based services” this basically is to help and support entrepreneurs……

Who should Apply:
•Commercial organizations with two or more full-time employees.
•Have a prototype of a working solution and preferably paying customers.
•Models that combine new cloud services and applications, low-cost forms of internet connectivity.
•New payment mechanisms designed for consumers and smaller businesses in underserved markets

Application closes on the 31st of January 2017

Visit

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/affordable-access-initiative/home.

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