AMPION, a leading pan-African entrepreneurship initiative that enables young Africans to start ICT companies, has announced that it has joined forces with SAP, Microsoft, MTN and Inmarsat to enable entrepreneurial talent in Africa to develop innovative solutions on the continent by making best use of the power of mobile technology.
According to AMPION, SAP, Microsoft and MTN will financially support AMPION’s 2014 operations and enable the newly established NGO to successfully operate on the pan-African level and generate long-term impact. Free hardware and bandwidth granted by Inmarsat will provide the AMPION Venture Buses with satellite connectivity.
Microsoft will additionally provide a package of free software and training to the winning startups of the 2014 AMPION Venture Buses. Interested entrepreneurs, designers and coders still have a chance to apply for a seat on the Venture Buses on-line.
Commenting on the strategic partnerships, Fabian-Carlos Guhl Founder & MD, AMPION says “we are delighted to work with our new sponsors MTN, SAP, Microsoft, Inmarsat and Merck in Africa. Sponsoring and partnering with AMPION is an investment into the African mobile technology, start-ups and ICT space of tomorrow – and the creative entrepreneurs behind it. We are proud that world leading companies are convinced that our work is making a difference and decided to be a part of it.”
AMPION says it has reviewed more than 700 applications from all over the world as of today for the 180 seats on the Venture Buses.