Internet access is as essential as electricity. It empowers entrepreneurs to start and grow small businesses, farmers to implement precision agriculture, doctors to improve community health and students to do better in school.
Target of Microsoft’s Airband Grant Fund is to provide financing, technology, mentorship, networking opportunities and other support to help scale start-ups’ innovative new technologies, services and business models. The Airband Grant Fund is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, launched last year to extend broadband access across the United States and, ultimately, connectivity around the globe.
This year’s cohort of Airband grantees include in Africa:
– Mesh Power (Rwanda)
– Cold Hubs (Nigeria)
– Agsol (Kenya)