BrandArena: Microsoft Mobile offers N3.5m entrepreneurship support to young Nigerians

Friday 20 February 2015

Microsoft Mobile offers N3.5m entrepreneurship support to young Nigerians

As part of its efforts at empowering consumers to achieve more, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services is set to award N3.5m to 5 Nigerians with brilliant business ideas in the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM activation campaign tagged ‘From Passion to Empire’, which runs from February 16, 2015 to March 31, 2015.

According to General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, West Africa, Joseph Umunakwe,  “From Passion to Empire” initiative provides us the opportunity to help young entrepreneurs test the strength of their ideas, sharpen their skills and expand their frontiers as they go through a period of intensive business coaching with the aim to ultimately, establish their businesses.

“Running a start-up is challenging in any environment, so Microsoft Mobile seeks to empower entrepreneurs in Nigeria who have great business ideas.  “From Passion to Empire” would not be about a cash grant only as the 5 winners will also be mentored by highly successful entrepreneurs like House of Tara’s Tara Fela Durotoye, Chocolate City’s Audu Maikori and Jobberman’s Opeyemi Awoyemi. ” Umunakwe said.  

Speaking further on the initiative, Olumide Balogun, Senior Marketing Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, said “Lumia is for inspired doers who do not recognize boundaries when reaching for their goals. We know that such people abound in our country and we are happy to work with established entrepreneurs and the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University to offer them the opportunity to soar.”

Lumia smartphones and tablets, including the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM, specifically, provide the business tools every entrepreneur needs to achieve the extra-ordinary. The Lumia 535 Dual SIM offers five great integrated Microsoft experiences, a wide-angle 5 megapixel front facing camera, and a spacious 5 inch display protected with Gorilla Glass 3 which makes it a perfect device for entrepreneurs who want to be able to do more on the go.  

‘From Passion to Empire’ is a 5-week campaign where budding entrepreneurs go through various stages of business screening from submission of ideas to selection of the 5 eventual winners. To participate in ’From Passion to Empire’ interested entrepreneurs need to visit to submit their entries.

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