Dell, Microsoft Launch Online Platform Supporting Global Startups Round the World.
A partnership between Dell, Microsoft, Capital Factory and 1776 has announced the launch of an international startup Online platform Union. Union aims at providing entrepreneurs worldwide with the necessary resources, education and connection they need to take scale up their ideas.
This platform will benefit African Startups with 1776 and Microsoft already active on the continent and is accessible through the Startup Federation .It has been designed by 1776’s team of engineers and aided by insights from incubators accelerators, hubs and experts. Around the world.
“Smart entrepreneurs with highly promising ideas exist everywhere on the planet. And it’s time to stop letting location limit young companies’ ability to grow,” said Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776. “With technology connecting a network of local startup hubs, together we can empower entrepreneurs everywhere. To share classes, content, mentors and other critical resources needed to succeed.”
Entrepreneurship hubs around the world will also be able to share the tools and programming playbooks needed.“Many cities lack a robust networks of local mentors and investors to help startup companies grow” said Joshua Baer Executive director of Capital Factory in Austin. “With the Startup Federation and Union, every city can give their startups access to the best help and programming from around the world. We’re thrilled to be the first to join.”
Karen Quintos senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Dell, said entrepreneurs powered global economies. Creating 70 per cent of all new jobs in the world and up to 90 per cent in some emerging markets.
The platform enables entrepreneurs to find content and courses in business-building. Also to tap elite mentors in their industries for advice, consult experts in skills like marketing sales, engineering and human resources. Moreover to connect with potential investors customers and business partners.