Microsoft announces the launch of new initiatives that aim to support the growth of nearly 10,000 African startups and invest heavily in the development of the startup ecosystem in Africa over the next five years. And this, in the wake of the attributions of its Africa Transformation Office (ATO) which was created recently. This is what Microsoft said in a press release. Launched a few weeks ago by Microsoft, the Founders Hub will now be accessible to many African startups via the ATO. The Founders Hub is a self-service center that provides startups with a wide range of resources, including access to specific training, as well as many tools such as Microsoft Azure and GitHub, and business support. At the same time, Microsoft will sign new partnerships with business incubators present throughout Africa which will allow many startups to access new markets, but also to advanced technical skills and new sources of financing, indicates the company.