Microsoft often discusses the importance of startup innovations. The company sees empowering people to create technology to be fundamental to growth. To further promote this ethos, the company is debuting the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub.
As the name suggests, this is a new platform that is for startups and entrepreneurs developing unique new systems and technologies. Founders Hub builds on the existing Microsoft for Startups, which has been running since 2018.
Founders Hub works as an extension by providing users with direct access to coaching and the ability to use popular products like Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365. The company says it wants to give entrepreneurs a way to create ideas along with Microsoft technology.
Microsoft’s Jeffrey Ma says the platform helps create the next wave of innovation:
“The platform is designed to help all tech entrepreneurs innovate and grow– no matter their background, location, progress, or passions. Open to anyone with an idea, the platform helps founders accelerate product development, hit their next milestone, and learn how to secure funds to run their startup — all at their own pace.”
Entrepreneurs who sign up to Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub get a total of $350,000 in perks. For example, $150,000 in Azure credits, Microsoft Teams, GitHub, and individual guidance from Microsoft tech experts.
Microsoft is currently making Founders Hub available in limited preview. The company is accepting applications, which will be reviewed on a rolling schedule.
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