Microsoft for Startups

You're here to do great things.
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Built on trust

Here's our partner promise. We respect your confidential information - so you can innovate with confidence and operate with freedom on our cloud. Simply put, we want to be your most trusted technology partner. Regardless of size, stage, location or any open source platform you choose to create your solutions from - you're changing the world and we want to empower you.

Ready to scale your business?

Ready to scale your business? Microsoft works with select accelerators, incubators, VCs and other startup-enabling organizations to offer these exclusive benefits. To see some of the organizations we are working with please explore our partners page. To learn more about the program benefits, please click on the “Explore Benefits” button below. For any other questions or feedback, please contact us via the following form.

Just getting started with Azure?

Get up and running in the cloud. Bring your favorite open source software tools and technologies to Azure and explore the possibilities using the tools and platforms you know.

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More ways Microsoft supports startups

Microsoft Reactor

Microsoft Reactors are spaces designed to foster learning, networking, and resource sharing within your local startup and developer communities.

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Microsoft ScaleUp

Built to accelerate the success of enterprise-ready companies, you'll be granted access to top Microsoft partners and customers, make valuable business connections, and access a strong network of technical knowledge.

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As the corporate venture arm for the company, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures) typically invests in enterprise software companies in the Series A through C funding stage. As part of its value-add to portfolio companies, M12 offers unique access to strategic go-to-market resources and relationships globally.

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