Microsoft for Startups
Helping you to grow, build and connect
Grow, Build and Connect with Microsoft for Startups
We are committing $500M over the next two years to offer joint sales engagements with startups, along with access to our technology, and new community spaces that promote collaboration across local and global ecosystems.
"Collaboration with Microsoft has helped us win over 15 accounts, leading to over 300% annual growth in our business. The go-to-market support that Microsoft provides startups is the secret sauce to our growth."
Sunny Neogi, Chief Growth Officer, KenSci
"By working with Microsoft, we’ve gained market access to sell our product to a diverse client base. AWS and Google never gave us that."
Frederic Plais - CEO, Platform.sh
"At e-Share, we handle the most sensitive data shared by the world’s largest companies and government organizations. Our customers place that level of trust in us because we create best-in-class solutions built on our trust in Azure."
Nicholas Stamos - Founder and CEO, e-Share
Innovate on the most trusted cloud
Azure provides the most comprehensive set of compliance offerings of any cloud service provider and enables global scale with 50 announced Azure regions - more than any other cloud provider, so you can build solutions with confidence.
Get ready to sell into the Fortune 500
90% of Fortune 500 companies trust their business on the Microsoft cloud. We engage over 40K incentivized Microsoft sellers and hundreds of thousands of channel partners globally to sell your solutions into the world's top companies.
Use any dev tool or language
Build applications using the language of your choice, including Node.js, Java, .NET, and develop with open source technologies like Kubernetes. Free access to best-in-class Visual Studio tools that work seamlessly with over 100+ Azure cloud services.
Connect with your local community
We provide opportunities to connect and learn from other startups, developers, and engineers at key Microsoft Reactor locations:
Bangalore / Beijing / Berlin / New York / San Francisco / Seattle / Shanghai / Tel Aviv
Sydney and London (opening in early 2018)
Ready to scale your business?
Microsoft works with select accelerators, incubators, VCs and other startup enabling organizations to offer exclusive benefits. If you are a current member, please contact one of these organizations, to enquire if you qualify. If you are seeking premium benefits, but are not affiliated with any of our partners, you can simply send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with your funding pitch deck and justification for your request.
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.
More ways Microsoft supports startups
Microsoft Reactors are spaces designed to foster learning, networking, and resource sharing within your local startup and developer communities.
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.
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.