Want to Know How to Work With Startups? Follow These 12 Rules

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.

Startups. Not your ordinary Microsoft audience and yet we invest a lot of time (and resources) working with startups. A few years back we came to realize that startups are the biggest source for innovation and disruption and that is something we want to be part of. That’s why we decided to open our accelerator program almost 5 years ago and have been continuously growing our efforts to work with startups.

After opening and running 8 #accelerators around the world (3 of which named the top accelerators in their respective countries) I think we can say we learned a thing or two about working with #startups and what it takes to become a real partner to each unique company.

This is our list of 12 commandments when it comes to working with startups:

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