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あなたは、私たちの世界をより良くするためにインパクトを与えるイノベーターですか? Microsoft は、スキルアップ、持続可能性、アクセシビリティなど、さまざまな課題を抱えるソーシャル ベンチャーを、テクノロジ、人脈、コミュニティを駆使してサポートし、あなたのチームの成長を支援します。

Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship プログラムとは

Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship プログラムは、社会的影響力のあるスタートアップ企業をテクノロジ、人脈、助成金で支援しています。これによりお客様は、自分の大きなビジョンを実現し、世界をより良い場所にすることに集中できます。

承認されると、次のような資格をお受け取りになれます。

  • Microsoft Philanthropies grants for select ventures innovating in skills development, sustainability and accessibility.
  • Connect with large commercial, public sector and nongovernmental organizations as well as other startups in the social impact space.

また Startups は、Microsoft for Startups が提供する次のようなプレミアム オファーの拡張メンバーシップへと拡張されます。

  • Free access to Microsoft technologies including $120,000 USD of free Azure cloud and $1,000/month of GitHub Enterprise.
  • Dedicated Go-To-Market resources to help startups sell alongside our global sales team and partner channel.

Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship プログラムについてよくあるご質問

What are the program qualification criteria?

We prioritize enterprise technology, or B2B startups who can best serve our customer base and will benefit most from the program. New member applicants are evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. Offering an innovative technical solution that supports customers in their digital transformation.
  2. Less than seven years in existence.
  3. Less than $25M in total annual revenue.
  4. Seed, Series A, B, or C stage (or validated equivalent).

Social Entrepreneurship:

  1. Social impact startups from around the world are welcome to apply.
  2. You should carry an internal business metric that addresses an important social and/or environmental challenge through your products, services, and operations.
  3. You should have a statement of ethics and/ or a policy of responsible AI for social impact that will generate trust from customers, partners, and the public for competitive differentiation.
  4. Priority selection will be for startups aligning with key Microsoft strategic initiatives - We offer qualified startups access to grants in the fields of sustainability, accessibility, and skills & employability.
  5. You should have an established product, service, or business model which is poised for further growth in multiple communities or countries.
  6. You must be engaged in the development of an owned (not licensed) software-based product or service that will form a core piece of your current or intended business.
  7. Your headquarters must be based in the countries covered by our Azure global infrastructure.
  8. Your funding information must be verifiable.
Can a non-profit startup qualify?

Absolutely, as long as they meet the listed criteria for the program.

Can a startup that has already been given grants as part of Microsoft AI for Good still apply for this program?

A startup can only have one active grant. If a startup has already used a previously awarded grant, they’re free to apply.