Technology giant Microsoft announces that its Startup Founders Hub is now available to all, which earlier had eligibility criteria for founders.
Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a one-of-a-kind platform that brings together the technology, mentoring, and support that startups require to get up and running.
This new development will now need a founder only to have an idea to gain access to this platform. Startups play a critical role in a flourishing ecosystem, given their outsized power to propel the entire ecosystem ahead.
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Addressing this potential, Microsoft makes its platform available to everyone, which will help startups tackle most of the commonly faced challenges with ease.
The following are the critical factors that Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub intends to solve –
- Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub helps founders with venture capital requirements, third-party validation, and many more regardless of location or access.
- The platform aids founders by providing free access to GitHub and the Microsoft Cloud and also the option to gain more benefits over time.
- Founders are able to connect with industry veterans through the platform, gain access to personalized startup-centric training, and quickly innovate with professional technical support.
Additionally, Microsoft has partnered with leading artificial intelligence research and deployment company Open AI, which is best known for developing AI systems like GPT-3 and Codex to provide startups with exclusive benefits and discounts.
Microsoft and OpenAI will offer founders exclusive access to $1,000 in credits, three months of an OpenAI API Innovation License for free, and a free consultation with an OpenAI expert.
Startups can use Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub to create their businesses at their own speed, with Microsoft Azure funding of up to $150,000.
Vice President of Microsoft for Startups, Jeff Ma, said, “As an experienced founder, access to a diverse network – to validate ideas, get advice and coaching – was instrumental in my success and is something we aim to provide to every founder through the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub.”
He further added that their goal is to increase the diversity of the global startup ecosystem, regardless of background, geography, progress, or passion.
Interested founders can sign up through the official website of Microsoft.