Global technology giant Microsoft announces the launch of its two new initiatives named Microsoft AI Innovate and Code Titan Hackathons for Indian startups.
SaaS firms whose main apps or services are built utilizing artificial intelligence technologies are encouraged to apply for Microsoft AI Innovate’s second season.
In contrast, the CodeTitans hackathon for startups invites teams to turn their ideas into prototypes that are built on Microsoft Azure.
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Microsoft AI Innovate, which is supported by SaaSInsider, aims to assist startups in growing their businesses, driving innovation, and gaining industry knowledge.
Director of Startup Ecosystem at Microsoft India, Sangeeta Bavi, said, “The disruptive vision of startups is catalyzing our country’s innovation engine, and we are excited to partner with every startup on this journey. With a deepened focus on core AI startups in the second season of Microsoft AI Innovate, we are bringing the best of Microsoft’s AI capabilities in creating the magic with the power of data and AI.”
She further added that the hackathon gives some of the most innovative ideas a chance to come to life on Microsoft Azure’s trusted platform, and they believe that these projects will help entrepreneurs create safely and scale quicker within the Microsoft ecosystem.
Interested candidates can apply for the program from the official website of Microsoft. The last date for submitting applications is on 6th May 2022.
Moreover, Microsoft is also partnering with OpenAI, a global leader in AI research and deployment, to provide startups with exclusive perks and discounts.
Recently, Microsoft also announced 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 run.