Lately today Microsoft has announced – Microsoft Ventures, that offer startups community, technology, resources along with seedfunding and accelerator program to startups worldwide.
Microsoft Ventures will be a startup wing from Microsoft that will offer the tools, resources, expertise and routes to global startups and offer them help by providing mentorship, technology guidance, seed funding, joint selling opportunities and lot more.
Microsoft Ventures Accelerators:
Once startups & entrepreneurs realize the business potential of their ideas, they can apply to an immersive 3-6 month Microsoft-owned and operated accelerator program in 5 different location across globe – Bangalore, Beijing, Paris, Seattle, Tel-Aviv and 3 more coming up soon in Berlin, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro.These immersive accelerator programs are aimed at early-stage startups and first-time entrepreneurs.
Seed Funding from Microsoft Ventures:
Startups can receive direct funding from Microsoft after achieving early business success. Microsoft is evolving the Bing Fund by adding additional funding to support even more startups. Once the startup ball is rolling, this global seed fund offers the opportunity to receive a strategic investment to propel your business to the next level.
Microsoft is also organizing an International Startups Festival from last 3 years, and this year it will be on 10-13 July’ 2013 in Montreal. The International Startups Festival bringing together aspiring founders, groundbreaking innovators, and veteran entrepreneurs from around the world.
Microsoft has included Bangalore, India as one of the 5 destination for Microsoft Venture Accelerator program, which shows that India is Indeed emerging as leading startup ecosystem in the world.
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