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Microsoft to support tech startups in India

FILE PHOTO: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

By: Pramod Thomas

MICROSOFT INDIA has collaborated with Invest India to support tech startups in the country.

Under the initiative, the Microsoft for Startups programme will work closely with accelerating growth of new India’s innovations (AGNIi Mission), a statement said.

Executed by Invest India, AGNIi Mission helps startups become enterprise-ready.     

“With support from AGNIi Mission, Microsoft has onboarded 11 startups into the Microsoft for Startups programme from sectors such as agriculture, defence & security, IT/ITeS, e-mobility, waste management, and financial services,” the statement added.     

The selected startups include Amplearth Packaging & Systems, Arishti CyberTech, Daybest Research, Go Buzzr (Dev BeeTech), Prkruti (Jal Technologies), Sandbird Research & Development, Vasudhaika Software (Kalgudi Digital), Vecmocon Technologies, Whrrl Fintech Solutions, YCLEPT 4E Labs and Yuktix Gidabits.     

According to the statement, these startups will gain benefits like Azure credits as well as support for technology and business acceleration, focused on scaling their growth.  

They can also utilise Microsoft technology, including Azure, GitHub, and M365, allowing them to quickly build and run their businesses, it added

Deepak Bagla, MD and CEO of Invest India, said fostering strong ties with the top enterprises in the world to nurture Indian innovation is one of the most important contributions of AGNIi in ensuring India’s continued strength in the global economy.       

The selected startups will also get personalised technical sessions, content, and mentorship, besides being able to leverage Azure Marketplace, enterprise sales team, and the rapidly growing partner ecosystem to develop and execute their go-to-market strategies, the statement further said. 

Emily Rich, Microsoft director of startups – Asia Pacific, said: “The collaboration between Microsoft and Invest India affirms our commitment to the startup ecosystem in the country. Combining the reach of Invest India’s AGNIi Mission with the tech and business resources of Microsoft for Startups, this is an exciting opportunity for startups to accelerate their aspirations for enterprise readiness,” 

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