Microsoft & Invest India to collaborate for supporting tech startups in India
On Tuesday, Microsoft India announced its collaboration with Invest India, the Government of India’s national investment promotion and facilitation agency.
The collaboration is aimed to support tech startups in India. Under the collaboration, the Microsoft for Startups program will work closely with Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi Mission), a program of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and a Mission under the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) that assembles India’s finest technologies with their potential adopters.
AGNIi Mission is executed by Invest India and supports startups to become ‘enterprise ready’. These startups range from varied sectors like agriculture, defense/security, IT/ITeS, e-mobility, waste management, and financial services. So far Microsoft has boarded 11 startups for the program.
- Amplearth Packaging & Systems
2. Arishti CyberTech
3. Daybest Research
4. Go Buzzr (Dev BeeTech)
5. Prkruti (Jal Technologies)
6. Sandbird Research & Development
7. Vasudhaika Software (Kalgudi Digital)
8. Vecmocon Technologies
9. Whrrl Fintech Solutions
10. YCLEPT 4E Labs
11. Yuktix Gidabits
Under the program, the selected 11 startups will be able to get access to benefits, along with receiving support for technology and business boost while focusing on their growth. Furthermore, these startups under the program can utilize Microsoft technology including Azure, GitHub, and M365, which will allow them to quickly build and run their businesses.
The startups will be provided with personalized technical sessions, mentorship, and content. They will also be able to leverage Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace, enterprise sales team, and growing partner ecosystem to develop and execute their market strategies.
“The collaboration between Microsoft and Invest India affirms our commitment to the startup ecosystem in the country,” said Emily Rich, Director of Startups, APAC, Microsoft.
“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,” Rich added.