September 26, 2023
Microsoft collaborates with Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, IIT Kanpur to assist startups
Microsoft collaborates with Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, IIT Kanpur to assist startups
Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, the expertise enterprise incubator at IIT Kanpur, which works with younger innovators and incubates new expertise, information, and innovation-based startups, has collaborated with Microsoft to launch the “Azure Society of Excellence”. The 2 enterprises have entered an MoU to launch this program in shut partnership. Beneath this program, SIIC, IIT Kanpur and Microsoft will work collectively to assist the startups by extending mentorship, employment, and entrepreneurial alternatives. This system will even allow entry to ‘Founder’s Hub’- a talent-employability program for the future-ready startups in SIIC, IIT Kanpur’s incubation ecosystem.
The collaboration will assist startups at IIT Kanpur to avail advantages of Microsoft Software program and companies, entry to GitHub, M365 sources, coaching, and skilling on Azure, mentors community, which incorporates unique entry to Microsoft management and skilled steering from Microsoft Beneficial Professionals (MVP), Azure Influencers, and startup founders. The Microsoft Mentor Community will even lend their assist to offer skilled suggestions and recommendation on matters starting from product roadmap to enterprise plans and facetime with high-value VCs.

The MoU alternate ceremony acquired participation from outstanding attendees from the incubation ecosystem at IIT Kanpur and Microsoft. The individuals included Shri Akshay Tripathi, IAS Managing Director, UPLC, Prof. AR Harish, Chairman, Governing Physique AIIDE-CoE, Dr Nikhil Agarwal, CEO FIRST IIT Kanpur & AIIDE CoE, Microsoft Officers, together with six progressive startups from AIIDE-CoE incubation ecosystem.

Dr Nikhil Agarwal, throughout his welcome deal with, mentioned, “This occasion in the present day will provoke the muse of a brand new avenue for the budding entrepreneurs the place skilled assist and software program applied sciences will come collectively to create a juncture for a greater tomorrow for all and catalyse the journey of scaling-up for the trendy Indian startups. I categorical my deepest gratitude for this collaboration.”

Beneath this program, the startups from the institute will even get entry to versatile, scalable sources corresponding to API Integration with GitHub, visits to Microsoft Tech Heart in Bengaluru for demonstration of tech worth and scheduled in-person/on-line periods. Moreover, they’ll avail entry to Microsoft ISV – Impartial Software program Distributors, and alternatives to work with Microsoft, and listing on the Microsoft Market.

Himani Agrawal, Nation Head, Azure, Microsoft India, mentioned, “We’re delighted to collaborate with SIIC, IITK which is able to additional improve our respective startup acceleration efforts to offer an atmosphere with the appropriate assist and constructions and allow innovators to scale quicker. With the Azure Society of Excellence, startups will have the ability to construct progressive cloud-native apps and options to drive financial progress, which is inclusive, trusted, and sustainable”

Commenting on the MoU alternate between SIIC and Microsoft, Prof. Ankush Sharma, Prof-in-charge, Innovation & Incubation, IIT Kanpur commented, “This collaboration between IIT Kanpur and Microsoft will assist startups at SIIC attain new heights. Microsoft affords a superb software program pool, construction and skilled assist which, as and when blended with the improvements of our innovators, will make a exceptional distinction within the society plus the startup ecosystem.”

Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, Co-PIC, Innovation & Incubation, IIT Kanpur, added, “Affiliation with Microsoft would permit the younger innovators to make use of critically wanted soft-infrastructure which might have in any other case value them a major sum. I actually respect this gesture of Microsoft.”

Microsoft and, SIIC, IITK will even work collectively to pick and onboard startups for the Founder’s Hub. The shortlisted startups can construct prototypes utilizing Azure credit with potential alternatives to work with Microsoft Know-how Heart (MTC) and the Microsoft management group.

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