Announcement: Microsoft for Startups

Community Manager

“Today is a major milestone for Microsoft’s startup programs, as we lift the curtain on our new initiative to support the global startup ecosystems.”


Microsoft for Startups was created to support the startup ecosystem and was officially announced on the Official Microsoft Blog in a post by Charlotte Yarkoni, Corporate Vice President Growth and Ecosystem at Microsoft.

Microsoft for Startups will commit over $500 million over the next two years to broaden the solutions available to startups.

The new program also includes:

  • A co-sell opportunity with access to over 40k sellers and hundreds of thousands of Microsoft partners
  • ScaleUp for startups in later stages
  • New Microsoft Reactor community spaces for the startup community

Read the announcement  or visit for additional information.


For more startup-related conversations, watch our Startups in South Africa panel filmed at Tech Summit Cape Town


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