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Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub: A Comprehensive Guide

On November 3rd, Startup Moldova hosted an online workshop featuring Adrian Gheorghe, Partner Development Advisor Partner & ISVs at Microsoft CE1. The workshop provided valuable insights, tips, and tricks on Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub. This article delves into the key features, benefits, and guidelines of the program, aiming to help startups make the most of this exceptional resource.

The Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub:

Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a digital platform that provides startups with invaluable resources, mentorship, and access to essential tools. This hub is designed to help you overcome challenges and achieve your startup goals. What’s more, it is open to all startups, with no funding requirements.

Key Benefits:

Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub offers a diverse range of benefits, tailored to your startup’s specific stage of development. Here’s a breakdown of what you can access:

1. Build at Your Own Pace: Enjoy up to $150,000 in free Azure credits, allowing you to develop and scale your product without worrying about infrastructure costs.

2. Development Tools: Gain free access to powerful development and productivity tools, including GitHub and Microsoft 365, to streamline your workflow.

3. Startup-Friendly Offers: Leverage exclusive offers from Microsoft partners such as OpenAI, Bubble, LinkedIn, Stripe, and Miro to boost your startup’s capabilities and reach.

4. Mentorship and Guidance: Receive invaluable mentorship and guidance from experienced business leaders and technical experts who can help you navigate the complexities of startup growth.

Tailored to Your Needs:

Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is designed to cater to your specific needs based on your startup’s stage of development. The program is divided into four levels:

1. Ideate: If you’re refining your startup idea and prototyping your product, this level provides you with $1,000 in Azure credits to get started.

2. Develop: At this stage, as you develop your minimum viable product, you can access $5,000 in Azure credits and additional benefits as you progress.

3. Grow: Once you’ve launched your product and are focused on adding features and winning customers, you’ll receive $25,000 in Azure credits to help your startup scale.

4. Scale: If you’ve achieved product-market fit and are ready to focus on sales acceleration, you’ll get a substantial $150,000 in Azure credits, ensuring your startup can grow even faster.

Startup-Friendly Offers:

Microsoft’s partner offers are diverse and ever evolving, covering everything from fundraising support to access to cutting-edge technologies. Some of the trusted partners you can collaborate with include OpenAI, LinkedIn, Bubble, Stripe, and Miro.

Technical Support and Guidance:

One of the unique features of Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is the level of technical support and guidance it offers. You can access expert advice, technical assistance, and Azure technical support to help build and scale your product effectively.

Expert Guidance and Learning Resources:

The platform provides access to expert feedback, tailored learning paths, and a wealth of content and events aimed at helping you progress to the next stage, regardless of where you start. The Microsoft Expert Network offers expert advice on various topics, including product development and business planning.

Eligibility Criteria:

Before you get started, it’s essential to ensure your startup meets the program’s eligibility criteria. Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is open to for-profit startups that are engaged in the development of a software-based product or service, and your startup must own the software, not license it. Additionally, startups must have received fewer than $10,000 in free Azure credits.

In conclusion, Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a game-changing resource for startups at every stage of development. Whether you’re in the early ideation phase or ready to scale your business, this platform provides the tools, mentorship, and support you need to succeed. Take advantage of the benefits, connect with trusted partners, and access expert guidance to propel your startup toward greater success.
Get started today!
-Contact Adrian Gheorghe in order to have a guide intro in applying to the program – v-adgheorghe@microsoft.com,

-or simply access the link and get to know more about the Founders Hub – Microsoft for Startups | Microsoft

The workshop was organized by Startup Moldova, with support from USAID Moldova, the Embassy of Sweden in Chisinau, and UKAid.

Startups attending list

viarliveViar.live allows any 360 ̊ enthusiasts and business owners to create and share amazing VR experiences with ease
respiroMarket place for psychological support
easyplanSAAS solution for dental clinics
bloomcodingBloomcoding is reinventing online coding education for children, by teaching kids how to code through Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences.
enabldEmpowering Communication Service Providers to offer smart and cost-effective business communications services
xorXOR builds modern communication software for recruiting and HR to hire and retain talent more efficiently.
faguraP2P credit platform
donkeyDonkey.io makes code deployments simple and fun, regardless of the location you are delivering your software solution to.
metafarmA WEB 3.0 platform where for tokenizing real assets in agriculture using Blockchain, NFT and Metaverse technologies.
selftalkSelftalk is a behavioural health app that helps tech employees deal with anxiety, stress, depression, and negative inner conversation.
delyA set of white label delivery solutions that features the whole package of software required to set up and run your own delivery business
undeA platform for event pages management with tools for events promotion, tickets sale and community building
brizyBrizy is a multiplatform website builder that anyone can use.
sonr_musicSONR Music is a compact disc-shaped 100% waterproof audio player.
boldA platform that brings together specialists from the NEW MEDIA ART area for promoting and re-imagining new products.
langlyA non-standard platform for learning English based on the Oxford English course.
stilioStilio is web platform and booking app designed for Beauty industry, an online digital solution for making online appointments to beauty salons and specialists.
watznowWatznow offers a quick way to share videos with people around you or anywhere in the world with an interactive map.
fastbossFastBoss is Integrated mobile-first CRM-like tools with embedded Virtual Assistant for salesmen and business owners
enamplyAI-assisted productivity management platform that reduces bias in performance improvement and creates a habit of feedback.
influenceInfluence.md is a platform that connects brands with digital storytellers, influencers, and content creators in order to personalize their brand story.
aml_cryptoBlockchain Analytics & Crypto Investigation.
baby_medBaby Medy inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of parents and their kids by providing the best care through medicine and modern technology.
doctor_chatDoctorchat is an online clinic platform.
renterRenter is a long term electric bicycle rental service for couriers
my_idMyID provides identification and validation process tools for businesses
music24Platform for music artists where they can sell their songs and merchandise, directly communicating with their fans
clickschoolClick School provides online training and career guidance services in the IT field that the beneficiary pays upon employment.
kicklyA platform for sports organizations to create graphic content in minutes
toutoringOnline tutoring for students
startupProvide a set of products and services that allow the creation of applications and websites without code.
consulterFind the right expert advice for your business with Consulter - the marketplace for top-notch consultants across industries.
inst_expertInstant online help from reliable therapists
sahInteractive online chess courses for children
swiftSaasS solution to connect with customers who leave their contacts online
greenoGreenoSoil is a ClimateTech and AgTech company building the first and the largest global geospatial data marketplace in agriculture
iAsigiAsig is a property and casualty insurance agency powered by technology.
indexIndex is a global network of vetted, world-class software developers, that helps enterprises to find and hire top-caliber engineering talent.
planablePlanable is a content review and marketing collaboration platform used by over 5,000 teams.
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