Building on its commitment to support startups developing innovative software solutions on the Microsoft platform, Microsoft Corp. has added more than 30 companies to the Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program. Launched in October 2007, the program is designed to help startups accelerate software development and market visibility through customized engagement plans comprising access to premier support staff, software licenses and subscriptions, new technologies, and/or access to Microsoft Technology Centers for software testing and architecture guidance. Nearly 20 companies were initially selected to join the program; today it is supporting more than 50 emerging businesses.
“When we launched the Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program last fall, our goal was to identify innovative early-stage startups that were a strategic fit for Microsoft and to create an exceptional opportunity for them to work with us and our global customer base for mutual success,” said Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice president of Strategic and Emerging Business Development at Microsoft. “We are very pleased with the excitement and momentum behind the program from the entrepreneurial community, and we will continue to focus on expanding the program to support the success of an even broader set of startups worldwide.”
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