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Discover how access to the Microsoft for Startups mentor network helped these founders hit their milestonesRead the story
Through Microsoft we were introduced to a subject matter expert who knew our space incredibly well. After a few meetings, we invited him to join the board of our company.
Our solution targets telcos, and we quickly clicked with our mentor that had over 20 years of experience in the field. Him telling us we were on the right path was supremely validating and inspired us to keep going.
The mentors are incredibly helpful. It took us a single call to get clarity of how we can achieve distribution and credibility using channels like AppSource, Azure Marketplace and the Microsoft Partner Network. That’s hugely valuable for a company at our stage.
Olaris is bringing scientific rigor to precision medicine
Dr. Liz O’Day founded Olaris to save lives. Using Machine Learning and Microsoft Azure the Olaris platform can identify individual molecular profiles so detailed that they remove the guess work of how to treat a patient’s disease.
I’m a first time, female scientist and youngish CEO, having the Microsoft stamp of approval has been invaluable.Read the story
CustomerX.i is harnessing the Microsoft Cloud to level the retail playing field for mom-and-pop shops
The founders of CustomerX.i worked with Fortune 100 retailers and saw firsthand how powerful data and data science can be in understanding and better serving customers.
Working with the Microsoft Dynamics team who have deep experience with large point-sale-systems has been invaluable. There are some insightful things we learned from a product usage side that we simply wouldn’t have known without speaking to those teams.Read the story
Abnormal Security works with Microsoft for Startups to transform enterprise security
For Abnormal Security, Azure’s built-in tools and infrastructure are the building blocks that handle the day-to-day platform and logistics, which frees founders to focus on what matters – differentiating features and proprietary algorithms.
Being a part of Microsoft for Startups allows us to focus more of our internal data science team on the specialized stuff—model training and model operationalization, data flows, and pipelines. So the more our team is free to get closer to our customers and their business problems, the more advantage we have.Read the story
Deployed founders are on a mission to redefine project-based work
With the help of Microsoft, Deployed’s collaborative Statement-of-Work (SOW) platform is helping businesses define, track and review project-based work.
When we met, Emma was a hairdresser and Keleigh was a strategy consultant, which meant we both had clients who wanted to replicate solutions they’d seen elsewhere: a haircut or an operating model. With the help of Microsoft we’re building a platform to pursue our shared passion: helping clients better define their work.Read more stories
Troops founder Dan Reich aims to make “form filling” a thing of the past
Working with Microsoft for Startups, Troops.AI is driving powerful, actionable CRM data and workflows directly into Microsoft Teams.
Working with Microsoft is a great opportunity for a startup not just because of the product benefits but also the commercial dimensions and distribution that you get from that relationship.Read the story
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