The Microsoft Founders Hub supports space tech start-ups with technology tools, platforms, go-to-market support, and mentoring to help them scale and reach their enterprise.
India, January 5, 2023: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Microsoft today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster the growth of space technology start-ups in India. The MoU aims to empower space tech start-ups across the country with technology tools and platforms, go-to-market support, and mentoring to help them scale and respond to enterprises.
This collaboration aims to strengthen ISRO’s vision of tapping the market potential of India’s most promising space technology innovators and entrepreneurs. Through this partnership, space tech startups identified by ISRO will join the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub platform, which supports startups at every stage of their journey, from idea to unicorn.
Through the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, Indian space tech startup founders will have free access to the technical tools and resources they need to build and run their businesses. This includes technical support for building and scaling with Azure, best-in-class developer and productivity tools (GitHub Enterprise, Visual Studio Enterprise, Microsoft 365, etc.), and access to smart analytics with Power BI and Dynamics 365. Includes access.
ISRO Chairman Shri S Somanath said: The Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a convenient platform for bringing together startups and technology solution providers to support the national space tech ecosystem. We are happy to work together to support entrepreneurs and benefit the Indian economy as a whole. “
Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India, said: We are excited to work with ISRO to accelerate this transformation of what is possible in space. Through our technology tools, platforms and mentorship opportunities, we are committed to helping domestic space technology start-ups drive cutting-edge innovation and accelerate scientific discovery. “
Beyond technology access, Microsoft provides mentoring support to space tech entrepreneurs from space engineering to cloud technology, product and design, financing, sales and marketing. Additionally, founders can access her Microsoft Learn to take advantage of her customized startup-focused training content and programs that help build connections with the industry and potential customers.
Microsoft and ISRO will also jointly organize knowledge sharing and thought leadership sessions for startups with space industry experts. Additionally, this collaboration will support founders with go-to-market strategies, technical support, and opportunities to sell their solutions through Microsoft’s channels and marketplaces.
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