Microsoft Accelerator (Anzeige)

Microsoft Accelerator (Anzeige)

Rocket fuel for your startup

The Microsoft Accelerator is already a global success story:

  • One of the Top 3 accelerator programs worldwide by total and average follow-on funding.
  • 7 locations worldwide: Berlin, London, Tel-Aviv, Seattle, Beijing, Bangalore, Shanghai.
  • 500 startup participants since 2013.
  • 41 startup exits, 3 IPOs, and 38 acquisitions (one by Microsoft) so far.
  • Over $2 Billion in funding raised by Microsoft Accelerator Alumni.
  • More than 80% of participating companies have raised funding.

Disrupting the Accelerator space

  • We take NO SHARES – seriously!
  • We address more mature companies (around Series A).
  • We focus on scaling your company in sales, tech, talent & organization.

Want to Apply?

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Business segments: B2B Tech Startups. We love (Big) Data, AI, ML & VR in particular.
  • Startup stage: „Series A ready“: You have the financial capacity to raise a Series A round of
    funding, or you have raised it already. You are preparing to become „Enterprise Ready“ and
    scale your organization to the next level.
  • Focus regions: Germany/DACH, Eastern Europe, Nordics, the Netherlands, Southern Europe.
  • Readiness to scale: You have an outstanding team that is ready to scale, proven product
    traction, solid revenues, and significant cloud usage.
  • Your commitment: As a startup CEO, you must be willing to commit to active program
    participation for 16 weeks, including a total of two weeks onsite at Microsoft Berlin. Plus, you must be able to de ne and create a „Scaling up with the Microsoft Accelerator“ action plan.

Your Benefit: Accelerated Growth

Customer Access/Business Development:

  • Sales opportunities: Through introductions to potential customers, Microsoft partners and industry leaders.
  • Strategic alliances: With Microsoft and Microsoft partners.
  • Rapid internationalization: We help German companies expand internationally, and support
    European startups in accessing the German market. Plus, you get a free desk at our Berlin office in the heart of the city, if needed.

Technology:

  • Access to experts: You’ll have direct contact with the brightest brains within our Microsoft Engineering Teams.
  • Active support: Hackathons and brainstorming with experts will help you solve your biggest technology challenges.
  • Microsoft Research: You’ll get access to Microsoft Research, a direct line to industry-leading AI/ML/Data Science/VR/AR experts and huge training data sets.

Training/Coaching:

  • A broad range of coaching opportunities: Cutting edge coaching in sales, pricing strategy, negotiation, scaling your organization, recruiting, CRM and marketing from leading experts.
  • Pitching & presentation skills: From the speaker coaches that support the world-renowned TED conference.
  • Hands-on mentoring: Supported by Microsoft Executives and more than 30 A-class mentors in Berlin and elsewhere, including VCs, business angels, serial founders and topic experts.

Additional Bonuses:

  • Opportunities to connect with specialists within Microsoft Product Groups.
  • Global alumni and success management programs, with access to an international
    network of entrepreneurs and customers, plus multiple local and global events.
  • Access to international top tech VCs from the US to China.
  • Free access to Microsoft Software (incl. Visual Studio & Office 365)

+ AZURE CREDIT OF 500,000 $

It’s time to skyrocket your startup’s success with the Microsoft Accelerator.

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