The Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Bombay’s umbrella organization for promoting entrepreneurship and promoting tech startups, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Microsoft to support SINE startups. The collaboration is in line with SINE’s vision to create an environment where knowledge and innovation can be translated into the creation of successful entrepreneurs.
As part of this collaboration, SINE and Microsoft will explore opportunities to help startups at SINE take advantage of Microsoft software and services, access to GitHub, M365 resources, training and skills on Azure, and mentor networks. This collaboration will further help startups gain exclusive access to Microsoft leadership, industry experts, Microsoft Valuable Professionals (MVP), Azure influencers and startup founders. Microsoft and SINE will also work together to select startups and add them to the Founder’s Hub. Select startups will also have the opportunity to participate in the Azure Community Program and other ongoing Microsoft developer campaigns such as the Azure Developer League, Azure Blogathon, Hackathons, Open Hacks and Imagine Cup.
Poyni Bhat, Chief Executive Officer, SINE said: “SINE is excited to partner with Microsoft to support start-ups in the technology space. As the focus continues to shift to cloud-based technology solutions across sectors, Microsoft’s history and experience as a leading global tech giant will certainly benefit our startups, and we hope they take full advantage of this partnership.”
Himani Agrawal, Governor, Azure, Microsoft India said: “The Microsoft Azure platform hosts a wide range of products and cloud services that can help startups meet today’s challenges and build solutions for the future. We are very excited to be collaborating with SINE, IIT Bombay to enable startups to harness the power of the cloud and turn meaningful innovation into actionable outcomes.”
Microsoft also offers startups at SINE access to flexible, scalable resources (API integration with GitHub, visits to the Microsoft Tech Center in Bengaluru to demonstrate the technical value, and scheduled in-person/online sessions. In addition, they can access Microsoft ISV – Independent get software vendors and opportunities to work with Microsoft and list on Microsoft Marketplace)