B2B tech startups: Microsoft’s ‘GrowthX Accelerator’ applications now open

B2B tech startups: Microsoft’s ‘GrowthX Accelerator’ applications now open 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub

The initiative by Microsoft for Startups and the Abu Dhabi Investment Office aims at bridging the gap between corporates and B2B tech startups to transform the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Microsoft has announced that applications for its highly anticipated GrowthX Accelerator Program are now open.

GrowthX Accelerator was announced in January as part of a larger strategic partnership between Microsoft and the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) to accelerate opportunities in the emirate for startups. The GrowthX program is designed to bridge the gap between corporates with challenges and startups with solutions, and empowers B2B startups with the technology, mentoring and market access they need to thrive in the new global digital economy.

What's on offer

Microsoft for Startups GrowthX Accelerator will empower B2B startups across the region, by providing access to Microsoft’s ecosystem of customers and partners, and by leveraging the benefits that Abu Dhabi offers technology companies. Through intense community engagement, the program engenders connections and brings innovators together to learn, grow, become investor-ready, and better engage corporates in the region.

microsoft growthx accelerator

GrowthX will include virtual/physical workshops and training sessions, as well as a series of “demo days” and networking events where startups can showcase their visions to both venture capitalists and Microsoft’s regional customers. In the first 12-week phase, Microsoft will recruit 15 startups from across the region that solve the corporate challenges of its partners.

GrowthX 12-week Accelerator program includes:

  • Virtual/physical workshops and training
  • Mentorship from domain experts
  • Technical support and guidance
  • VC access & demo Days
  • Corporate round tables & demo Days
  • Social & alumni events

Apply here. Deadline July 7, 2021. 

Applications for the next cohort slated for August - November 2021.

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