Microsoft ScaleUp, formerly known as Microsoft Accelerator, is a four-month intensive program for later-stage tech startups. The goal is to support them in their transition from founder to entrepreneur, to scale their mature business and technology through co-selling, access to an international distribution and partner network and cloud platform.
Microsoft ScaleUp 2018 launched in Berlin with ten later-stage startups from Europe and the US. The young companies offer technological innovations from logistics to precision engineering and data analysis. As part of the four-month program, they continue to develop their growth strategy with the help of experienced coaches. Microsoft will provide $500 million worldwide for the next two years to help founders expand through co-selling and access to Microsoft’s international sales and partner network and the Azure cloud platform. With the help of experienced coaches and experts, participants develop their individual strategy in the areas of sales, negotiation, talent development and communication.
Microsoft ScaleUp is located in eight cities worldwide: Bangalore, Beijing, London, Seattle, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Berlin. Microsoft’s activities in the field of entrepreneurship are part of the “Digitization for All” initiative. In this context and on the basis of digital security, Microsoft is committed to ensuring that all people benefit from the progress and opportunities of a digital society.