By Paul Mah | Published: January 24, 2008 – 08:36AM CT
The Microsoft Startup Accelerator program is designed to help startups accelerate software development and market visibility through customized engagement plans. This comprises access to premier support staff, software licenses and subscriptions, new technologies, and possibly access to Microsoft Technology Centers for software testing and architecture guidance.
Daniel Lewin, corporate vice president of Strategic and Emerging Business Development at Microsoft, remarked in a statement, “We are very pleased with the excitement and momentum behind the program from the entrepreneurial community, and we will continue to focus on expanding the program to support the success of an even broader set of startups worldwide.”
The Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program has a local presence in France, Germany, India, the UK, and the US.
Interested startups can apply via the process outlined at the Microsoft Startup Zone.