Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay's Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to support its tech startups. SINE is an umbrella organisation at IIT Bombay for fostering entrepreneurship and nurturing tech startups.
As a part of this collaboration, SINE and Microsoft will explore opportunities that will help startups at SINE avail benefits of Microsoft software and services, access to GitHub, M365 resources, training and skilling on Azure, along with mentor networks. The collaboration will further help startups get exclusive access to Microsoft’s leadership, industry experts Microsoft Valuable Professionals (MVP), Azure Influencers, and startup founders.
According to the company, select startups also get the opportunity to be a part of the Azure community program and other ongoing developer campaigns by Microsoft like the Azure Developer League, Azure Blogathon, Hackathons, Open Hacks, and Imagine Cup.
Poyni Bhat, Chief Executive Officer, SINE said, it has joined hands with Microsoft to help startups working in the technology domain. “With more and more focus shifting towards cloud-based technology solutions across different sectors, Microsoft’s history and experience of being the leading global technology giant will surely benefit our startups and we hope they can leverage this partnership to the fullest.”
Microsoft will also provide startups at SINE access to flexible, scalable resources (API Integration with GitHub, visits to Microsoft Tech Centre in Bengaluru to demonstrate tech value and scheduled in-person/online sessions. They can also avail access to Microsoft ISV – Independent Software Vendors, and opportunities to work with Microsoft, and list on the Microsoft Marketplace), the company said.