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Microsoft for startups

We are an approved incubator with Microsoft for Startups.Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub helps startups radically accelerate innovation by providing access to industry-leading AI services, expert guidance, and the essential technology needed to build a future-proofed startup.

How Microsoft for startups can benefit you

Microsoft for Startups offers several benefits to startups, which can greatly contribute to their growth and success. Here are some ways in which startups can benefit from the Microsoft for Startups program:
Accelerate innovation through Microsoft AI
Infuse AI into your product with free OpenAI credits and up to $150k towards Azure’s leading AI services for all skill levels—from beginner to expert.
  • Build with AI from day one with $2,500 of OpenAI credits and up to $150,000 of Azure credits to use across Azure AI services
  • Automate feature implementation with free access to Azure OpenAI Service, including GPT-4*, ChatGPT, and DALL·E 2 for every level of expertise
  • Deploy with peace of mind, knowing all deployments are secure and backed by Microsoft’s principles for responsible AI
  • Keep your startup current on opportunities in AI through content, programming, and meetings with experts
Ship faster with essential tools and technology
Get the tools and tech your team needs to build with up to $150k in Azure credits, GitHub, Microsoft 365, LinkedIn Premium, and more.
  • Up to $150,000 in Azure credits: Credits can be used across Azure products so you can run experimental development across our portfolio, including Azure OpenAI Service. Credits are redeemable over time so you have the support you need, when you need it.
  • Free access to the development tools your team depends on: Startups in Founders Hub get free access to GitHub Enterprise, VS Code, Azure OpenAI Service, and more
Run more efficiently with free access to Microsoft tools and platforms
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft 365
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Power Platform
Visual Studio
GitHub Enterprise
  • Startup-friendly offers from trusted partners: From development to compliance and security, our startup-friendly offers help you do more with less. Access dev tools like Bubble​, sales and marketing platforms including LinkedIn Premium and LinkedIn Sales Navigator​, business tools like Stripe Atlas, and so much more.
Unblock barriers with expert guidance
Solve business and technical challenges quickly with unlimited 1:1 meetings with experts from Microsoft.
  • Technical advisory and consulting: Access 1:1 technical advisory with expert engineers at any stage to get help across a range of topics, including learning the latest in AI, choosing the right products, optimizing infrastructure, reducing costs, boosting performance, and road mapping.
  • Expand your network with 1:1 access to a global team of experts and mentors: Access and learn from subject matter experts, successful former founders, and venture capitalists from M12 who can provide unlimited 1:1 guidance on topics including industry best practices, scaling your organization, go-to-market strategy, fundraising, and much more
Support throughout the startup lifecycle
As your startup grows, Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub offers specialty programs that can provide additional support at every step of your journey.
Why build your startup on Azure?
Industry-leading AI innovation
Future-proof your startup by accessing Azure’s industry-leading AI infrastructure, trusted by OpenAI, that includes large-scale models and easy-to-use APIs, at any stage in your journey.Azure makes deploying AI easy so you can focus your customers.
Integration with the dev tools you love
Azure’s integration with GitHub, VS Code, and more means reduced time-to-market with streamlined workflows, automated deployments, and fewer devs required.
We’re open source friendly, too, so you can use the tech you prefer, including Python, Node.js, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.
An all-in-one platform for SaaS startups
Microsoft has the longest-running program designed to help startups sell into the enterprise, unmatched by any other cloud.With enterprise-grade security and compliance features, Azure is chosen by startups looking to sell to enterprises in any industry.

Azure Cognitive Services

Azure Cognitive Services is a suite of cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) services provided by Microsoft Azure. It offers a broad range of APIs and pre-built models that developers can use to add intelligent features to their applications without requiring deep AI expertise.Cognitive Services brings AI within reach of every developer and data scientist. This enables developers and data scientists of all skill levels to easily add AI capabilities to their apps.
Azure Cognitive Services covers various domains of AI, including vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search.
Vision Services
These services enable developers to analyze images and videos to extract insights. They include services like Computer Vision, Face detection and recognition, Custom Vision and Video Indexer.
Speech Services
This set of services allows developers to integrate speech capabilities into their applications. It includes Speech to Text , Text to Speech and Speech Translation.
Language Services
These services provide natural language processing capabilities. They include Language Understanding, Text Analytics and Translator.
Knowledge Services
This category includes services like Q&A Maker and Entity Linking.
Search Services
Azure Cognitive Services also offers Bing Search APIs, which allow developers to integrate web search functionality into their applications.
Azure Cognitive Services provides a scalable and cost-effective way to leverage AI technologies without requiring extensive AI expertise, making it accessible to a wide range of developers and organizations.

Azure AI Bot Service

  • Azure Bot Service is a platform provided by Microsoft Azure for developing, deploying, and managing chatbots using AI capabilities provided by Azure Cognitive Services.
  • With Azure Bot Service, developers can create chatbots using various frameworks and programming languages.. It offers tools and resources to build conversational experiences, define dialogue flows, integrate with different channels (such as web, mobile, Microsoft Teams, Slack, etc.), and deploy the chatbot to Azure or other hosting environments.
  • Azure Cognitive Services provides a set of AI services that can be leveraged within the chatbot to add natural language processing, speech recognition, image analysis, and other cognitive capabilities.
  • Azure provides a comprehensive ecosystem of tools, services, and resources to develop, deploy, and manage AI-powered chatbots, making it easier for developers to create sophisticated conversational experiences and deliver them across multiple channels and devices.

Advantages of using Azure AI Bot service

Build Bots Quickly
Make, test and publish bots using a low-code graphical interface.
Improve Your Bot Applications Over Time
Automatically track critical bot telemetry and and identify future topics.
Create Multi Model and Multichannel Experiences
Connect to channels such as telephony and Microsoft Teams with minimal code changes.
Connect to channels such as telephony and Microsoft Teams with minimal code changes.
Scale Safey with Centralized Management
Deploy bot securely maintain compliance and governance.

Multiple channels and languages

Azure Cognitive Services covers various domains of AI, including vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search.
Azure OpenAI Service
Azure OpenAI is a collaboration between Microsoft Azure and OpenAI to provide access to OpenAI’s advanced language models, including GPT-4, Dall-E, Codex etc. through the Azure cloud platform. The partnership allows developers and businesses to leverage OpenAI’s AI capabilities seamlessly within the Azure ecosystem.
Azure provides a range of services and resources to support the integration and deployment of OpenAI models. This includes the Azure Cognitive Services suite, which offers pre-built APIs and tools for language understanding, text analytics, and translation, among others.
Additionally, Azure Machine Learning, a service within Azure, allows for the training, deployment, and management of custom machine learning models, including OpenAI models. This enables developers to fine-tune and adapt OpenAI’s models to their specific needs.
By leveraging Azure OpenAI, developers can harness the power of OpenAI’s advanced language models while benefiting from Azure’s robust infrastructure, scalability, security, and other cloud services.
Advantages of using Azure OpenAI
Large, pretrained AI models to unlock few scenarios
Custom AI models fine-tuned with your data and hyperparameters
Built-in features to help ensure you’re using AI responsibly
Enterprise-grade security with role-based access control (RBAC) and private networks
How Innovation Incubator can assist you
Our Microsoft certified experts make the perfect team to provide services for your organization. Our main goal is to provide specialized, secure, compliant, and AI-powered solutions that can further benefit you.Some of the services which we offer are:
Azure Marketplace
The Azure Marketplace is an online store where startups can discover and purchase third-party solutions that integrate with Microsoft Azure. It offers a wide range of applications, services, and components developed by various vendors.We can assist in getting required solutions from Azure Marketplace.
Development and Consulting Services
We offer expertise in areas such as software development, cloud architecture, AI implementation, data analytics, and digital transformation. Startups can leverage our services to accelerate their product development and technology adoption.
Startup Incubators and Accelerators
We support startups through mentorship, funding, resources, and networking opportunities.
Training and Certification Provider
We offer training and help for certification programs for Microsoft technologies. Startups can leverage these programs to upskill their teams, improve their technical knowledge, and earn certifications that validate their expertise. This can help startups demonstrate their proficiency to customers and enhance their credibility.
Azure Services we use
Azure Database MySQL-Server
Azure Database
PostgreSQL Server
Azure DevOps
Cache Redis
Container Instances
Container Registries
Function Apps
Key Vaults
Kubernetes Services
Load Balancers
Peering Service
Storage Accounts
Storage Container
Virtual Machine
Active Directory
Active Directory B2C
Cognitive Services
Anomaly Detector
In order to facilitate multi-cloud deployment for a specific project, we decided to explore an alternative to AWS Lambda functions by experimenting with Azure. This allowed us to assess the viability of using Azure’s equivalent service as a substitute for AWS Lambda. By conducting this trial, we aimed to determine the compatibility and effectiveness of Azure within our multi-cloud environment.