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Microsoft Corporation has become a technology partner of GenerationS

16.03.2018
Source: CNews

Microsoft Corporation will participate in the selection of projects in the FinTech track and the media direction of the Creative track of the Federal GenerationS Start-up Accelerator, organized by RVC. The best projects will be able to get into the program of individual work with Microsoft start-ups, they will receive consulting support from Microsoft technology and business experts, as well as access to Microsoft Azure cloud services.

The main criterion for selecting projects will be an innovative component, and experts will evaluate plans for monetization. Projects recognized by experts as the best ones will be announced at the GenerationS final in April 2018. In the last season of the accelerator, six participants of GenerationS became owners of cloud grants from Microsoft for $ 120 thousand.

"Support from Microsoft is very important for new developers. The partnership with Microsoft will allow the projects to take advantage of all the benefits of a world-class development program, to bring their product to global markets", the head of GenerationS accelerator Ekaterina Petrova commented.

"Do you remember the picture that tells how to draw an owl? To put it briefly, in the first step we draw two circles, in the second we draw an owl. As a result, nobody knows how to do this. Almost the same feeling is usually brought about by the term "digital transformation". Every year at the GenerationS final we see strong teams that can change the world. But only this year, we saw teams that really know how to "draw an owl." We believe that this is a great trend", Anastasia Makeyenok ,the head of the innovative business direction of Microsoft Eastern Europe, says.

Microsoft for start-ups is an intensive business development program. The program includes consulting start-ups, educational services, infrastructure and technology support necessary for the development of software products, as well as support in cooperation with industry customers to exercise pilot projects for implementation. In addition, the project participants will be assisted in further attracting investments.



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