Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub
A platform that grows with you.
Build at your own pace with up to $150,000 in free Azure credits.
Connect with business experts, mentors, and technical advisors from our curated network of subject matter experts and Azure specialists.
Improve your productivity and accelerate development with free access to GitHub Enterprise, Azure OpenAI Service, VS Code, Microsoft 365 including Office and Teams, LinkedIn, and more.
Access to OpenAI and other trusted partners
Access a range of startup-friendly benefits from partners including credits from OpenAI, Bubble, and more.
Build your startup on Azure
Develop at your own pace with up to $150,000 in Azure credits, redeemable over time. The support you need, just when you need it.
You are refining your startup idea and prototyping your product.
$1k in Azure credits now and up to $150k as your usage and company grow.
You know your solution has value and you are jumping into developing a minimally viable product.
$5k in Azure credits now and up to $150k as your usage and company grow.
You have launched your product and are focusing on shipping features and winning customers.
$25k in Azure credits now and up to $150k as your usage and company grow.
You have product market fit and are ready to focus on scaling your company.
$150k in Azure credits now.
Build quickly and run more efficiently with free access to Microsoft tools and platforms
Microsoft Teams | Microsoft 365 | GitHub Enterprise | Visual Studio | Microsoft Azure | Microsoft Dynamics 365 | Microsoft Power Platform
Infuse generative AI into your product with ease
Innovate with large-scale, generative AI models according to your needs. Get free credits from OpenAI, access production-ready Azure OpenAI Service offerings, and build with industry leading Azure ML infrastructure or easy-to-use APIs.
- Bring intelligence to your use-cases such as search, content generation and more.
- Convert natural language to business process automation.
- Manage your costs on generative model deployments.
- Build hyper-personalization for your application using conversational AI practices.
Startup-friendly offers from trusted partners
Our expanding list of partner offers empowers founders to achieve more. From planning, through development, to compliance and security, these startup-friendly benefits will help grow your business. Access OpenAI APIs, LinkedIn Premium, and so much more.
Accelerate development and grow your startup with access to expert guidance
Technical advisory and Azure consulting
Access 1:1 technical advisory with guidance to help you start building on Azure, and assistance with architecture design, scalability, security reviews, and more. Our advisors provide customized support and personalized recommendations for the Azure services you need to overcome your challenges.
A global network of experts and mentors
Connect with experts and mentors for guidance across a range of startup challenges. Access and learn from subject matter experts, successful former founders, and venture capitalists from M12, Microsoft’s corporate VC.
Personalized training and content
Tailored learning paths, content, and events are designed to help you progress to the next stage, no matter your starting point.
Why build your startup on Azure?
Industry-leading AI innovation
Futureproof your startup by accessing Azure’s industry-leading AI infrastructure, trusted by OpenAI, that includes large-scale models and easy-to-use APIs.
Azure makes deploying AI easy so you can focus on what matters–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
We’re proud to have 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.
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