Announcing the finalists for the inaugural Microsoft Inspire US Change Maker Pitch Competition

Microsoft is pleased to announce the 4 finalists for the Inaugural Microsoft Inspire US Change Maker Pitch Competition. This pitch competition aims to showcase partner solutions using Microsoft cloud and AI technologies to create a sustainable impact for our communities including humanitarian needs, environmental sustainability and accessibility.

We have received many inspiring and innovative solution nominations. Thank you to all nominees for participating in the first-ever partner pitch competition.  Solutions are evaluated for their originality, market feasibility, and use of Microsoft Cloud and AI technologies. The nomination review panel consisted of business leaders within the Microsoft community.

Special congratulations to our four finalists that will be pitching their solutions at Microsoft Inspire on Tuesday, July 16 (4:30 – 6:00pm PST) in Las Vegas.

  • AvePoint Citizen Services empowers government agencies to leverage a modern, automated & intelligent case management solution addressing humanitarian needs, environmental sustainability or accessibility, and/or empowering people living with a disability.
  • offers users an easy way for women to gain confidence regarding their finances and build a future of wealth.
  • Truckish Relay will transform long-haul truck driving into a day job, improving health and livelihood for truck drivers.
  • YogiFi by Wellnesys is a smart virtual yoga instructor that offers personalized wellness programs and instant therapy sessions anytime/ anywhere while tracking the progress of every individual’s own journey from physical fitness to inner happiness.

Join us at Microsoft Inspire in the Community Zone Theater on Tuesday, July 16 at 4:30 pm PST to see the finalists take the stage to pitch their ideas to a specially curated panel of business and technical judges from Microsoft: Sherlaender “Lani” Phillips, Vice President, Channel Sales, One Commercial Partner; Tejas Dixit, Director, Azure Product Marketing, WW Cloud Marketing; LJ Marinello, Director, Industry Technical Leader, US One Commercial Partner; Jose Cueto Gomez, Director, SMB Partners Go-To Market, One Commercial Partner; Karen Fassio, Director, Global Partner Marketing, WW One Commercial Partner. Final remarks will be made by David Willis, US Corporate Vice President of the US One Commercial Partner.

Congratulations, finalists! See you at #MSInspire

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