Microsoft for Startups

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Microsoft for Startups is a comprehensive global program designed to support startups as they build and scale their companies. Whether you’re looking to build your first application, land your first customer or scale to a million users, we’re here to help. From technical resources and free cloud to selling alongside Microsoft salespeople and partner channel, we’re invested in your success.

Join Lighthouse Ventures and be eligible for:

Technical enablement

Microsoft technology to help your bottom line:

  • Up to $120k of free Azure cloud for two years
  • Visual Studio Enterprise cloud subscription
  • Office 365 Business Premium
  • Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement and Talent
  • Enterprise grade Azure support

Access to engineers:

  • NDA roadmap briefings
  • 1:1 consultations
  • Architectural Design Sessions
  • 1:few coding events

Business enablement

Tools and resources to accelerate your Go-To-Market:

  • Customized 6-month Go-To-Market plan
  • Dedicated marketplace onboarding support desk
  • Marketplace listing optimization
  • Blog, evidence, event promotion
  • Joint marketing and demand generation campaign
  • Industry-focused campaigns and joint engagement
  • Access to additional premium Go-To-Market services

Sales enablement

A guided joint sales experience that includes:

  • A dedicated success manager
  • Bi-directional lead sharing with our sales teams
  • Targeted account planning
  • Facilitated introductions to reseller and services partners
  • International market expansion assistance
  • A worldwide network of Microsoft sellers paid to sell your solution into their enterprise accounts