Microsoft today announced the new Microsoft for Startups Pegasus Program that connects growth-stage startups to thousands of Microsoft’s top customers. This is an extension of Founders Hub platform and it offers startups with additional support by driving top-line revenue. This program connects enterprise customers with business challenges and the startups with suitable solutions.
During the pilot of this program, the program helped over a hundred startups to win enterprise deals with an average size of $350,000.
Microsoft for Startups Pegasus Program is currently invite-only and Microsoft selects startups from its Founders Hub community.
The program offers the following benefits to startups:
- Opportunity generation: All startups chosen for the program receive support from industry experts, who will help generate sales opportunities in their sector and act as a trusted advisor.
- Go-to-market support: Startups will work with go-to-market experts from Microsoft to ensure they have the best resources for generating and developing deals.
- Access to Microsoft technology: Startups will also get a dedicated Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) supporting their technical success, preferred access to Azure’s AI offerings, and up to $350,000 in technology credits spanning Azure (including Azure OpenAI Service), GitHub, and LinkedIn. CSAs serve as a single point of contact for startups to ensure they are technically prepared to engage with enterprise customers, facilitate compliance and security checks, and advise on architecture.
You can learn more about this program here.