Microsoft for Startups
“Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub” greatly enhanced
~Additional Benefits such as LinkedIn & Launch of Member Community~
Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Ahmed Jameel Mazari) will strengthen the support content of the startup support program “Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub”, which is deployed in more than 140 countries around the world, in November. We are pleased to inform you that This startup support program is a large project that provides a free quota equivalent to a maximum of 50 million yen per company, as well as tools. We made it public. [Image 1
“Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub”
Notice of adding LinkedIn benefits to “Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub” The Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub aims to help all founders succeed, regardless of background or business stage. When we launch the Founders Hub in March 2022, we will provide founders at all stages with free resources to help them build successful startups, from free Azure credits to mentoring from experts inside and outside Microsoft. I have provided it.
Since our launch, our focus has been on continuing to provide value for startups. We have met many founders, from startups to exited companies, to gain a deeper understanding of their needs and challenges. As a result, we’ve added many new perks such as access to Open AI’s GPT-3 model with free credits, no-code tools like Bubble, and visual collaboration tool Miro.
And now, many founders are adding LinkedIn to their perks as a tool for recruiting, managing clients, and building networks with industry and investors.
Starting in November, startups selected for the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub will have access to four LinkedIn products.
LinkedIn Premium Business
1. Hire the best people with Recruiter Lite
STARTUPS MAGAZINE claimed in a recent article, “Hiring new talent is the most unexpected challenge entrepreneurs face when running a small business.” In order for entrepreneurs to tackle the issue, we are offering free subscriptions to LinkedIn Recruiter Lite for 3 months to startups selected for Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub. Recruiter Lite helps you get the most out of your LinkedIn network, identify the right people for your company, and recruit to fill talent gaps to grow your business.
https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/recruiter-lite 2. Grow your business with Sales Navigator Core
Strengthen your startup’s ability to generate revenue with the world’s largest professional network on LinkedIn. Selected startups on the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub will have access to LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator Core for three months. This is a tool that helps you extract the right customer targets using insights centered on LinkedIn registrant profiles.
https://business.linkedin.com/sales-solutions/sales-navigator 3. Grow your network with LinkedIn Premium Business
LinkedIn Premium Business helps startups reach their business goals faster. Startups selected for the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub can take advantage of LinkedIn’s insights, search tools, and extra InMail credits to directly message the right people to grow their business. LinkedIn Premium Business also gives you access to company data and insights relevant to your business to uncover potential leads.
4. Promote brand building with LinkedIn Ads
By posting ads on LinkedIn’s talent network, you can build your brand by involving a community of different stakeholders. Selected startups in the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub can now receive up to $1,000 in advertising credits to help generate leads, drive traffic, and drive brand and product awareness for new businesses.
“Growing a business means finding buyers and hiring new employees with the skills they need to succeed,” said Scott Roberts, vice president of business development at LinkedIn. It’s important to reach out to people,” he said. “The Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is designed to give startups the tools they need to grow their business, and the inclusion of LinkedIn offerings creates connections with the targets that matter most to them. I will help you,” he said.
“Our goal with the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is to drive success at each stage of the business,” said Charlotte Yarkoni, Head of Microsoft Commerce + Ecosystems. “We’re excited to add new value on LinkedIn to help you find and acquire customers, build a network of peers and investors.”
These benefits allow startups selected for the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub to leverage LinkedIn’s wide range of services to advance their business. Apply to the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub to take advantage of third-party offerings such as LinkedIn and Microsoft tools and benefits such as Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Github Enterprise.
Application page URL of Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub: https://www.microsoft.com/ja-JP/biz/startups/
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Released a report on the invitation event “Microsoft meets Startups” limited to selected startups
On November 11th (Friday), an invitation event was held at the Microsoft Japan headquarters in Shinagawa, limited to startups selected for the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, and on December 8th (Thursday), the event report was released on Microsoft’s partner portal. .
This event was held for the purpose of networking Microsoft for Startups program students. We had the latest update on support from the person in charge of the Microsoft for Startups program,
presentations from Microsoft for Startups partner companies, and a panel discussion by current program students.
After the session, we held a networking event for Microsoft for Startups program students. In addition to technical talks such as Azure cloud service applications for products under development and how to use GitHub, business development methods for start-up companies and business collaboration between start-ups were also exchanged. I was.
In addition, for those who wish to participate in the networking event, we will take a tour of the Shinagawa headquarters of Microsoft Japan, which was renewed this year, and introduce initiatives related to sustainability in the office and the interior of the office to realize hybrid work.・We introduced how the preview was refurbished. [Image 3
For details of the event report, please see the URL below.
Microsoft Meets Startups event report URL:
https://blogs.partner.microsoft.com/partner-japan/microsoft-meets-startups-november-11/ About Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
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