Microsoft, Accenture Team Up To Help Start-Ups

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jan 16, 2018

Partnership

Microsoft Accelerator and Accenture Ventures announced a new ecosystem partnership that aims to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in India.

The two companies will help growth-stage technology B2B start-ups boost their enterprise readiness and go-to-market, and help achieve scale in national and international markets.

The tech giants will support growth-stage technology B2B start-ups in India specializing in artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, augmented/virtual reality, blockchain, fintech, big data, security and customer experience solutions, and provide access to Accenture’s global clients and Microsoft’s global network.

The ecosystem partnership will help start-ups deploy solutions in large India and global client environments, improvise on their business model and sharpen their go-to-market strategy. Start-ups stand to gain by developing innovative solutions for enterprise use cases created out of the synergy between Microsoft Accelerator and Accenture Ventures and their shared innovation ecosystems consisting of start-ups, venture capitalists, universities and corporate R&D labs.

“Start-ups are the centers of innovation, and over the past decade they have played a crucial role in disrupting many industries worldwide. Today, the need is to create a collaborative environment and bring start-ups and corporates together to co-create and co-innovate. Our partnership with Accenture showcases our commitment to connect start-ups with large corporates and help them scale up to become successful businesses,” said Bala Girisaballa, Managing Director, Microsoft Accelerator.

“At Accenture Ventures, we believe that an open innovation approach can help enterprises accelerate adoption of ‘The New’, underpinned by innovation and digital. This ecosystem partnership is an example of how we orchestrate the innovation ecosystem and create opportunities for start-ups to grow and scale-up. We are excited about the unique value that Accenture Ventures and Microsoft Accelerator can together create for start-ups and enterprises,” said Avnish Sabharwal, managing director, Accenture Ventures, India.