Microsoft is offering B2B startups free access to GitHub Enterprise, and the Microsoft Power Platform.
Two years ago, Microsoft announced an ambitious goal to become the leading enterprise cloud for B2B startups in the world. Called Microsoft for Startups, the company launched a founder-first program that delivers the technology, go-to-market and community benefits needed to catalyze startup success.
Microsoft says that thousands of startups from more than 140 countries have already connected their solutions to the company's enterprise customers. Startups active in Microsoft's program are on pace to close more than $1 billion in new sales opportunities over the next year alone.
Microsoft is now expanding the member benefits.
Starting today, all new and current startups in the program will receive access to GitHub Enterprise. GitHub Enterprise extends the flexibility and functionality of GitHub with features that simplify account administration and provide additional security, compliance and deployment controls as teams scale.
In addition, in the coming months, all new and current startups will receive access to Microsoft Power Platform which empowers organizations to analyze data, build solutions, automate processes and create virtual agents.
Microsoft says it is committed to listen to the needs of startup communities around the world and employ these insights to guide the Microsoft for Startups program experience from events and education, to vertical tracks such as our Quantum or Autonomous Driving.
The company will also provide open access to distribution channels including Microsoft's commercial marketplaces (Azure Marketplace and AppSource), cloud solution providers (CSP), and its enterprise sales force.