Microsoft has launched a Microsoft for Startups Founder Hub in Bangladesh to support start-up businesses in Asia.
The new platform provides technology tools and $300,000 worth of funding to help founders to grow their businesses. Tools will include secure cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure, as well as Microsoft 365, GitHub Enterprise and Visual Studio Enterprise.
Microsoft will also provide personalised mentoring services and access to Microsoft Learn to help new businesses develop connections with customers and to accelerate their growth.
“Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, a founder-first programme designed to meet unique needs, is a timely addition to the Bangladeshi start-up ecosystem, especially with its aim of broadening avenues of access to founders,” said Yousup Faruqu, managing director at Microsoft Bangladesh. “With an environment and a community that facilitates rapid digitisation and adaptation of new technology, local start-ups have the capacity to drive social transformation across all cross-sections of society. We look forward to working together with homegrown start-ups to unlock innovation and help them reach international heights.”
The initiative is part of a larger commitment to boost the growth of start-up organisations in Bangladesh by leveraging Microsoft technology.
Microsoft encourages all founders of businesses to sign up to the programme, regardless of background, location, progress or aspirations.