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Startup Edmonton announces collaboration with Microsoft

Community of companies will benefit from Microsoft for Startups expertise and resources.


EDMONTON — Startup Edmonton, an entrepreneurial support organization, has announced a new collaboration with Microsoft for Startups Canada, Microsoft’s global startup program available in Canada and designed to help startups scale with access to technology, mentorship and business benefits.

Startup Edmonton is managed by Innovate Edmonton, a division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.

Through various joint initiatives, events, and access to tech tools, Startup Edmonton says its community of companies will benefit from Microsoft for Startups expertise and resources.

The collaboration will host expert-led lunch and learn sessions, office hours, CTO (chief technology officer) dinner series, as well as events focusing on artificial intelligence, diversity and inclusion.

“Since 2009, supporting the incredibly hardworking founders and the teams at startups has been at the heart of our work at Startup Edmonton. Our collaboration with Microsoft for Startups is an amazing opportunity to enhance opportunities for our founders to increase their skill-base, but also expand their networks to the world,” said Tiffany Linke-Boyko, CEO, Startup Edmonton, in a prepared statement. “I can’t wait for the Microsoft for Startups team to meet our companies and get more involved in the community.”

Eligible Startup Edmonton program members will also benefit from various Microsoft for Startup offers, including enterprise-grade technical support and development tools.

Also, Startup Edmonton says dedicated resources will be available to prepare marketing and sales teams to effectively sell their cloud solutions to enterprise organizations working with Microsoft’s global sales organization and partner ecosystem.

“With over a decade of hard-won experience supporting area startups, we’re thrilled to team with Startup Edmonton to help these founders quickly scale their companies with streamlined access to technology and business connections,” said Adam Nanjee, managing director of Canada at Microsoft for Startups, also in a statement. “There has never been a better time to be a startup in Canada.”

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