SINE, IIT Bombay, and Microsoft collaborate to promote technology startups

SINE, IIT Bombay

SINE, the umbrella organisation at IIT Bombay for fostering entrepreneurship and nurturing tech start-ups, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Microsoft to support SINE startups. The collaboration is consistent with SINE’s vision of creating an environment where knowledge and innovation can be translated into successful entrepreneurs.

As part of this collaboration, SINE and Microsoft will look into opportunities that will allow startups at SINE to benefit from Microsoft software and services, such as access to GitHub, M365 resources, Azure training and skilling, and mentor networks. This collaboration will also provide startups with exclusive access to Microsoft executives, industry experts, Microsoft Valuable Professionals (MVP), Azure Influencers, and startup founders. Microsoft and SINE will also collaborate to identify and onboard startups for the Founder’s Hub. Select startups will also be able to participate in the Azure community program and other ongoing Microsoft developer campaigns such as the Azure Developer League, Azure Blogathon, Hackathons, Open Hacks, and Imagine Cup.

“SINE is excited to join hands with Microsoft to help startups working in the technology domain,” said Poyni Bhat, Chief Executive Officer of SINE. With more and more emphasis shifting toward cloud-based technology solutions across various sectors, Microsoft’s history and experience as the leading global technology giant will undoubtedly benefit our startups, and we hope they can fully capitalize on this partnership.”

“The Microsoft Azure platform hosts a wide array of products and cloud services that can help startups solve today’s challenges and design solutions for the future,” said Himani Agrawal, Country Head, Azure, Microsoft India. We are excited to work with SINE and IIT Bombay to help startups harness the power of the cloud, allowing them to turn meaningful innovation into actionable results.”

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Microsoft will also provide SINE startups with flexible, scalable resources API integration with GitHub, visits to the Microsoft Tech Center in Bengaluru to demonstrate tech value, and scheduled in-person/online sessions. They can also gain access to Microsoft ISV – Independent Software Vendors – as well as opportunities, to collaborate with Microsoft and list on the Microsoft Marketplace.