Microsoft to join FiBAN – empowering founders to achieve more with cloud services, support & mentorship
March 10, 2022
Microsoft for Startups provides founders with the resources that grow with the companies from idea to exit. With the access to Microsoft cloud services, including Azure, Teams and GitHub combined with deep technical support and mentorship, Microsoft empowers founders to achieve more.
“Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft provides the most trusted and comprehensive cloud to leverage in your business.”
Microsoft for Startups is a global program supported by a team of startup veterans and industry experts committed to providing founders with the resources they need, when they need them, regardless of where they are in their startup journey.
“We believe that entrepreneurship should be open to all and that anyone with an idea deserves a way to innovate and grow. As a part of our partnership with FiBAN community, we bring the benefits of the Founders Hub to its members.”, tells Mika Hämäläinen, Customer Program Manager at Microsoft Finland.
“From access to the Microsoft cloud including Azure, Teams and GitHub to deep technical support and mentorship, our goal is to provide a customized set of offerings and resources that grow with these companies from idea to exit.”
Intelligent cloud services for FiBAN members: Azure, GitHub, Teams, and more!
Microsoft for Startups provides FiBAN members’ portfolio startups with the resources they need to build and grow a startup: access the technology and tools to quickly build and run your business, including Azure, GitHub, and Microsoft Teams. Or get community support via personalized technical sessions, content, and mentorship to help you maneuver around roadblocks.
Here are a few ways members receive support:
- Azure credits (up to $120K for 2 years)
- Access to free Visual Studio and GitHub Enterprise
- M365 licenses, including Microsoft Teams to run your business
- Free Dynamics365 and Power Platform licenses
- 24×7 technical support
- Access to our rich mentor community
For the FiBAN members, Microsoft provides local guidance on the Microsoft Founders Hub and other relevant programs to help build business leveraging Azure platform.
Microsoft marketplace and Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability
According to a recent study by Solita, 82% of Finnish enterprise companies use Azure. Finnish startups and investors can tap into this massive business opportunity by using Microsoft’s marketplace. Microsoft’s marketplace enables driving cost-effective and scalable sales for your Azure based solutions to customers in 141 geographies and in over 50 tax managed countries.
All the above will be done using a secure and sustainable global platform. With Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, you can track and calculate your carbon footprint, view data analysis and insights that will help you to accelerate your sustainability journey.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Microsoft to FiBAN. Our common mission is to help our members succeed. The growing cloud benefits provided by FiBAN partners will help services and solutions to be developed and scaled faster as well as expanded to global markets easier.”, says Aija Bärlund, FiBAN Interim Managing Director.
Welcome to the growth journey!
Aija Bärlund, Interim Managing Director, FiBAN
+358 40 6810245
Mika Hämäläinen, Customer Program Manager, Microsoft Finland
+358 50 463 5266
Inari Bergius, Partner Development Manager, Microsoft Finland