Microsoft for Startups, Volta announce partnership in Atlantic Canada

Halifax-based innovation hub Volta and Microsoft for Startups Canada have announced a strategic partnership to support the growth and development of Eastern Canadian startups.

Through various joint initiatives, events, and access to technology, this partnership aims to bring the Microsoft for Startups program and resources to the Volta community, in order to help them accelerate, grow, and scale.

“This new partnership with Microsoft for Startups will serve as an excellent new resource for our startup community.”

“Volta is a pillar of support for startups in eastern Canada, helping local companies connect with the resources they need to scale,” said Adam Nanjee, managing director of Microsoft for Startups Canada. “We look forward to working with them to support, build and accelerate the startup community in Halifax and across Atlantic Canada.”

 
The collaboration will offer specific events and programming tailored to the Atlantic Canada community, such as expert-led lunch and learn sessions, Microsoft for Startup office hours, initiatives focused on diversity, inclusion, and underrepresented founders, as well as events focusing on artificial intelligence and AI for good.

“At Volta, we are always looking at ways to enhance our program and event offerings, and this new partnership with Microsoft for Startups will serve as an excellent new resource for our startup community,” said Jesse Rodgers, CEO at Volta. “As our companies continue to grow and reach global markets, we are thrilled they will have access to the hugely beneficial programming Microsoft for Startups has to offer.”

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This partnership will also deliver the Microsoft for Startups offering to eligible Volta Residents, including up to $120,000 in free Azure credits, as well as enterprise-grade technical support and development tools. Dedicated resources will be available to prepare marketing and sales teams to effectively sell their cloud solutions to enterprise organizations in partnership with Microsoft’s global sales organization and partner ecosystem.

This announcement comes shortly after Microsoft for Startups and Canadian tech hub OneEleven also announced a partnership to support Canadian startups.

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