Microsoft for Startups has announced Adam Nanjee will join as Managing Director for Canada. In his new role, Nanjee will be working with Canadian entrepreneurs, founders, innovation hubs, and accelerators to scale Canadian startups using Microsoft platforms.
Nanjee previously led the first national FinTech cluster at MaRS Discovery District in 2014. He also served as VP of Business Development in Emerging Payments at MasterCard Canada, and was the Global Head of eCommerce and Social Networking Partnerships at BlackBerry.
Last February, Microsoft invested $500 million into Microsoft for Startups. The program aims to help accelerators, incubators, VCs and other startup-enabling organizations with marketing and tech support, and includes a co-selling program that allows startups to benefit from Microsoft’s existing sales force (disclosure: Microsoft is a proud sponsor of BetaKit’s amazing CTO Interview series).
“I immediately knew that there was a significant opportunity in Canada for the startup community to be a part of this vision,” Nanjee said. “To all Canadian startups, you are here to do great things. We are here to help.”
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