Microsoft Accelerator, a global program built to empower startups, and Wipro Limited on Wednesday entered into a partnership that will provide startups with greater opportunities to innovate and grow their business.
“We are confident that our partnership with Microsoft Accelerator will be an important enabler in developing critical solutions for our customers, harnessing both the innovation taking place within Wipro and the external ecosystem,” Wipro Limited Chief Technology Officer K R Sanjiv told reporters here.
The announcement was made at the accelerator’s flagship event - Think Next 2016 - which brings together thought leaders who are driving transformation via innovation.
Think Next 2016 also marked the graduation of 13 startups from its ninth cohort.
“The partnership with Wipro allows us to leverage our combined strengths and market reach to provide a whole new level of market access for our startups,” Microsoft Accelerator CEO-In-Residence Bala Girisaballa said.
Bala also said many of the portfolio startups, including CustomerXPS, CloudCherry, Zing HR, Altizon System and iBOT have seen great traction from Microsoft s ISV Program and the accelerator’s corporate partnerships. Through this partnership, enterprises stand to gain from access to the innovative technology solutions emerging from some of the best technology startups in the country, Bala said.
“In addition, they will get a robust technology solution backed by the reliable delivery and support platform provided by Microsoft and Wipro,” he said.