The Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator Program: COP28 Edition is now open for applications. You can now join the 8-week, equity-free accelerator program for sustainability startups! With the support of Microsoft and Abu Dhabi Investment Office, learn from global experts, connect with the right corporate and investment network, and access opportunities to scale your solution to the next level. Apply now to Cohort 4 before September 14.
The Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator program’s mission is to connect startups with the best of Microsoft and help them scale. The virtual program supports qualifying startups across 4 pillars:
Tech Enablement: We connect founders with the tech they need to thrive. Access a package of perks, including a minimum of $25,000 of free Azure credits, GitHub Enterprise License, Microsoft 365 Licenses, and an extensive network of tech experts.
Corporate Readiness: The program connects tech startups with some of the biggest corporations and mentors that prepare our startups for enterprise selling.
Financial Readiness: Work closely with expert financial mentors to enhance the startups’ financial and business models.
Investor Readiness: Understand how investor ready you are and get exposure to Microsoft’s VC partner network.
Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator component are:
- Four themes based on COP28 thematic days:
- Finance, Trade, Gender Equality and Accountability
- Energy, Industry, and Just Transition
- Nature, Land Use, and Oceans
- Food, Agriculture and Water
- Virtual capacity building workshops and training covering Business, Abu Dhabi, Sustainability and Tech
- Unique curated mentor panel dedicated specifically to each startup
- 1:1 Technical support and guidance from Microsoft specialists
- In-person Demo Day and opportunities at COP28 in the UAE
- Access to investors and corporate partners
- $150,000+ in credits and benefits on Founders Hub (learn more)
To be eligibility for the Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator: COP28, businesses must be:
- Tech startups
- Sustainability solutions
- Revenue Generating Scale-Ups or Growth Stage Innovators
Also Check: AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator Program
Application Deadline: September 14
Program Duration: October 2 – November 24
Demo Day: First week of COP28 in December