Microsoft for Startups and FounderFuel, Montreal’s largest startup accelerator, announced today that they would be working together to accelerate the growth of Canadian AI startups. Starting this month, qualified startups in the FounderFuel cohort will receive access to Microsoft business and technical experts as well as access to free Azure cloud and powerful development tools.
Founder Fuel helps early stage companies go to market, raise capital and make connections with entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders in Montreal and across Canada.
Isaac Souweine, General Manager of Founder Fuel said “We are proud to start this new relationship with Microsoft, which has always played an important leadership role in the tech industry. Our mission is to help startups grow and develop into successful businesses and Microsoft is well positioned to help us in those efforts through both technological support and mentorship. Additionally, we believe Microsoft’s support for FounderFuel startups is a sign of the importance of Montreal as a leading tech hub.”
Through this relationship, Microsoft experts will be available to mentor FounderFuel startups through the course of the program. Additionally, eligible startups in the program will receive preferred access to free Azure cloud, go-to-market benefits and the opportunity to sell alongside Microsoft.
Adam Nanjee, Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups Canada said, “This new partnership is an important step in our efforts to deepen our support for startups in Montreal and Canada overall. FounderFuel plays a vital role in helping startups succeed in Montreal, one of the world’s foremost centers of AI development and we look forward to working with them to provide startups with the mentorship and technological resources they need to succeed.”