Thursday
October 29
2020

Microsoft and Accenture Expand Commitment To Support Social Entrepreneurs

Aiming to amplify the societal impact of emerging technology, Microsoft and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) are expanding a joint initiative announced earlier this year to support startups that are focused on solving critical business challenges related to sustainability and skilling. The immersive, hands-on program provides technology support to help startups build scalable solutions and business models that can lead to more tangible and lasting benefits for people around the world.

Initially focused on engaging startups with solutions in the areas of agriculture, education and healthcare, Microsoft and Accenture are now extending the program to include startups with innovative solutions that focus on sustainability and skilling. Through the initiative, Microsoft Research India and Accenture Labs will help social enterprise startups test and validate proof-of-concepts, conduct design thinking sessions to help entrepreneurs re-envision the impact of their solutions, and provide support in exploring and using Microsoft technologies.

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Source: Microsoft News (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship, Investing, Technology
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skills development, social enterprise, social impact, startups, sustainability, technology