CSR : Microsoft & Ashoka accelerator program to empower social entrepreneurs

HYDERABAD: Microsoft Corporation rolled out Microsoft-Ashoka Accelerator, a new social entrepreneur accelerator program in partnership with Ashoka, a network of social entrepreneurs to nurture and grow an ecosystem of tech-enabled startups focused on social and environmental issues.

The accelerator is part of Microsoft’s worldwide Tech for Good initiative. India and France will be the first countries to pilot the program in March 2019, Microsoft informed today.

The program will provide startups technology access, AI and cloud expertise and customized mentoring to accelerate the development of intelligent and effective solutions for social issues.

Ashoka will bring to the accelerator program their long-standing expertise in the social impact space, in addition to access to their extensive network of global and local fellows and early stage social innovators.

(Reported by India CSR Network)

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