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Not every accelerator is right for your startup. For example, most accelerators require you to set up shop in their space. You want to be sure you and your partners like the vibe and can gain value from the space itself in addition to the program.
I meet 4-5 new entrepreneurs every week as part of my office hours on Go-to-market help for young startups. Most are based in Bangalore, but surprisingly some are from other parts of the world (Chennai, Singapore and Estonia, even, via Skype).
At Microsoft Ventures, we are all about helping to create exceptional startups. We work with entrepreneurs that are turning brilliant ideas into successful companies. Earlier today at DLD Tel Aviv Digital Innovation 2013 we announced that SkyGiraffe, a cloud company that brings mobility to the enterprise, became our first investment as Microsoft Ventures.
Entrepreneurs throughout the world are working hard towards creating successful tech businesses. At Microsoft we’ve long recognised that innovation is crucial for global growth, and we’ve been trying to remove the barriers stopping dreams from becoming reality with programmes like BizSpark, which has been going for nearly five years.
Entrepreneurship is an increasingly global phenomenon. We know that the barriers to turn an idea into a business have never been lower. At the same time, entrepreneurs at any maturity level still need a lot of assistance, and there are more resources than ever available to help them.