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Scaling from Founder to CEO

Scaling up is one of the trickiest growth phases that a start-up will face. But what does it mean for the founder / CEO ?

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Want to Know How to Work With Startups? Follow These 12 Rules

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.

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One Big Family: The Inaugural Founders’ Summit

On the 27th and 28th of January, 40 founders from London, Paris, Bangalore, Berlin, and Seattle, along with several key MA staff led by Senior Director of the Microsoft Alumni Program, Alec Saunders, gathered in the historic 18th century Chicheley Hall, 60 miles north of London. This was the first time an international group of Microsoft […]

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2017 – Fresh cohort of emerging tech companies.

“Our industry does not respect tradition – it only respects innovation“. Satya Nadella

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Six New Data Science and Machine Learning Trends to Watch in 2017

As we embark on 2017, the exciting potential of data science and machine learning is just waiting to be unleashed in ways that will benefit people, businesses and economies across the world. Here are six of the key trends that will shape the development of this incredible technology this year.

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Announcing the First Batch to Join the New Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai

We are proud to announce the 14 market-ready startups selected to join our Shanghai Accelerator program!

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Startup Working to Close the Digital Divide? Apply for the Affordable Access Grant from Microsoft!

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Collective Innovation, Collaborative Success!

(This post is part of the Think Next thought leadership series) When it comes to disruptive innovations, chances are that the first thing that comes to mind is a genius and the ‘light bulb’ moment preceding the discovery. However, at Microsoft, we choose to think differently — we think partnerships.

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