Microsoft for Startups: Accelerating Founder Progress
Microsoft for Startups will continue their long journey with Slush as a Main Partner at this year’s event engaging with Founders on all fronts.
Microsoft for Startups will be returning to Slush this year as one of the Main Partners. We’re inviting startups to “Find Your Way With Microsoft for Startups”. This will be a half-day event including lightning talks, startup stories, and technical workshops, all focused on innovation. Microsoft for Startups recently launched a private preview of the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, aimed at democratizing entrepreneurship and supporting all founders from idea to exit.
Slush Official Side Event: Find your way with Microsoft for Startups
The sessions are running from 11 am–1:30 pm in Siipi 1101AB, right next to the Main Event venue. Join one, two, or all sessions!
GROWING REVENUE WITH MICROSOFT
11:00 am–11:25 am, Dec 2
Looking to scale with the world’s most valuable company? Join Andrew Macadam – Global Founder and Success Director for tips, tricks, and insights on how to do this by accessing the Microsoft for Startups program!
WHAT’S IN THE MS STARTUP STACK?
11:25 am–11:50 am, Dec 2
Building in the cloud comes with the responsibility of not only designing your architecture but also anticipating and understanding how much it will cost to operate.
As a startup, one of our goals should be to minimize costs in order to extend our financial runway. Come learn more about how we are doing this with the MS Startup Stack. Are you an early-stage technical founder, Architect, or Developer? If so then this session is for you!
HOLOLENS STARTUP STORIES
Dec 2, 11:50 am – 12:15 pm
Dive into the world of AR during this session with Hololens: Helping drone pilots with Augmented Reality. AR + drones is a match made in heaven! Audiospace.io audiospace.io™ is a cloud-based AR audio production system. Holographic 3D user interface gives creators unmatched freedom and inspiration. Natural interaction with hands. No external computer needed. Unlimited floating control windows for every instrument in the studio. Overview and control your project, not the other way around. Healthier working posture as moving and standing makes the use of audiospace.io more fun.
WILL OPENAI AND GPT-3 PUT CODERS AND SCRIPTWRITERS OUT OF WORK?
Dec 2, 12:20 pm – 12:40 pm
The Azure OpenAI Service and Github Copiliot are the latest offerings to emerge from a partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI that aims to accelerate breakthroughs in AI.
By bringing the OpenAI API in Azure and Github, Microsoft will enable startups to deploy GPT-3 and fine-tune language models to their specific needs for a variety of use cases – from summarization to content and code generation or use GitHub Copilot to provide code suggestions based on comments and the context of the file being edited.
TEAMS FOR STARTUPS: MARKET YOUR SOLUTION TO 250M MONTHLY ENTERPRISE USERS
Dec 2, 12:40 pm – 1:00 pm
Come and learn how you can reach nine million monthly active users with your application by integrating it with Microsoft Teams.
You will learn how to integrate your application, different ways your application can be surfaced in Microsoft Teams, and how you can monetize your Teams-integrated app by selling subscription plans directly from the Microsoft Teams store. Come and join us if you have an app or an idea for an app that wants to meet nine million monthly active users where you already are.
HOW TO BUILD SAAS FOR BIG COMPANIES
Dec 2, 1:00 pm – 1:20 pm
Building software for big companies (enterprises) is hard – they have many complex requirements. This talk with Ian McDonald – CTO in Residence Leader aims to demystify this and explain the most important areas you need to focus on.
Come join us especially if you are an early-stage B2B SaaS company.