Microsoft, Accenture collaborate to help entrepreneurs, startups focused on social impact

Microsoft, Accenture collaborate to help entrepreneurs, startups focused on social impact

Microsoft and Accenture have joined hands to help entrepreneurs and startups that are focused on social impact and sustainability.


The collabroration aims to provide hands-on support and technologies to social enterprises, helping them to build scalable solutions and business models that can lead to more tangible and lasting benefits for a greater number of people across the world.


The joint initiative is part of their shared vision to amplify the societal impact of emerging technology with the long-term goal of reaching a million lives at gobal level. Through the program, Microsoft Research India and Accenture Labs will help social enterprise startups test and validate proof-of-concepts; conduct design thinking sessions to help them re-envision the impact of their solutions; and provide support in exploring and using Microsoft technologies.


"Startups in the social impact and sustainability space are among the world’s most inspiring organizations," said Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.


With a main focus on the areas of agriculture, education and healthcare, the initiative will initially engage with startups in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, leveraging the MSR India Center for Societal impact through Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI).


"It’s important that their passion for meaningful innovation and creating positive change is supported. Microsoft’s collaboration with Accenture offers us an opportunity to empower these startups so they can use technology to make an even greater impact in addressing many of the world’s most pressing challenges. By empowering them, our goal is to help change the lives of a million people", he added.



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