Microsoft for Startups program

Vivatech/Microsoft for Startups Global Program for Founders


VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation! This international event is a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products and is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society!

VivaTech is dedicated to the growth of startups, hosting more than 13 000 of them and enable them to present their innovation on the market. 

The 6th edition will take place on June 15-18 2022.


Microsoft for Startups is a global program supported by a team of startup veterans and industry experts committed to providing founders with the resources they need, when they need them, regardless of where they are in their startup journey. From access to the Microsoft cloud including Azure, Teams and GitHub to deep technical support and mentorship, our goal is to provide a customized set of offerings and resources that grow with these companies from idea to exit.


With Microsoft for Startups, you can reach your next goal.
Microsoft for Startups is designed to help all founders, regardless of stage, attain their next goal by providing targeted technical and business resources.

Microsoft for Startups offers together the technology, guidance, and support you need to reach your next milestone. It’s designed to help all founders from idea to exit.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be engaged in development of a software-based product or service that will form a core piece of your current or intended business – this software must be owned, not licensed.
  • Your Startup has not already received more than a total of $10,000 in free Azure.
  • Your headquarters must reside in the countries covered by our Azure global infrastructure.
  • Your startup has not gone through a Series D or later funding round.
  • Your startup must be privately held. Your startup must be a for-profit business, is not an educational institution, government entity, personal blog, dev shop, consultancy, agency, bitcoin or cryptomining company.

Key Benefits

  • Unlock up to $150,000 in free Azure credits
  • Get free access to powerful development and productivity tools including GitHub and Microsoft 365
  • Receive mentorship guidance from business and technical experts
  • Access startup friendly-offers from Microsoft partners
  • Get free access to VivaTech onsite event

Application Process

Deadline for Application – May 25th 2022

For more Information, visit the official website

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