Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator Program: COP28 Edition

Conference Short Program Training in Business Administration , in Business and Law , in Technology
  • Apply Before : September 14, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 219154
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Fields of study Business
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 8 Weeks
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator Program is an 8-week, equity-free accelerator program for sustainability startups. Applicants can apply for this opportunity to learn from global experts, access opportunities to scale their solutions to the next level, and connect with the right corporate and investment network. The program will take place with the collaboration and support of Microsoft and the Abu Dhabi Investment Office.

The Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator program aims to link startups with the best of Microsoft and help them scale. This virtual program supports qualifying startups across four pillars as follows:

Tech Enablement

Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator Program connects founders with the tech they need to thrive. Access a package of bonuses, including at least $25,000 of free Azure credits, Microsoft 365 Licenses, GitHub Enterprise Licenses, and an extensive network of tech experts.

Corporate Readiness

The program connects tech startups with some of the well-known mentors and corporations that prepare startups for enterprise selling.

Financial Readiness

Work with expert financial mentors to improve the startups’ financial and business models.

Investor Readiness

Understand how investors prepare you and get exposure to Microsoft’s VC partner network.

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Program Elements

Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator Program consists of the following activities and components:

  • Four themes based on COP28 thematic days:
    1. Finance, Trade, Gender Equality, and Accountability
    2. Energy, Industry, and Just Transition
    3. Nature, Land Use, and Oceans
    4. Food, Agriculture, and Water
  • Virtual capacity building workshops and training, which covers Business, Abu Dhabi, Sustainability and Tech
  • Unique mentor panel dedicated specifically to each startup
  • 1:1 Technical support and guidance from Microsoft specialists
  • In-person Demo Day and opportunities at COP28 in the UAE
  • Access to investors and corporate partners
  • $150,000+ in credits and benefits on Founders Hub (learn more)

Key Details

Application Deadline: September 14, 2023

Program Duration: October 2 – November 24, 2023

Demo Day: First week of COP28 in December

Organizers: Microsoft

Partner: Abu Dhabi Investment Office

Eligibility Criteria for Startup

The startups should meet the following criteria to apply for the Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator Program:

  • Tech startups
  • Sustainability solutions
  • Revenue Generating Scale-Ups or Growth Stage Innovators

How to Apply?

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Please visit Microsoft’s official website for detailed information on the Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator Program.


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