Microsoft partners Wipro to help startups innovate & grow their businesses

By : |December 9, 2016 0

Microsoft Accelerator has partnered with the third-biggest Indian IT firm, Wipro to provide startups with greater opportunities to innovate and grow their business.

Through this partnership, which is a part of Microsoft Accelerator #CoInnovate program, enterprises stand to gain access to the innovative technology solutions emerging from some of the best technology startups in the country. In addition, they will get a robust technology solution backed by reliable delivery and support platform provided by Microsoft and Wipro.

“Microsoft Accelerator #CoInnovate program bridges the gap between corporates and startups. Connecting startups to corporates and crafting a win-win relationship is a critical need for the ecosystem today. The partnership with Wipro allows us to leverage our combined strengths and market reach to provide a whole new level of market access for our startups,” said Bala Girisaballa, CEO-In-Residence, Microsoft Accelerator.

Wipro will refer select startups for Microsoft Accelerator programs and events. Under the partnership, referred startups will gain access to Wipro Open Innovation initiatives, such as:

• Global GTM reach to rapidly build scale
• An opportunity to integrate their solutions with select Wipro solutions
• Wipro will help take the startups solutions to its global customer base
• Targeted Wipro marketing support for proactive business opportunities, among others

Wipro’s Open Innovation philosophy strives to bring together and partner with key stakeholders such as startups, academia, expert networks, Venture Capitalists, Incubators/Accelerators and Technology Consortia in the external ecosystem in order to deliver business value to Wipro, its partners and customers.

K.R. Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro Limited said, “Wipro has built strong connects in the global startup ecosystem, over the last three years, as part of our focus on building new open innovation capabilities. We are confident that our partnership with Microsoft Accelerator will be an important enabler in developing critical solutions for our customers, harnessing both the innovation taking place within Wipro and the external ecosystem.”

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