Microsoft Corp. has joined hands with fellow tech companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Hewitt-Packard, and Cisco amongst many others to offer their support to President Obama’s Startup America Partnership vision, which intends to offer a helping hand to all the new and emerging companies.
In order to fulfil its commitment to the cause, the Redmond, Washington based technology heavyweight offered its BizSpark program to certified Startup America members with the vision of offering its assistance to these emerging companies in terms of free access and support to its software and cloud platforms for at least 3 years.
Expressing his views on the recent encouraging steps taken by Microsoft Corp towards the cause, Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and founding board member of the Startup America Partnership said in a statement:“Microsoft has been a longstanding and active participant in the entrepreneurial community and has formidable assets to contribute to the success of the Startup America Partnership”.
“Thousands of young entrepreneurs and technology companies have already benefited from its programs.” he added.
Meanwhile, Google Inc. has also announced its support and said that it’ll be giving the Startup America companies a total of $100 million to spend on Google Advertising during the next 12 months.