To apply for Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub:

  1. Your startup must be engaged in the development of a software-based product or service that will be a core part of your current or intended business - this software must be owned, not licensed from another party.
  2. Your startup has received fewer than $10,000 in free Azure credits.
  3. Your headquarters is in one of the countries covered by Azure.
  4. Your startup has not gone through a Series D or later funding round.
  5. Your startup must be privately held.
  6. Your startup must be a for-profit business.
  7. Your startup is not an educational institution, government entity, personal blog, dev shop, consultancy, agency, bitcoin, or cryptomining company.