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What types of startups can apply to Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub?

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.
Why was my startup accepted, but allocated fewer than $150K in Azure credits?

You have the opportunity to claim additional credits by updating your Founders Hub profile to reflect growth in your business as well as using your current Azure credits. Please see requirements per level here.


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How can I apply my sponsorship credits to a Modern Commerce Agreement (MCA) account?


Can we apply if our startup is not incorporated yet?


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Why do I need to have a LinkedIn account to apply?


How do I apply if I can't access my LinkedIn account?


Which development stage should I choose?


What if my startup is self-funded? Can I still apply?


Can I modify my application after it is submitted?

Application Decision

My application was declined. When can I reapply?


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Microsoft for Startups Pegasus Program

How can startups apply to the Microsoft for Startups Pegasus Program?


What’s the difference between Founders Hub and the Pegasus Program?


What is the Microsoft for Startups Pegasus Program?


What is Founders Hub?
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