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How do I get more Azure credits?

Log into the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub at On the home page, go to ‘Request more Benefits.’ This will list the criteria for more benefits and you will be able to select ‘Submit Request’ once you have met these.

If your request is approved, you will receive additional Azure credits, and your Azure sponsorship end date will change to one year from the time of that approval.

You will also have that extended time to activate other benefits; however, receiving more benefits does not extend the duration of non-Azure benefits you have already activated.

How long does it take to pass business or domain verification?

Verification takes 7 business days. This is required to move beyond the Ideate phase. Therefore, we recommend beginning this process at least 1 month before you would like to move up levels to so there is time to gather all relevant documents.

Getting more credits - General

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Once I submit my request for more benefits, how long does it take for the request to be processed?


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Do I have to verify Business/Domain for every level?


Why do I need to verify my business and domain?


When should I complete Business or Domain Verification and how long will it take to hear back?


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How to request more benefits in Founders Hub