Funding Alert: Microsoft Innovation Acceleration Awards — Up to $50,000 for Digital Solutions

Written by on March 28, 2023

In an effort to promote entrepreneurship and adoption of leading digital technologies in a responsible and inclusive manner, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) and Microsoft Corporation announce the fourth year of translational support called the Microsoft Innovation Acceleration Award.  This spring at least three awardees will receive:

An award up to $50,000 to advance technology or support startups focused on using Digital Solutions, Computer Science, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to use modern solutions to address societal problems and create markets.

Engagement with a Microsoft technical team of cloud solution architects and developers

Free co-working desk at FastForward for one year

Admission to Microsoft for Startups, an exclusive program which includes:

Up to $120,000 in Microsoft Azure Cloud credits for up to 24 months

Licenses for 25 instances of Microsoft Office 365

Licenses for up to 10 instances of Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise Edition

Technical support

Commercialization/business support, Go to Market and Co-selling readiness consultation from a Microsoft Partner Development Manager

Eligibility: JHU faculty, students, and affiliated startups.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2022

JHU Contact: Mark VanderZyl ([email protected])

For more information about eligibility and the application process, please visit the link below.