Starting and scaling a successful startup has never been easy, but in today's climate, it's more challenging than ever. With recent events, such as the collapse of SVB and the slowdown in venture capital, access to funding and resources has become increasingly difficult. For startups to survive, they must have access to the right support and resources. That's where Microsoft for Startups comes in, providing startups with a unique approach to help early-stage companies succeed.
In this episode of the Things Have Changed Podcast, On today's episode, we'll dive into how Microsoft for Startups is helping early-stage companies overcome the challenges of building and scaling their businesses. Microsoft is a new player in the startup accelerator game, but the company has a rich history as a startup itself. They started from humble beginnings in the 70s, with just two employees, and now they're a tech giant with a market cap of over $2 trillion.
With Microsoft for Startups, the company is making a significant investment in the startup space. Their unique approach is designed to help early-stage companies succeed by providing access to Microsoft resources, technology, and expertise. Joining us on this episode is Lahini Arunachalam, Senior Director of Platform & Growth at Microsoft for Startups. Lahini has spent a lot of time solving problems for startups and is a leader in Microsoft's efforts to invest in the startup space.
Whether you're a startup founder looking for guidance, an investor interested in the latest trends and innovations, or simply curious about the world of entrepreneurship, this episode is for you. So stay tuned as we dive into the challenges facing startups, the importance of startup accelerators, and how Microsoft for Startups is helping early-stage companies scale.