Accenture and Microsoft will support 10 startups in India that are focused on social impact and sustainability by helping them scale their new solutions and business models.
Accenture and Microsoft will support 10 startups in India that focus on social impact and sustainability by helping them scale their new solutions and business models.
The joint initiative “Project Amplify” is Asia- Pacific-wide and accelerating the growth of 33 startups from across the region. The initiative expands the activities launched in South Asia in 2020 and welcomes business companies from Singapore, Australia, Japan, Sri Lanka and other countries.
The long-term goal of the initiative is to accelerate the potential of Asia and the lives of millions of people in the region and worldwide by addressing various societal challenges, it said in a statement on Wednesday.
Purpose-driven startups from India participating in Project Amplify include Jaljeevika, eKutir, Everwell, Fluxgen, Docturnal , BrainSight AI, Fresh On Table, FreshR, Rocket Learning, and Blink Foundation.
These startups have shown how their products, services, and operations address a significant social or environmental issue, and have shown the first signs of impact, it said in the statement.
Through Project Amplify in India, all 10 startups have the opportunity to get the latest technology like that how to access know-how, expertise and mentoring from Accenture and Microsoft.
The companies will help startups test and validate proofs of concept in order to rethink and expand the impact and social benefits of their solutions.
Social enterprises face many challenges, including access to technology and innovation expertise to scale their solutions, said Sanjay Podder, managing director and technology sustainability innovation lead at Accenture.
“By leveraging the technology expertise how and using the networks of Accenture and Microsoft, we can help to close this gap. As these social enterprises expand their reach, we hope to significantly improve the status of vulnerable groups in our communities in need of support on sustainability, healthcare, education and agriculture, “he added.
Microsoft empowers organizations and individuals to achieve more through co-innovation and trusted partnerships, said Lathika Pai, Country Head of Microsoft India (Venture Capital and Private Equity Partnerships).
“We are committed to addressing some of India’s most pressing challenges, including enlargement access to health care, education and finance. Many of the social enterprises in Project Amplify are focused on solving these problems and we are honored to provide them with the technology and expertise. “and ecosystem they need to scale and make meaningful changes,” added Add Pai.
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