Welcome to Women In Cloud Accelerator

About Women In Cloud : Microsoft Cloud Accelerator

Women In Cloud Microsoft Cloud Accelerator is designed an immersive 6 month program to assist women led tech companies to co-build, co-market and co-sell with Microsoft and their distribution channels. This program is designed to help you win enterprise opportunities, get access to Azure credits, an advisor community and global stage to showcase your business.

Our Experience

Deep experiences in Cloud Transformation, Entrepreneurship for Women and
Technology Ventures

Successfully created over $100M in net new opportunities for women tech entrepreneurs  to date

Vast network of experts from leading tech companies, community associations, and government bodies

Empowered over 30+ tech entrepreneurs to build enterprise ready solutions

The 6-month Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Lab Includes:

  • Immersive co-selling education with Microsoft (live + online)
  • Downloadable workbooks
  • Invitation to speak at industry stages
  • Hands-on assistance to development of Cloud business model, GTM & Co-Selling Support
  • Exclusive invitation to IdeaGEN UN Delegation participation
  • Year-round discounted travel benefits
  • Azure credits up to $5000 upon approval
  • Business development advisory (up to 4 hrs) for winning potential customers
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to Women in Cloud events
  • Formal introduction to investors
  • Access to Partner Benefits (includes leadership readiness, technology solutions, marketing resources)
  • Case study development for PR activities
  • Access to WiC Network for deal acceleration

Program Curriculum Overview:

  • Stage 1:
    • Cloud Ready Assessment
    • Building & Licensing Solutions
    • Introduction to Microsoft Partner Program
  • Stage 2:
    • Creating / Executing GTM Plan
    • Pitch Preparation
    • Partner Business Plan
  • Stage 3:
    • Prepping to Win 5 Customers
    • Co Selling with Microsoft
    • Access to Azure Credits
  • Stage 4:
    • Cloud Selling to B2B Businesses
    • Lead Generation
  • Stage 5:
    • Listing your solution to Microsoft Commercial Marketplaces
  • Stage 6:
    • POS / Pilot Customers
    • Co-Selling, Managing Success
  • WIC Summit:
    • Graduation Ceremony
    • Case Study Development

Why Apply

  • Proven Methodology

    Proven methodologies, resources and tools to grow your business in the cloud

  • Access to Technology

    Access to Azure credits to build your cloud business

  • Access to Cloud Hyperscalers

    Access to Microsoft Go-To-Market and Co-Sell programs

  • Gain Access to Mentors & Advisors

    Gain access to and learn from industry experts, our selected panel of coaches and advisors

  • Exclusive Access

    Limited to 50 women-led businesses per cohort, open to all companies across the United States (specific activations will be in Seattle, New York, and Chicago), Canada, United Kingdom, India, United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Kenya, and South Africa.

Who can apply?

With atleast one woman in the C-level role with decision making power in the company

Based anywhere in US, Canada, Africa, India, Germany, France, UK, Greece, UAE

Targeting enterprise opportunities in any industry sector with a potential to scale

Must be in business for one year with one pilot customer and developed a cloud solution

Looking to scale business through Microsoft and their distribution channels

How to get started

We are a mission-driven organization, seeking to build the future together and creating jobs.  In exchange for your participation in our accelerator, we ask you to “pay it forward” through:

Upon accepted sign an engagement agreement

Instead of taking equity, WIC charges a small flat fee of $1000/company

Participate in WIC activities to engage with advisors, mentors and corporations

Case Studies

“The WIC Accelerator helped us narrow in on our Enterprise sales motion, as well as build a more scalable cloud solution. We also received a ton of exposure within the broader WIC network, which helps us align with mentors, advisors and customer opportunities.”

– Sarah Haggard, CEO and Founder

“The WIC network has provided PSE Consulting with a broader, more strategic view of the potential that my organization has over the next year. I’ve gained insights on how to leverage relationships and transform them into real business leads.”

– Lena May, President

“The WIC fellow cohorts, advisors, and resources has provided that first step to truly making a difference within the cloud. Being able to be an active member of a passionate forward-thinking group like WIC, provides vast, in-dept, and invaluable support.”

– Maria Shelton, CEO & Founder

The Impact of Cloud Accelerator

Cloud Accelerator Showcase: Learn about the innovations developed by business leaders and graduates of the 2018 Women in Cloud Accelerator.

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