Microsoft has partnered with Nvidia to launch the Microsoft For Startups Global Initiative, which aims to help AI start-ups take off by providing resources such as technology, free cloud access, co-sales, and channel partners. NVIDIA Inception is known to be a virtual accelerator application that empowers start-ups to leverage GPUs for AI and data science research. Following today’s announcement of the partnership, Nvidia will also open its own resources to the Microsoft for Startups project.
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Members of NVIDIA Inception and Microsoft for Startups can now benefit from all of these two programs, including technical resources, training, go-to-market support, and NVIDIA GPU credits in the Azure cloud.
“This collaboration allows us to accelerate the growth of AI start-ups by leveraging NVIDIA’s deep technical expertise on Microsoft Azure and market-leading GPU technology, combining the ability of both companies to connect start-ups with customers,” said Microsoft Daniel Sevitt.
NVIDIA Inception members are eligible to benefit from the Microsoft for Startups program as follows:
Free access to specific technologies that meet the needs of each startup, including up to 120,000 free points in the Azure cloud;
Provide market resources to help start-ups catch up with Microsoft’s global sales channels.
Microsoft for Startups members can benefit from NVIDIA Inception:
Technical expertise in deploying GPU applications and hardware;
Free access to online courses at the NVIDIA Institute of Deep Learning, such as Deep Learning Basics for Computer Vision and Accelerated Data Science;
Unlimited access to DevTalk, a forum for technical advice and community participants;
Enjoy all discounts on NVIDIA’s listed portfolio, from NVIDIA DGX AI systems to NVIDIA Jetson embedded computing platforms.