Azure for start-ups

Run lean, stay agile and grow fast

Open source welcome

Azure really is open source-friendly and flexible. Use the tools you already know. From Node.js to Ubuntu, bring your favourite open-source software tools and technologies to Azure and open up the possibilities. Plus, Azure Marketplace supports your favourite Linux distributions including Debian and SUSE.

Innovation acceleration

Great ideas are why you’ve got a start-up, right? Accelerate your innovation with Azure’s application platform. Build simple to complex projects with an easy-to-use and consistent portal experience that offers the cloud services you need most.

Trusted global scale

Start-ups may start small, but you’ll be ready to grow fast and go far, achieving global scale in 34 local regions. Azure has strict processes and practices to secure the platform, and also empower you to protect your data and mission-critical applications.

What other start-ups are saying

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LogDNA uses machine learning to rapidly identify and resolve production problems.

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Helping startups get started

We’re ready to get you up and running – and ready to grow fast. Get started now.

Ready to help you grow

From idea to IPO, Microsoft is uniquely equipped to support start-ups at every stage of your journey. Whether it’s technology enablement, business growth through accelerators and venture funding or connecting you with customers, find out how we can help you grow.

Microsoft Ventures

Microsoft Accelerators

Free account

Get $200 in Azure credit and 12 months of popular services – free

Visual Studio

Subscribers get up to $1800 per year of Azure services


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