Build and grow your company in the Women in Cloud Accelerator. The Accelerator is an immersive 6-month program to assist women-led companies to co-build, co-market, and co-sell with Cloud hyper-scalers and their distribution channels.

Why Apply For Women In Cloud Accelerator program:

  • PROVEN METHODOLOGY

    Proven Methodologies, Resources and Tools to Grow your Business in the Cloud

  • ACCESS TO GO TO MARKET INVESTMENTS

    Access to Cloud hyperscalers such as, Microsoft, AWS, and other Go To Market and Co-sell programs to build your cloud business.

  • GAIN ACCESS TO MENTORS & ADVISORS

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

  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

    Limited to 20 to 30 women-led businesses per year, open to all companies across the United States. Global program coming soon.

Our Experience

  • Deep experiences in Cloud Transformation, Entrepreneurship for Women and Technology Ventures
  • $100M in net new opportunity creation to date
  • Vast network of experts from on-going relationships with leading tech companies, community associations, and government bodies
  • Empowered over 30+ women entrepreneurs to participate in National InnovateHer Competition

Program Benefits

Who can apply?

  • Women-led businesses, who want to build or scale their B2B solutions using Cloud Computing
  • Interested in growing business via Microsoft
  • Seeks to build a recurring revenue model using Cloud Technologies
  • Interested in developing value-added solutions or services leveraging Cloud Technologies

The 6-month Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Lab Includes:

  • Immersive co-selling education with Microsoft (live + online)
  • Downloadable workbooks
  • Formal introductions to Microsoft executives and subject-matter experts
  • Invitation to speak at industry stages
  • Hands-on assistance to develop 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:

  • 360° cloud assessment by the advisory committee
  • Immersive co-selling education with Microsoft
  • 1:1 and 1:many coaching sessions
  • Introduction to Microsoft and other partner programs
  • Cloud solution development and strategy sessions
  • Partner Business planning
  • Funding strategy and negotiation sessions
  • Lead generation
  • Co-Selling readiness and preparation
  • Deal Preparation, Negotiation and Closing
  • Pitch preparation

Fees/Exchange Agreement:

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:

  • Sign an engagement agreement
  • A $1000 administrative fee
  • Be a cloud role model. Give back when you can. Be a mentor, advisor, an investor or recruit young interns

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.

WIC 2018 Participants

  • Stylyze Inc.

    Enhanced product catalog that curates like a personal stylist

  • Plantmatch

    Mobile-based plant subscription programs to connect plants and plant lovers

  • RightSciences

    Plant-based patch formulation for hyper-personalized medicine delivery

  • Bitlume

    Live Event Streaming Platform

  • genneve

    Digital Health Platform for Menopause Management

  • Automaton

    Marketing Campaign Testing Platform

  • Visual Media Group

    Interactive Video Platform

  • Meylah

    Smart City Tourism IoT platform to grow regional tourism while expanding rural broadband and WiFi solutions

Strategic Advisors

Download

Download the Flyer & Workflow for the Women in Cloud Microsoft Cloud Accelerator.

Contact Information

To inquire about the Cloud Accelerator, please email raisa@womenincloud.com