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


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


    Limited to 20 to 30 women-led businesses per year, 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.

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.

Strategic Advisors

Download the Entrepreneur Flyer & Workflow for the WIC: Microsoft Cloud Accelerator to learn more.

Download the Advisor Flyer & Workflow for the WIC: Microsoft Cloud Accelerator to learn more.

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Contact Information

To inquire about the Cloud Accelerator, please email

JL (Julie Lynn) Try,
CEO and Chief Strategist,
jlBrand Marketing

Stacey Tatem,
Partner Account Manager,

Christina Fox,
Technical Architect & Infrastructure Manager,
Camelot Illinois

Alexandra Morrow,
Sr. Account Executive,
Catapult Systems

Debbi Gillotti,
nVoq Inc.

Laleh Hassibi,
VP of Marketing,

Alexandra Carvalho,
VP, Head of Delivery and Solutions,
BI Group Australia

Audrey Godwin,
The Audrey Company

Holly Condos,
Head of Operations,
Zefflin Systems, LLC

Linda Rose,

Kristine Fisher,
Channel Sales Manager,
Splunk, Inc.

Maureen Lindsey,
Global Alliances Executive,

Jennell Mott,
VP, Technical Solutions,
Managed Solution

Gillian Muessig,
Outlines Venture Group

Sunaina Abdul Salah,
Sr Product Marketing Manager, Azure Partner Team,