Microsoft has announced the launch of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure in India. Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure (India) will host 10 select early-stage startups onsite for four months and take them through a deep immersion program, focused on helping build businesses that take advantage of the Cloud.
Starting today till July 1, 2012, Microsoft will receive online applications from startups. Any application that can be built using the Cloud platform and can operate in any business or market segment is eligible to apply. Ten applicants, selected through screening process will be invited to join the program in Microsoft’s office in downtown Bangalore, starting September 3, 2012. For the next four months, they will have access to the workspace, infrastructure, mentors and all the tools needed for their startup.
The selected startups will also have access to all the resources of Microsoft’s BizSpark program and $60,000 in Azure credit through the Microsoft BizSpark Plus program. They will be able to leverage the unlimited possibilities enabled by an open and flexible cloud platform, the Metro user interface on Windows 8 and Windows Phone, and much more (details here).