Microsoft partners with BC Tech to bolster West Coast startups

Dec 19 2019, 10:51 am

Microsoft has partnered with the BC Tech Association to help the growth of Canada’s West Coast startups.

The two will host joint events in the new year where BC companies will be able to access Microsoft’s technical resources, business experts, and free cloud services.

“British Columbia boasts one of the most vibrant tech ecosystems in the world,” Adam Nanjee, managing director of Microsoft for Startups Canada, said in a news release.

“We’re excited to expand our work in BC by engaging with local founders, offering our resources, and helping them grow and scale their companies to achieve new innovations.”

Microsoft is headquartered south of the border in a suburb of Seattle, and its startup division has previously partnered with Canadian tech-focused organizations in Edmonton, Halifax, and Toronto.

BC Tech CEO Jill Tipping said it’s her goal to make BC “the best place to grow and scale a tech company.”

This partnership should help by offering enriched programming to help local innovators achieve their full potential, she added.

More information about the events will be coming in the new year, according to Microsoft.