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Microsoft to push homegrown agri-tech startups via new initiative; top 3 areas where it will help

Microsoft to push homegrown agri-tech startups

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[22 June, FF Bureau, Financial Express]

The Microsoft for Agritech Startups programme has been designed to help start-ups build industry-specific solutions, scale and grow through accessing deep technology, business and marketing resources. The start-ups involved are able to get access to Azure FarmBeats which helps them to focus on core value adding activities. Director of the Start-up Ecosystem for Microsoft in India, Sangeeta Bavi reported that sustainable agricultural technology can transform the global food chain, and that agri-tech start-up innovations are addressing some of the world’s key challenges connected to agriculture and food production. The programme is spread across three tiers each including tech enablement and business resources. 

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