Support from Microsoft’s Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact program will expand the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center’s educational sustainability programming for entrepreneurs
March 21, 2023, San Francisco, CA – The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, a non-profit committed to growing inclusion and access for entrepreneurs worldwide, today announced a new collaboration with Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact, which supports entrepreneurs working to solve our world’s most pressing challenges by providing access to technology, expertise, visibility and connections. Together they will expand educational programming and resources available to the Center’s global community.
This work will support a range of the Center’s bootcamps, classes, and mentorship-focused programming, including its signature Milestone Makers program, a free 12-week incubator-style program launched in 2016 to provide a cohort of early- to mid-stage entrepreneurs with individualized tracks of business mentoring, coaching, training, and resources.
Synergistically, Microsoft’s Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact and the Center’s Milestone Makers program each already focus on supporting entrepreneurs working towards the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for urgent collective action.
“Supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs has a multiplier effect on all communities, and doubly so when you’re supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs who are championing Sustainable Development Goals,” said Nicola Corzine, Executive Director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. “We applaud Microsoft for leveraging their platform to drive purpose-driven social enterprises and for their collaboration with us.”
Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, National Transformation Partnerships at Microsoft, stated, “Through Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact, we are working to make Microsoft the most trusted technology partner for Positive Impact Entrepreneurs, helping entrepreneurs scale and accelerate their social impact. We know that when the world does well, we do well. By using our platform, ecosystem and scale, we aim to unleash social tech innovation with our customers, partners and beyond. Positive Impact Entrepreneurs have so much to bring to the table for businesses. This work with the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center opens a whole new community of Positive Impact Entrepreneurs for us to support and help drive digital transformation for the common good.”
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