30 August 2016, India :
Microsoft has appointed Bala Girisaballa as CEO-in-Residence at Microsoft Accelerator in India. He took charge of the Accelerator’s India operations, with effect from August 1, 2016.
Microsoft also announced that Ravi Narayan, Director, will now assume the role of Global Director at Microsoft Accelerator.
Microsoft Accelerator is a global initiative built to empower entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to build great companies. The company work with later-stage startups to provide the tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise they need to become successful companies.
The goal is to help startups mature into enterprise-ready companies by scaling every aspect of their business.
The company also offers a 4-6-month tailor-made program for later-stage startups looking to go beyond the development of their product by scaling their businesses. It provides the support and resources necessary to building a sustainable company and scaling up every aspect the business.: CEO coaching, team culture development, recruiting talent, creating distribution channels with global Fortune 500s, learning how to work with big corporates and developing new markets.
In his new role as Global Director, Narayan will help Microsoft Accelerator become market ready in eight locations around the world and accelerate these startups that have or will raise institutional funding from VCs.
The company also provides support for marketing, finance and tech management. We help startups build their companies for growth and go beyond a local mind-set to become sustainable global entities.