1888PressRelease - WIC’s $1B global economic access mission is getting closer to being realized as the 6.0 cohort of women technology entrepreneurs join the Microsoft Cloud Accelerator.
Women in Cloud (WiC), a community-led economic development organization supporting and promoting the growth of women in technology and entrepreneurial ventures, announced the 6.0 cohort of the WIC Microsoft Cloud Accelerator, which launched virtually on August 27, 2021. Announced ahead of the signature event #WICxUNGA, this accelerator enables female technology founders to leverage the power of partnering with hyperscalers like Microsoft to become enterprise-ready.
Women in Cloud has successfully graduated 60+ women-led companies over the last five cohorts along with focus on global expansion to 9 countries around the world: United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Kenya, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. The program is designed to help women technology founders win enterprise opportunities, get access to Azure credits, an advisor & investor community, participate in MS Startup program and a global stage to showcase their businesses while co-building, co-marketing and co-selling with Microsoft and their distribution channels.
Having led five cohorts successfully, Chaitra Vedullapalli, President and Co-founder, Women in Cloud was thrilled about the next part of the journey. Commenting on the mission she said, “The irony is spectacular; an industry fueling trillion-dollar economic impact has less than 8 percent patents belonging to women as primary inventors, women with less than one-fifth of spots on the boards and just 2.3 percent of VC funding goes to women-owned startups. A change is critical. At Women in Cloud Microsoft Accelerator, our vision is to create a steady flow of enterprise-ready cloud solutions that will increase female founder representation in the supplier ecosystem while unlocking one billion dollars in net new cloud economy. Our mission has just begun.”
The Cloud Accelerator combines structured training, access to industry leaders, industry events, self-learning content, and more, all via digital platforms making the accelerator accessible to women-led businesses worldwide. The Women in Cloud leadership is excited to announce the acceptance of the following companies in 6.0 cohort of their award-winning Microsoft Cloud Accelerator:
rThreat: rThreat is a breach and attack emulation platform that challenges your cyber defenses using real world and custom threats in a secure environment. Think of rThreat as your live fire exercise for cyber attacks.
Plan Heal: The Plan Heal Smart Health Assessment uses AI/ML to continuously monitor the health of patients remotely for early disease detection and post-treatment monitoring. The solution can increase the quality of health outcomes and decrease the cost of healthcare for consumers, insurance companies, and employers.
SaaSMAX Corp.: PartnerOptimizer is a robust intelligent software solution that enables sales teams and marketers in the B2B tech sector to identify new best-fit channel partners and optimize their indirect sales channels.
Theta Retail: Theta Retail is a cloud-based platform for companies servicing big-box retailers under a VMI model. We specialize in providing advanced analytics and AI to companies that historically cannot utilize sophisticated computing to solve their supply chain problems.
TRaiCE Inc.: TRaiCE is an early warning BUSINESS risk detection and monitoring system, for financial institutions - that lend and invest. Currently, there is NO one single gap free credit risk detection and monitoring system that allows a business's risk profile to be computed daily. TRaiCE fills this gap, by combining internal financial data with external financial data APIs + Publicly available News Feeds 24x7 to compute a DAILY risk index, projecting it to the next 3 to 6 months, rank ordering businesses daily by risk and watch levels.
Planimetron Inc.: Propidex is an effective, fully integrated space management solution for the Commercial Real Estate management professionals as well as independent architects and space planning firms. Propidex aims to satisfy the needs of the asset, property, marketing, tenant coordination, space planning, legal, lease administration and leasing manager.
Inspace: An enterprise SaaS platform designed to help companies transform their offices into hybrid workspaces while cutting office rental and operating costs by up to 50% and increasing collaboration by 65%.
Waves Process Intelligence: A platform to extract, transform and load all your process data.
ioAirFlow: ioAirFlow’s digital analysis platform identifies indoor environmental quality issues in commercial buildings, including performance, energy efficiency, and air quality measurements. Using wireless sensors and our proprietary data analysis platform, we’re able to spot building problems faster and more accurately than manual energy audits.
Zhennovate: Our human-centered ed-tech cloud-based platform codifies professional coaching intelligence and scales personalized career, leadership, & life coaching for mindset and behavioral shifts to empower organizational success, at a rate that is 10x cheaper than today’s professional coaching and training services.
Women in Cloud’s Microsoft Cloud Accelerator program is supported by Fortune brands and partners such as Microsoft, Accenture, Hitachi Solutions, IBM, Insight, Boeing, and Global Affairs Canada.
Women are the key drivers of the economy; by accessing the resources needed to launch and sustain women-owned businesses, Women in Cloud will enable economic inclusion to co-develop and co-market solutions by providing the tools, knowledge, and networks female-technology entrepreneurs need to build a successful enterprise-ready cloud business.
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