Overcoming stiff competition, Profoundis Labs, a Startup Village company that provides a wide spectrum of business optimisation solutions to enterprises, has been selected for the prestigious Microsoft Accelerator Programme.

Profoundis is among the 13 technology startups shortlisted from over 350 applicants across the globe and the first one from Kerala to ever enter the MS accelerator programme, which provides tremendous global market exposure and extensive technological support from the world’s biggest software company, a press release quoting Profoundis Co founder and CEO, Arjun R Pillai, said.

Microsoft accelerator programme is one of the top business accelerators in India, set up by the US software company to cater and accelerate high potential technology startups. The 13 companies will constitute the second batch of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure programme in India, he said.

Starting Mar 1, the selected startups will be hosted in the state-of-the-art Accelerator facility in Microsoft’s office in Bangalore, where they will undergo a four-month deep immersion programme under the guidance of elite mentors from the industry and Microsoft.

The programme is designed to help a technology startup achieve the right product-market fit, a robust go-to-market strategy, strong branding and deep connection with customers, partners and investors.

(This article was published on February 20, 2013)
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