Microsoft partners with Cubical Services to boost Kuwaiti start-ups
Start-up incubator members to receive access to Microsoft for Start-ups programme
Microsoft has signed an MoU with Cubical Services that will see the software giant provide access for selected businesses to its Microsoft for Start-ups programme.
Kuwait City-based Cubical Services’ Business Incubator promotes entrepreneurs and business owners through four main divisions; SME Division, Real Estate Division, Incubation Programs Division, and Entrepreneurship Programs Division
“Supporting fledgling innovators as they push the frontiers of human endeavour has always been a passion of ours, here at Microsoft. As we work with Cubical Services Business Incubator to provide access to our Microsoft for Start-ups initiative, we continue our support for Vision 2035, by equipping the Kuwaiti entrepreneurial community with everything it needs to innovate freely and achieve more,” said Charles Nahas, general manager, Microsoft Kuwait.
Cubical Services will also promote the Microsoft for Start-ups programme to its clients and refer start-ups that meet certain criteria to Microsoft, for inclusion in the scheme. In turn, Microsoft will refer suitable start-ups to Cubical Services for its own incubation programme.
Some start-ups may also qualify for Microsoft workshop opportunities, where entrepreneurs and their leadership teams will receive training in person by Microsoft industry experts, through presentations, exercises, case studies, online videos and Q&A sessions. In some instances, Microsoft may also offer part-time consultancy delivered by its product experts and business and technical leaders.
“Vision 2035 demands the full commitment of incubators like Cubical Services,” said Abdulrahman J Alfawaz, CEO of Cubical Services. “But we also seek out partners that can support our efforts to guide, encourage and empower our homegrown innovators and entrepreneurs. Microsoft’s track record of mentoring businesses that are just starting out is exemplary. We now set out as partners to accelerate SME sector growth in pursuit of a future that will benefit all Kuwaitis.”