Oppo To Mentor, Young Start-ups Guide In association with Microsoft


Oppo has announced its collaboration with Microsoft for start-ups to launch the 2nd edition of the Oppo Elevate program to empower startups nationwide. Through this program, the smartphone maker aims to accelerate India’s overall culture of innovation and mentor startups that have the potential to bring the next big technological shift in the industry.

From May 19, startups in the fields of “Accessible Technology” and “Digital Health” will be able to apply for the Indian edition of the program. These proposals will be reviewed by the expert jury, led by Tasleem Arif, VP and R&D Head, OPPO India, Madhurima Agarwal, Country Head-India, Microsoft for startup among others.

The top ten selected startups will have the chance to present their proposals to the jury at an event in August 2022. Additionally, these ten startups will also be eligible for collaboration with Oppo for applicable technical discussion and access to R&D facilities ( Laboratories, Spaces, Mobile Devices) on mutually agreed terms and schedule. The Indian jury will select 3 startups that will enter the Global Innovation Acceleration Program.

As part of the Elevate program, all participants will be invited to the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub and eligible startups can receive up to $150,000 in Azure credits, mentorship and guidance from business and technical experts, and a access to world-class developers and developers. productivity tools.

Through a partnership, the Oppo Elevate program will help young startups with interesting ideas to enter a growing innovation ecosystem. This program will offer professional guidance, support and the opportunity to leverage Oppo’s products, resources and distribution channels to get their innovation off the ground.

The brand has launched the Oppo Research Institute Innovation Accelerator program which aims to bring innovative solutions to life and create a better future together. The Innovation Accelerator is organized by OPPO Research Institute in association with Microsoft for Startups. The program aims to encourage all technology innovators to solve some of the most pressing problems facing humanity, even in times of uncertainty.

Following the evaluation of proposals submitted by participating teams or individuals, up to ten proposals will be awarded grants of $46,000 each, as well as other opportunities for investment opportunities, technical support, research and business partnerships, and promotion at global events.

Applications for the second edition of Oppo Elevate will be open until July 10, 2022. Following this, there will be an evaluation by OPPO followed by the presentation to the jury and the announcement of the winner on August 5.

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