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A $25,000 grant

Nature X Carbon Tech Challenge Finalists will receive a $25,000 grant to enable their participation in the Validation Phase.


Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact program

The Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact program supports social impact startups with technology, connections and expertise so they can focus on bringing their big visions to life and making the world a better place.

“At Microsoft we asked ourselves how we could further empower purpose-driven social enterprises that measure success not just by the profit they generate, but by the good they do. We know that technology plus purpose is powerful and lifts us all up and our goal is to supply social entrepreneurs with the best technologies to drive change.” - Jean-Phillipe Courtois, Microsoft Corporation

The program looks for commercial and non-commercial organizations and start-ups whose primary product and/or service contributes to the attainment of one or more of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).​

Finalists in the Nature X Carbon Tech Challenge have the opportunity to be admitted to the Microsoft Global Entrepreneurship Program.

Participants can receive:​

  • Up to $120,000 in Azure credits​
  • Subscriptions for Visual Studio, Office 365, Dynamics and GitHub Enterprise
  • Enterprise-grade Azure support and access to engineers
  • Community Building/Exchange
  • Go-to-market support that can include things like access to resources designed to accelerate your time to market, generate leads and grow your business.

To learn more about the program, click here. 


Microsoft Canada Executive Coaching Opportunity

Nature X Carbon Tech Challenge finalists have access to one-on-one mentorship from select Microsoft executives for general advice and guidance on their respective go-to-market strategies. Exact dates and times to be confirmed.