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09/15/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/15/2020 07:14

Arrow Electronics Enters Agreement with Microsoft for Startups

NEU-ISENBURG, Germany--Arrow Electronics has announced that it is working with Microsoft for Start-ups to extend access to innovative technology to emerging companies in the start-up community.

Microsoft for Start-ups is a comprehensive program that delivers the technology, go-to-market and community benefits needed to catalyse start-up success. The program helps B2B start-ups from more than 140 countries sell their game-changing solutions to Microsoft's enterprise customers. Committed to listening to the needs of diverse start-up communities around the world, Microsoft for Start-ups' offers include a wide range of technical and commercial support to enable start-ups to scale and grow.

This commitment to start-up success has led to a collaboration with Arrow`s IoT and engineering services team. Arrow aggregates and integrates a diverse set of technologies to bring start-ups' connected products to market. Through focus verticals in agriculture, medical, industrial, and smart cities, Arrow is uniquely positioned to provide the crucial building blocks in wireless, gateways, cloud, and sensors for complete IoT solutions.

Supporting IoT start-ups is of utmost importance for the Microsoft for Start-ups program. This collaboration with Arrow will combine the twinned areas of expertise in scaling solutions from both a software and hardware perspective. By working together, the goal is to enable start-up success using Arrow technology and support to connect to the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

'We in Microsoft for Start-ups are really excited to be entering into this collaboration with Arrow`s IoT and engineering service team,' said Andrew Macadam, global multi-country managing director, Microsoft for Start-ups, 'Through this collaboration, we will bring in our shared expertise in cloud, enabled through hardware, to accelerate the go-to-market strategies of the world's most exciting start-ups.'

With its wide range of products, services and know-how, Arrow can address every component of an IoT solution - from core electronics to IT. Arrow offers services across the entire life cycle, including sensors, connectivity, cloud, analytics, security, IT infrastructure and asset planning. Arrow also offers engineering services on a modular basis to address either specific needs or a complete system, providing product engineering and semiconductor design services. Arrow's service offerings include digital transformation and connected IoT solutions using Microsoft Azure cloud platforms.