Microsoft partners with Quebec startups to help grow innovation

Microsoft has partnered with LE CAMP to help Quebec’s innovative startups thrive.

Microsoft Canada and LE CAMP, the incubator-accelerator dedicated to tech businesses growth and mentorship in Québec City, have announced a significant partnership which will see Microsoft invest more than $1 million in the Quebec market to help this innovative market thrive.

Microsoft Canada president, Kevin Peesker, mayor of Quebec, Regis Lebaume, and Quebec International CEO, Carl Viel, announced the partnership this week.

The partnership will see LE CAMP access Microsoft’s cloud-based development tools and solutions, and hardware such as Surface, HoloLens and Xbox devices.

Microsoft staff will also provide consulting expertise to entrepreneurs at LE CAMP to help unlock their full potential.

Carl Viel, CEO of Quebec International, said: “We couldn’t be more pleased with this partnership. LE CAMP and Microsoft have a shared vision of working with innovative startups that bring bold ideas to life and further develop the technology sector in Quebec. Microsoft is providing so much more than tools; they bring the spirit and enthusiasm that is an ideal fit with the ‘campers’ we support.”

President of Microsoft Canada, Kevin Peesker, said: “The creativity and innovation that we see in Quebec is among the most exciting things happening in technology; we are tremendously pleased to join forces with LE CAMP to help foster growth now and in the future.”