Scaling up your SaaS business with Arrow and Microsoft | Maria 01 Community Breakfast
Arrow, together with Microsoft, offers SaaS providers the support and technology that enables the building, running and scaling of businesses. The newly launched partnership with Maria 01 enables startups to get support on technology onboarding and optimisation, find new customers and boost their growth. This is enabled through Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub and Arrow Innovation Factory Program.
Welcome to our community breakfast to get insights into the programs, and how a startup throughout its lifecycle can grow with the help of Microsoft For Startups and Arrow Cloud Innovation Factory. In addition, we will get advice and insights from startups on how to make the most out of the programs along with great case examples from Cuckoo Workout on how they went to Microsoft Teams and scaled their business through Microsoft for Startups and how Arrow supported Simplified Solutions on their growth journey.
• How Microsoft can help you in your start-up journey and how to scale sales – Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub & Marketplace explained
Inari Bergius – Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Mika Hämäläinen – Customer Program Manager, Microsoft
• Startup Story: How Cuckoo went to Teams – Learnings and Insights
Anni Havas – Partnerships and Wellbeing, Cuckoo Workout
• Arrow’s Cloud Innovation Factory program is built to help SaaS companies to build for the future
Samuli Romppanen – Business Manager, Arrow
Niklas Kurki – Field Associate, Arrow
• Startup Story: How Simplified Solutions scaled their SaaS business and how Arrow helped them in their journey
Juhani Aro – Co-Founder of Simplified Solutions
• Q&A Chat with SaaS experts
Anni Havas, Inari Bergius, Juhani Aro, Niklas Kurki
Moderator: Josephine Benzie – Networks Manager, Maria 01
Customer Program Manager, Microsoft
Mika drives the co-operation with software companies and Microsoft Finland. Mika is helping startups and software companies in other stages leverage Microsoft programs and offerings to develop solutions and services leveraging the most comprehensive Microsoft cloud platform.
Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Inari is managing strategic partnerships with B2B software companies in Microsoft Finland. Inari helps partners to scale their business both through Microsoft Azure and Microsoft global commercial marketplace.
Partnerships and Wellbeing, Cuckoo Workout
Anni is the wellbeing specialist and partner of Cuckoo Workout. The company inspires users to smart habits through gamified activities. Cuckoo workout is spreading the Cuckoo joy together with 300 companies worldwide.
Business Manager, Arrow
Samuli is the Business Manager at Arrow ECS Finland, with a focus on helping partners to archive more through Arrow Cloud Innovation Factory Program. Samuli specializes in working with Microsoft partners, helping them grow and scale their businesses.
Field Associate, Arrow
Niklas helps startups through the Arrow Cloud Innovation Factory Program. You can often spot him in the Clinic Room at Maria O1 assisting startups, or occasionally stressing about his PhD side-hustle. Either or, don’t hesitate to stop him at any time for a chat!
Co-Founder, Simplified Solutions
Juhani is the co-founder of Simplified Solutions. Juhani is always on the look for more efficient ways to do daily work for himself and the customers.
Networks Manager, Maria 01
As a Networks Manager at Maria 01, Josephine is taking care of the strategic partnerships and service provider partnerships. Josephine is a enthusiastic facilitator who enjoys connecting members and support partners, navigating the Maria 01 startup community.