Highway to a 100 Unicorns: Microsoft’s unique initiative for small-town startups
About the session

Highway to a Hundred Unicorns, an initiative by Microsoft for Startups, has been working towards empowering the startup ecosystem of Tier-II cities in India for the last three years. Last year, even as the pandemic raged on, the programme went beyond India and extended to Asia Pacific, in a bid to strengthen the region’s startup ecosystem. In this exclusive interaction, Lathika Pai, Microsoft’s Country Head, Venture Capital and Private Equity Partnerships chats in detail with YourStory Founder and CEO Shradha Sharma about the unique initiative.

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Lathika Pai
Country Head, Venture Capital and Private Equity Partnerships, Microsoft
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1 Lathika Pai shares the founding ideas behind Microsoft's 100 Unicorns program
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2 Lathika Pai highlights the untapped startup opportunity across India
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3 Lathika Pai on enabling startups in emerging economies during the pandemic
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4 Lathika Pai success factors behind startups in emerging markets
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5 Lathika Pai on the origination of the "Highway" and how she came to join the team
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6 Lathika Pai shares her core mantra
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