Bizcast: SaaStories – In Conversation with Roberto Croci, Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups in the Middle East and Africa region.
- Roberto Croci has more than 20 years experience working for the likes of Google and Microsoft. With his passion for innovation and startups, Roberto now leads Microsoft for Startups In the Middle East and Africa Region, with the vision to foster a collaborative startup ecosystem to create a better, brighter future for people around the world. Roberto built the organization from scratch, and is based out of Dubai.
- Geo-politically Dubai is a hub that connects many important regions such as Africa, Middle East, Europe, even India, and therefore offers immense potential for expansion and growth. The idea that every hub needs to emulate the Silicon Valley is very limiting, because every region offers its own unique culture and socio-economic dynamics that can be leveraged. Currently, with newer political alignments and synergies, the Middle East is poised for rapid development.
- The vision and mission of Microsoft for Startups is based on Microsoft’s mission to empower every single person in every organization in the world to achieve more. So, Roberto’s vision is to empower every founder of every startup in their region to achieve more. Roberto talks about the model MFS has developed that helps founders to first achieve product-market fit, and thereafter start scaling. The vision is to move the conversation beyond simply bottom lines to creating greater value.
These and more Stats, Data and inside stories in this insightful episode of SaaStories
Run time – 49.34 mins.