Microsoft Canada and business incubator and accelerator LE CAMP announced a significant partnership which will see Microsoft invest more than $1 million in the Quebec market to help grow the innovative startup ecosystem. Quebec Mayor Regis Lebaume, Microsoft Canada President, Kevin Peesker and Quebec International CEO, Carl Viel announced the partnership today at CAMP.

Régis Labeame, Mayor of Québec city said that it’s with great pride that he celebrates this partnership between Microsoft and LE CAMP; it will fuel innovation and the creation of new businesses in Quebec City.

As part of the partnership, Microsoft will provide CAMP with access to its cloud-based development tools and solutions, hardware including Surface devices, HoloLens and Xbox, as well as consulting expertise from key talent who will work with entrepreneurs at CAMP to unlock their full potential.

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

Here are the tools and service that will help grow their startups.

-Funding to help CAMP further invest in Quebec entrepreneurs
-Hardware, including Surface devices, Xbox and HoloLens, providing opportunities to develop tools and apps in the innovative field of mixed and augmented reality
-The Microsoft Collaborative Space, outfitted with a Surface Hub, so Campers can create and collaborate with their colleagues from CAMP and around the world
-Microsoft will host training workshops and mentorship sessions at CAMP, helping Campers learn the business and technical skills they need to succeed today and in the future
-Select CAMP startups will receive a prioritized application path to Microsoft for Startups, providing additional tools for success, including Azure credits, mentorship and opportunities to sell solutions through to some of the biggest companies in the world