Hyderabad, Jan. 13 -- Microsoft on Monday said it has selected 54 tech startups from five states - Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Kerala and Telangana - and three from each state (total 15) will finally win a year-long mentorship programme and a two-day founder bootcamp.

The selected startups are part of Microsoft's 'Highway to a Hundred Unicorns' initiative that works with local governments to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in each state.

The top tech startups were selected through 'Emerge-X' competition and win Azure credits and a host of business and tech benefits.

"Through 'Highway to a Hundred Unicorns', we've been able to reach some highly promising innovators from each of the five statesm" said Lathika Pai, Country Head, Mi...