Winners Circle: Microsoft Honors Partners For 'Innovative Solutions'


Start-Up Cloud: SkyKick

Co-CEOs: Evan Richman and Todd Schwartz

SkyKick, founded by two former Microsoft executives, won the award for Start-Up Cloud. SkyKick had a Fortune 500 distributor -- Synnex -- even before the Seattle, Wash.-based cloud native launched its Migration Project Application Suite, an integrated application package that helps partners sell, port and manage entire migration projects.

"Microsoft's Partner of the Year awards recognize some of the best in the Microsoft community, and we are both humbled and honored to be in their company," co-founder and co-CEO Todd Schwartz said. "This is just the start of a long journey for us, and we are excited to be awarded Microsoft's Cloud Start-Up Partner of the Year for our early contributions to Microsoft's partner ecosystem and the Office 365 business."