After bringing on Microsoft Corp. as a corporate partner for one of its programs in northeastern Wisconsin this past fall, gener8tor is expanding on that partnership by teaming up with the company again in Detroit.

The Wisconsin startup accelerator said Tuesday it struck a sponsorship with the Seattle-based technology firm that will support gener8tor’s gBeta program in Detroit. Launched in 2015, gBeta is a free accelerator that aims to provide early-stage startups with the resources they need to help gain early customer traction on their product or idea.

“We are determined to use this opportunity to continue proving that the middle of the country is a great place to build a company, and are excited to work with more startups in Detroit that will prove that alongside us,” said Abby Taubner, managing director of gBeta, in a news release. Read the full story here.