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  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup - iTrend

    Today's Featured BizSpark Startup is iTrend from Stamford, Connecticut, USA. Enter stage left: Microsoft Azure and open source software. Across the stage, the information highway lies unevenly, dangerously cluttered with news, statistics, opinions and data. At center stage stands Michael Alatortsev...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup - TranscribeMe

    Today's Featured BizSpark Startup is TranscribeMe from New Zealand. Who gives you get a free turnkey cloud solution? The Microsoft BizSpark startup program does. TranscribeMe founder Alexei Dunavev says that without Microsoft Azure, his worldwide startup business wouldn't have been possible...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup - - MAPCITE

    Today's Featured BizSpark Startup is MAPCITE from the United Kingdom. Adam Stevens thought that if he could make data so visually appealing that the data owners could instantly see all the possibilities residing within it, it might make for a great little startup company. He was right. Adam...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup - BeehiveID

    BeehiveID startup is helping the fight against cybercrime by being the “Carfax for People.” Mary Haskett, Founder of BeehiveID, tells us how she got the idea for a new way to authenticate people online. What is your company's mission? We live in a world where bad actors...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup - Eight Wire

    Today’s Featured BizSpark Startup is Eight Wire from New Zealand. Jason Gleason, Business Director and Co-Founder, tells us how he helped create the world’s fastest cloud migration software with automatic error fixing. What is your company’s mission? We want to change the...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup - Nestpick

    Today’s Featured BizSpark Startup is Nestpick , a Netherlands startup that is enabling international students to securely rent places online. Here is our interview with Fabian Dudek, founder and CEO. He tells us how he got his idea and how Microsoft Azure is giving them the flexibility they...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup - MAPCITE

  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup - Wipster

  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Windows App Startup - Blog Into Book

    Chicago-based Blog Into Book is turning bloggers into authors by publishing their best posts into ebooks. We interviewed Blog Into Book Founder, Zack Price, to learn more about his startup. What is your company’s mission? Blog Into Book wants to make book publishing accessible to...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Windows Phone App - Foundbite

    Today our Featured BizSpark Startup, Foundbite , is from the UK. James Mundy, Founder, tells us about their Windows Phone App : What is your company’s mission? Sound has the unique power to bring memories to life, ignite the imagination and capture impressions of places all around the...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark App - Mathgician

    Our Featured BizSpark App is Mathgician , a casual and fun game that offers real-time interaction between players created by BizSpark Startup, Winprovise . Here is our interview with co-founders of Winprovise, Tim Chew and Walter Wong. Tell us about your company. We build consumer apps that...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup on Azure: Enplug

    The Enplug Display is an HD smart screen that is helping businesses increase sales and engagement with their customers by instantly showing their posts on the big screen. Today we interview Enplug Co-Founder and CIO Navdeep Reddy. Learn how they are using Open Source on Azure to scale their business...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup on Azure: Nebula Systems

    MECH5 is the next generation of vehicle diagnostics for Everyone. Learn how the founders of UK-based Nebula Systems are doing what everyone said was impossible in our interview with CTO, Alan Christian Kromholc: What is your company’s mission? We aim to be a worldwide synonym of...
  • Blog Post: Featured BizSpark Startup on Azure: MAP IT

    MAP IT develops custom business applications Learn how MAP IT is using Azure Cloud Technologies to bring their solution to a wider audience. Here is our interview with Managing Partner and founder, Mark Abela Schinas. Tell us what your company does? Our main focus is in the development...
  • Blog Post: Transforming Stock Trading Into A Social Networking Experience: A First Person Perspective by TradingView COO Stan Bokov

    My co-founders and I previously built a company that sold commercial trading software. When we sold it, we began looking for a new outlet for our combined skills. We wanted to use our existing experience to build something revolutionary in the stock market industry. The idea for TradingView came when...
  • Blog Post: Turning The Stock Market Into Fun And Games: A First Person Perspective by TradeHero CTO Dominic Morris

    The concept behind TradeHero was to create a stock market simulator but inject gaming technology into it. We – Dinesh Bhatia and I – wanted it to be a learning tool where players could follow other people who were doing well and learn from them at the same time. Some people who play the...
  • Blog Post: Featured Startup on Windows 8 - Spotted Zebra

    Spotted Zebra is a one-man independent game company focused on making original games for new platforms. You will notice one thing about Spotted Zebra right away -- that name. What is a Spotted Zebra? Clearly, the founder of this company is someone who enjoys the playfulness of language, and playfulness...
  • Blog Post: Featured Startup on Windows 8 - Ademptio

    Face it. You love coding. Or, you hate coding. For those who really do love it, and for those who find that some of their best ideas happen when they are doing other things, wouldn't it be amazing if you could switch on a device, at will, and immediately code to the cloud? Problems solved. You experience...
  • Blog Post: Featured Startup on Windows Phone - QONQR

    QONQR (pronounced Conquer) is a mobile gaming company headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. That's right. Minnesota. If you read the major tech press, it seems that all great startups and apps come from major cities that are thick with investors. Or, startups are only built in Silicon Valley. The logic seems...
  • Blog Post: Featured Startup on Windows Phone and Windows 8 - Phorego

    Frank Chiang dives into biology and Greek when he describes his newest startup. Phorego , he says, "originates from the word phoresy (fôr’i-se), which is a term used to describe 'a relationship between two organisms in nature in which one gives the other a ride'; like remoras and sharks,...
  • Blog Post: Startup on Windows 8 - 9SLIDES INC

    There is a maxim in startup culture: One must hustle. It would be hard to find anyone in the Microsoft BizSpark program who embodies this hustle like Ruchit Garg, CEO of 9Slides . He seems to be everywhere, and is an active participant in many of the knowledge sharing discussions that go on between community...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Featured Startup on Windows 8 - PhotoWeaver

    PhotoWeaver does one thing that you don't expect a smartphone app to do -- it takes the photos in all of your drives and feeds (SkyDrive, local drive, Flickr, Facebook) and gives users the ability to "weave their lifetime worth of pictures on their mobile, on the go." Pictures from across social networks...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Startup of the Day on Windows 8 - Mangatar

    For today's featured startup, we go to Italy. Mangatar. The Mangatar Project took shape in 2011, driven by the experiences the five founders gained in the field of digital entertainment. In March 2012, Mangatar became an s.r.l. company and some months later launched its first game, “ Mangatar...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Startup of the Day on Windows 8 - Orange Tribes

    When we next sought to investigate another great BizSpark team, we turned to Netherlands, and Orange Tribes , a young tech start-up that was founded August 2012. According to founder Maarten-Jan Vermeulen, the company's goal is "creating great, seamless cross-device experiences for both customers and...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Startup of the Day on Windows 8: MindSticks

    Oleksandr Tebenko is the CEO and Co-founder of Ukraine-based MindSticks. Name of Windows 8 App: MindSticks. Please click here to download it from the Windows Store . Brief Description of App : MindSticks is an educational app that helps you improve brain skills and have fun. Each...