March, 2012

  • Fresh face for Finland

    Continuing our series of looking at the BizSpark community in different European countries, we hear from Tarja Jernstr öm, our new BizSpark champ for Finland. Tarja joins Microsoft from TTS, a Finnish research, development and training institute...
  • Report from Ireland: Listening, learning and networking in Dublin's Fair City

    By Ruud de Jonge While we can do a lot through online networking, it is even better when we get to meet start-ups face to face. That’s why I make time for events like last week’s visit to the Microsoft data centre in Dublin, where a group...
  • Event Report - Startup Weekend Athens

    Blog by Lydia Morazzani : 130 people, 20 mentors, 15 teams, 54 hours – Startup Magic Happening @MIC Greece Athens, Greece 4 th Startup Weekend Athens , February 10-12, 2012. © photo by Aurelija Sukeviciute Friday, February...
  • Save the Dojo

    Guest blog by Katy Levinson The Dojo is the home to countless startups in Silicon Valley during their seed and pre-funding eras. Companies like Pinterest used the space as an office in their early days. The social atmosphere encourages founders...
  • Event Report - Christchurch Startup Weekend

    Blog by Thiago Almeida : Event Details 24-26 February 2012 Westpac Business & Community Hub, Christchurch “If there is one city that is in the perfect space for entrepreneurship, it’s Christchurch, and...
  • BizSpark One in Review - March 12

    By Sharon Koshy Over the past few weeks, here’s a sampling of news highlights of members of the BizSpark One program , identifying a small number of the best companies in BizSpark, which is now comprised of over 45,000 startups. Weeks covering...
  • Reimagining App Development: Introducing Windows 8

    By Brett Laffel The LAUNCH you’ve been waiting for! Are you interested in learning more about Windows 8? Do you want to see some awesome demos of the tech industry’s newest and most exciting platform? If so, you are invited to a full...
  • Seedcamp Visits Microsoft Silicon Valley

    Blog by Claire Lee : As part of their annual USA trip , Seedcamp visited the Microsoft SV offices on Monday last to hear more about BizSpark Plus, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and our business apps portfolio (Dynamics ERP and CRM). Dynamic Duo on Windows...
  • BizSpark @SXSW

    By Midori Lawler Several members of the BizSpark team have descended upon Austin because its, yes, SXSW time! Microsoft BizSpark is sponsoring several events and several of the BizSpark Team will be participating in other startup-related activities...
  • How cloud is helping Europe's startups be optimistic

    Guest blog by Ruud de Jonge Most successful entrepreneurs are naturally enthusiastic and optimistic people. They have to be, because they have to believe in their potential to turn dreams into reality. And this positive attitude is pervasive, even...
  • FounderDating Success Story: Bobber Interactive and The Spouse Test

    Guest blog by Jason Demant Reprinted with permission from FounderDating.com . Scott Dodson and John Bito were a part of the very first FounderDating Seattle round. They now make up 2 of the 3 co-founders of Bobber Interactive . Scott is the COO...
  • Event Report : The Malaysian Premiere of Ctrl+Alt+Compete, a startup documentary, on January 18 2012

    Blog by Daryll McDade : So...we, Microsoft, made a movie and on January 18 2012, we shared it with Malaysian startups and it was a hit! This was not just a shaky-cam movie with a handheld camera edited in Movie Maker…but...
  • Asia is Roaring

    Guest Blog by Claire Lee : So the first ever DEMO Asia in Singapore was wrapped up just before the weekend and from what we saw and heard, it went off with a bang. You can see some of the buzz in the DEMO Asia photo gallery and read the Forbes...
  • Startup101: Find Your Business Niche

    Check out the latest posting in the Startup101 series in Visual Studio Magazine by Patrick Foley: Find Your Business Niche Instead of building a generic, do-everything product, find a niche that fits your personal and business goals.
  • Launch your new product at Launch: Silicon Valley 2012

    Guest Blog by Claire Lee : In its 7th year, Launch: Silicon Valley is now firmly established as the premier product launch platform for cash conscious startups. The event, co-presented by SVForum, Garage Technology Ventures and Microsoft, provides...
  • Inaugural DEMO Asia Underway in Singapore

    Blog by Claire Lee : Microsoft was out in force at day one of the first ever DEMO Asia taking place in Singapore. Along with Microsoft experts, some friends of BizSpark such as Chris Shipley , Chipper Boulas , Jeff Clavier and Adeo Ressi flew in from...