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Azure in the Valley: Microsoft Accelerator in Tel Aviv Visits Microsoft Silicon Valley
Israeli Windows Azure Demo Day comes has come and gone twice, and this time there is evidence of strong growth in the class members. Last year's class received on average $900,000 in venture funding per startup. This year, the group doing a tour of investment circles and having meetings with companies...
9 May 2013
Israel Microsoft Accelerator Opens Applications for Third Class
The 13 companies that the Israel Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure selected for the second batch are already hard at work preparing for their demo days in Israel and Silicon Valley, and the team in Tel Aviv is now looking for the next batch of trail-blazing, top-notch startups to take advantage...
3 Apr 2013
Mid-Week Social Conversations -- Bionic Medicine, Context Retailing on Azure, and the new Microsoft Accelerator Class in Seattle
Here's this week's Tint Up, a little bit late this week because of travel. Here are all the popular conversations on our community page in Facebook. Please join us . rss widget
2 Apr 2013
Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure Announces Its New Class for 2013
The new class for Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure just launched. According to Scott Guthrie , a Corporate Vice President in the Microsoft Server and Tools Business , we started the first Azure Accelerator because we wanted to give promising startups full access to Azure, so that they can build...
1 Apr 2013
What Is it Like to Go Through the Israeli Microsoft Accelerator
Alan Weinkrantz ran into Kobi Stok and his guitar at SXSW this week. Weinkrantz asked Kobi what it was like to develop something for Windows Azure and if it was easy to work with Microsoft in their Accelerator program in Tel Aviv. Kobi answered in the affirmative, even saying that the folks at Microsoft...
14 Mar 2013
Relentless Entrepreneur is Relentless
Developers and entrepreneurs can get frustrated over a great many things. But one thing I have noticed that they don't get frustrated about is what people think about them. They are too mightily focused on doing something new to worry what someone's conformity will seem like to them. This post was...
21 Dec 2012
BizSpark Members Make Up 30% of Dave McClure's Fifth Class at 500 Startups
Dave McClure's 500 startups announced their new class today , and since 9 of those 33 teams are members are BizSpark teams, we have reason to celebrate. Percentage-wise, Microsoft BizSpark members made up nearly 30% of those teams. Here's a rundown of those companies, and what they do. Congratulations...
31 Oct 2012
On November 1, Your Startup Goes to Eleven
Have you heard of Rockstart Accelerator? Whoa, boy. Why not? On November 1, one of the most successful Accelerators -- by number of startups receiving funding after the demo day -- will be opening its applications for another year of awesome. from a recent Rockstart email that has been circulating...
26 Oct 2012
Vidit Founder: You Must Know Your Customer To Know Your Product
Vidit recreates events using crowd sourced video. Vidit collects videos taken by many people in a single event and by using a unique video synchronization algorithm; vidit synchronizes and edits all clips into one video that depicts the event from its beginning to its end, from the user's point of...
6 Sep 2012
Israeli Research and Dev Center, Home to First Microsoft Israel Accelerator, Partners with Georgia Tech and Technion
The Microsoft R&D Center in Israel, through the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, has launched a cooperative effort with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Technion. This cooperation is the first attempt in the world, out of Georgia Tech’s accelerator – Flashpoint –...
28 Aug 2012
Kevin Zhang -- EachCloud, Microsoft Research and Development Center in Asia
EachCloud is a translation tool for the cloud being developed at the Microsoft Research and Development Center in Asia, an accelerator program based in Beijing. It is one of several companies being accelerated in the R&D center, and it is the last of three companies we are profiling on this blog...
14 Aug 2012
FounderFuel Taking Applications for Fall 2012 -- Apply Here
As many of you might know, 11 teams just graduated from the FounderFuel ( http://founderfuel.com ) program as part of the Spring 2012 Cohort ( http://founderfuel.com/en/alumni ), and--you guessed it--applications are now open ( http://founderfuel.com/en/apply ) for the Fall 2012 Cohort! FounderFuel is...
8 Jun 2012
#Microsoft #BizSpark Asks Entrepreneurs to Describe the Glory and the Horror of Solving for Opportunities
Startup culture. Highs and lows. Dread and exasperation. Glory and elation. What really sucks about running a startup? What do you love? We asked the startup community at our Microsoft BizSpark Facebook Page to take a read on their startup experience and answer today's fill-in-the-blank question...
25 Apr 2012
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