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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
How MobiWeave Pivoted to a Cloud App by MobiWeave Founder Ash D'Costa
Mobi Weave was founded to create great User Experiences for Enterprise apps and with our 4.5 star rated BI app on the App Store, we were well on our way to fulfilling that mission. But talking to our customers, we did find some issues that are holding us back. These issues affect most business apps on...
4 Feb 2013
Why Should I Apply for the Windows Azure Accelerator Powered by Tech Stars?
The Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, Powered by Tech Stars will have its first of two demo days starting January 17 in Seattle. Then they will move down to Silicon Valley to close out the month with a demo day in front of investors there. If you are thinking about applying to the second Windows...
15 Jan 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...
22 Dec 2012
In Russia, Using Azure to Turn Your Daily Blog Reading into a Paper Route
For the Russian speakers out there, here's a very handy series on how BizSpark members AtContent tweaked and worked with Windows Azure to get their company up and running . People who don't read Cyrillic can translate in Bing and enjoy the useful experience. It's important to read it, because they are...
31 Oct 2012
Michael Jacobs and Jordan Syms, iSocialite at #DEMO2012
At DEMO Fall, there were a few trends, but culture as an app was the one that caught my idea. One of the companies tackling startups through culture is DreamWare, helmed by a sociologist and an anthropologist. This post was written by Microsoft BizSpark community manager Douglas Crets. DreamWare...
2 Oct 2012
Microsoft Developer Evangelist Hackers Enter TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon -- Follow Them on Twitter
For the first time ever, Microsoft has entered its evangelists in the Tech Crunch Disrupt Hackathon . You can follow them on Twitter. You can follow this list on Twitter to connect with them: The TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Microsoft Hackers Or follow their individual tweets. The hashtags are #tcdisrupt...
8 Sep 2012
Atav Founder Tal Moran: Believe In Yourself, Help Others
Atav is another one of our Israeli startups debuting their product for an American audience today. Atav helps organizations recruit employees easily and effectively, without a lot of hassle. Here, Tal Moran, founder, explains the motive behind the work he has done with his co-founders. Has starting...
6 Sep 2012
Evolero Founder: Unload Your Head So Your Customers Can Experience Things Clearly
This week, Israeli startups came to Microsoft's Silicon Valley headquarters and demonstrated their products in front of dozens of investors from around the world. We're running a series this week that gives the founders at these companies the oportunity to tell us firsthand what drives their companies...
6 Sep 2012
This is Stevie: Founder Says Social TV Still Defining Itself
You thought Social TV was going to solve all your advertising market problems, and stop the annoying things that make being a TV consumer annoying? Oh, well, it will. Just not immediately. But, we do have an Israeli startup that has a solution they are demo'ing at the Israel Incubator Demo Day in...
6 Sep 2012
RotaryView: Development Challenges Unite a Team
RotaryView helps online vendors grow sales , quickly, simply and fuss-free through the creative and effective use of a 360° product viewer. Unlike others, RotaryView's photography platform does not require knowledge of code. Simply shoot and upload the photos. Nearly instantly, images are transformed...
6 Sep 2012
It's Quite Okay to Make a Little Bit of Money
James Bond said it was okay, so why not? We are going to run this brief Experience interview with co-founder of Trade Chase Colin Smith. Trade Chase are an online BizSpark company that takes a very interesting approach to gambling. TradeChase is a stock market trading game.. They offer a range of day...
30 Aug 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
TradeChase Gets Ready to Launch -- First Azure-Based Startup to Gain a Gambling License in the UK
Congratulations to TradeChase , which is getting ready to launch. One of the co-founders, Colin Smith, holds an Olympic Silver Medal in rowing, which he won during the Beijing Games, according to our Emerging Business lead Bindi Karia. Keep following Microsoft BizSpark for more founder stories, or submit...
21 Aug 2012
Soluto Accepts Partner of the Year Award
Tomer Dvir from Soluto reaches epic proportions! These shots were sent in by our colleagues in Toronto, who are at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Today they gave the award for Partner of the Year to Tomer Dvir, and by the looks of the photos, the team back in Tel Aviv is pretty happy...
10 Jul 2012
Rob Caron: Top Ten #Microsoft Developer Blog Posts for Monday
Thanks to Rob Caron for posting these great links for developers today . Keep coming back for this information if you are interested in developing on Windows devices or if you currently do develop using Microsoft products and software. Jason Zander: April 27th What’s Happening Around Visual...
30 Apr 2012
A Soluto for Azure: How An Israeli Social IT Startup Moved to Microsoft Azure
An Israeli startup called Soluto switched to Windows Azure to help it deliver Soluto to more than 3 million PCs worldwide, maintain its market momentum, and uncap its business potential. That's what happens when you win Tech Crunch Disrupt and people fall in love with you. You can click here to see a...
27 Apr 2012
30 To Launch Kicks Off Its Thirty Day Challenge to Rock Your App In the Azure Cloud, and Maybe Win $4,000
30 to Launch Opens Today If you haven't heard of this before, prepare to engross yourself in a new opportunity. 30 to Launch -- a thirty day boot camp to get your business-as-an-app up and running in the Azure Cloud, with a chance to win $4,000 while you're at it. Take thirty days to invest in...
24 Apr 2012
Azure Acceleration Webcast and Workshops
Want to move to the cloud but have concerns on how to monetize and manage your solution? Attend Microsoft’s Azure Acceleration Webcast (Phase 1) and Workshops (Phase 2) that are uniquely designed for Startups . Partic i pating will enable your company to go to market with your company’s cloud...
31 Jan 2012
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