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Opinion Piece: Sponsorship is Key When Leaning In
While I entirely agree with Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” approach, I do believe that her methodology misses a critical component necessary in order for women to reach their goals, especially when it comes to building and scaling start ups. And I say all of this as a female executive...
7 May 2013
Need a Job? Startups Are Hiring And They Can't Find Enough Workers, Says Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank released the results of its extensive US and UK-focused Startup Outlook survey today. The result? If you are looking for a job, and you are reasonably endowed with skills in technology, engineering, business development or marketing, you might want to look at a startup as your next...
23 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
#SXSW Is About Getting It Done
What a thrill to land in Austin two days ago and immediately start answering tweets and text messages, setting up meetings and designating meetup spots for official and unofficial -- business. When BizSpark travels, there is never a city we land in where there is not an entrepreneur, a partner organization...
9 Mar 2013
By 2020 There Will Be A Billion Entrepreneurs, And They Will be Women
If you want insight into the next billion entrepreneurs to generate new ideas, disruption and business in the future, here is a great infographic that we found at Funders and Founders . By the year 2020, the "third billion" starts doing business. Have you made plans to compete with this third billion...
9 Jan 2013
New Offer from RightScale Helps Startups Scale on Azure
Starting this evening, it is now possible for BizSpark startups to use RightScale to ramp up quickly on Windows Azure. If you haven't looked into Microsoft BizSpark yet, this would be a good time to do so. BizSpark gives young startups making less than one million dollars in revenue some free software...
4 Dec 2012
Death Is Real, Your App Better Have Meaning
Death is an easy metaphor, because it's so huge, and it commands attention. And tech reporting uses it. A lot. But what if you, like, really die? What perspective does that bring you? This post is written by Douglas Crets, the Community Manager for Microsoft BizSpark Chip Conley, former CEO...
23 Oct 2012
Meet a Microsoft BizSpark Ambassador: Manoj Nathwani, Founder of Price Trakker at 17
My name is Manoj Nathwani and I founded Price Trakker when I was 17. Price Trakker is basically like a price comparison website. However, instead of tracking prices and feeding the data to the consumer like you or me - the data is fed to the actual company as a B2B service. This means if you are someone...
15 Oct 2012
40 Year Old Female Seeks Happiness, Finds It In Startup -- Guest Blog by Scrattch Founder Louise Donnelly-Davey
Guest blogger Louise Donnelly-Davey is 40 years old, and founder of web startup Scrattch. An active member or our Facebook community, she read recently that famous investor Vinod Khosla thinks that investors should only listen to the young -- implying that you can't succeed in startup culture if you...
18 Sep 2012
Join Our Live Facebook Chat at 10am PST, Wednesday, August 29 Daniel Jebaraj, Co-Founder of Syncfusion
Join us Wednesday, 10am PST as we talk to Syncfusion co-founder Daniel Jebaraj about the perils and promises of building your own tech company. Here is your chance to ask questions of a technical co-founder of a successful tech company. Join the BizSpark Facebook page and then leave your questions for...
27 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
Looking At What Is Possibly Going to Kill Your Company -- TechStars Reality TV
We just saw the the new trailer for The Founders, the TechStars reality show. It's real. That's all I can say. "*** goes bad inside your companies. Don't hide bad news."
9 Aug 2012
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