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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
4 Major Trends Shaping The Future of Entrepreneurship
If you went to South by Southwest this week and were overwhelmed by garish colored posters proclaiming the next big app, then you were not alone. Oddly, it seemed as though there were a lot of pitches and a lot of judgment of those pitches, but that there was not a lot of buzz about any special apps...
14 Mar 2013
Speek Co-Founder Gets Monkey Tattoo on Rear End, Find Out Why
Careful what you say in a pitch. Speek CTO Danny Boice, a Microsoft BizSpark member and fully tattooed dropout from Harvard, said at the end of his pitch in front of TechCocktail's pitch contest crowd at SXSW that if they won the pitch contest, then John Bracken, his CEO, would get the Speek mascot tattooed...
13 Mar 2013
Video: Interview Roundup of BizSpark Companies at #DEMO2012
We walked around and talked to the founders of some of the incredible BizSpark companies presenting in the pavilion at DEMO Fall. You can get inside information and a free peek at one of the most important conferences for startup, by visiting our live feed page (watch this instead of doing your work...
2 Oct 2012
Highlights from Startup Weekend Blacksburg
Our champions in DC area, Ashish Jaiman and Ed Donahue, were mentors at StartupWeekend Blacksburg just last week (Sept 14 th - 16 th ) held at Rackspace in Blacksburg. The event was a huge success, and our guy Ashish says “Wow, what a great event. We learnt a lot to learn about the students...
19 Sep 2012
Highlights from Startup Weekend Cape Town
From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil , people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. Startup Weekend is a global initiative which started in the USA and over 500 events have been held in 90 countries to date. On...
19 Sep 2012
Highlights from Startup Weekend Cambodia
Startup Weekend Cambodia took place on 22 – 24 of June, with 80 registered participants becoming 8 teams . Microsoft Student Partners co-organized the event and participants were able to take advantage of Microsoft BizSpark. Congratulations to the three winning teams (and to Piseth and our local...
19 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
A Post In Which I Will Almost Surprise You - TechCrunch Disrupt is Coming
Microsoft has some amazing tricks up its sleeve for the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco . Thing is, I can't tell you what they are. I really want to be able to surprise you, and believe me, in a couple of days, I will be able to surprise you. But for now, I can tell you some other things...
30 Aug 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
Why We Are Using Geekli.st -- Hyper Community
When I met Reuben Katz, it was during one of my walks through Rocketspace in San Francisco, where I usually go to see what new startups are being worked on by the intelligentsia and the hard-working developers of the world. Geekli.st , Katz's project, proved to be something of great interest. It's...
22 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
Dig Deep In Twitter, By Letting The Beautiful, Bold and Adventurous Rise to Your Feeds
Ever felt frustrated that you can never dig deep enough, and reliably enough, into Twitter to find the right influencers or connections for you to proceed with conversations and media strategies? Social media information really translates into signposts that direct you to potential community members...
14 Aug 2012
Founder Showcase Only Three Days Away -- Meet Windows 8
If you are sitting hunched over your laptop trying to disrupt, you are probably not only puzzling out coding problems, but from a business angle you are trying to figure out how to crack the funding cipher. Every once in a while great events come along where people devote hours of sincere conversation...
22 Jul 2012
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