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Putting the Cafe Meeting in a Browser -- Looking at FreshTag, a BizSpark Member Company
Guest blog post by Prateek Gupta, founder of FreshTag, an app that connects multiple people by entering hashtags or clicking a link. FreshTag was founded at a San Francisco hackathon in June 2012. Co-founder Ben Denial and I attended it to work on a simple idea to connect people on browser-based video...
10 Jan 2013
MediSafe Project: Starting a Tech Business is More Challenging Than Learning to Fly
We asked Israeli startup MediSafe Project to teach us something about what it means to work on a startup. As it turns out, the entrepreneur lifestyle is very challenging. According to MediSafe founder You can follow them on Twitter @MediSafeProject What have you learned about managing a technological...
6 Sep 2012
Haunted: Launch of the First Windows Phone App Funded by AppCampus
The games app market is extremely competitive, so finding new ways to keep players captivated is the big challenge facing developers right now. Finnish-based start-up Tuliotus has achieved just that, by introducing an exciting new approach to game-play with Haunted , which is also the first AppCampus...
19 Feb 2013
Europe's Top Judges and Entrepreneur Talent Join the European BizSpark Summit in Berlin July 4, 2013
On July 4, Microsoft Germany will host ten finalists that represent the top entrepreneurial talent in Europe. They will gather at the new Berlin offices of Microsoft Germany and celebrate the ninth annual BizSpark European Summit . You can follow updates from this summit here on the blog and also on...
14 Jun 2013
Swiss Apps: How Ricardo.Ch Uses Windows 8 to Bring a Tighter Focus and Local Color to Auctions Online
Worldwide, online auction sites are the way that many people buy a variety of products, but often they lack local feel and focus. This is one of the main reasons that Switzerland-based ricardo.ch online auction site has been so successful and since launch a decade ago, is now used by over 2 million registered...
2 Nov 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Opens DEMO Africa 2012
She was not there live, but this is the video she sent in to DEMO Africa , which opened very early this morning in Nairobi. She believes, like we do, that innovation in Africa means great things for the rest of the world. Watch the video and if you have any questions about the BizSpark companies that...
25 Oct 2012
This Open World MMORPG Is One of BizSpark's New Gaming Startups in Italy
Meet DiXidiaSoft's newest creation, Realms of Swordfall , a MMORPG. They are our first online gaming company in Italy. Right now they host their gaming servers on Azure, as well as some of their internal management tools, but they have not fully launched yet. For now, we will have to wait to play...
7 Jan 2013
ZenDeals Launches Out of Stealth
We caught up with ZenDeals co-founders Chris Couhault and Alexi Suvacioglu at the BizSpark CoWorking Lab holiday party last night. It was fortuitous because they were about to l aunch out of stealth at midnight . I asked them a few questions about how they got started, and was amused to learn that...
11 Dec 2012
The Three Coolest Israeli Startups, With Links to Personal Interviews with the Founders
Yesterday, we had our first Israeli Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure Demo Day, and it went off quite well. The Next Web's Alex Wilhelm wrote a spot on what he thought were the three coolest companies pitching their products. Here is the writeup . The Israel program accepted 11 companies...
7 Sep 2012
Interview With Social Storyteller SocialSamba: How a Beer Becomes a Business
"The gummy bears are fed up with being eaten. They plot to destroy humanity. Who's side are you on?" That's one of the teasers for a social storytelling software Social Samba presenting at the Media Camp Demo Day on September 13 in San Francisco. MediaCamp is an accelerator program for media startups...
12 Sep 2012
Score a Date with Big Data Before Valentine's Day
This will make your geeky little heart skip a beat. So sick and tired of Valentine's Day. Right? If only there was something much more interesting, someone much more captivating, someone who really understood me for me. Someone who knew what it means to de-dup and use cloud storage like it was really...
25 Jan 2013
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