Startup Stories: An Interview with Olivier de Jong, Founder of Airwave

Download this episode

Download Video


Airwave logoDutch startup Airwave is improving business and social interactions with their new, free web-based video conferencing platform. The best part of Airwave? No software or plugin installation is required- all you need is a modern browser. Meetings and conferences are arranged via a link, and invitations are sent in email allowing quick access to peer-to-peer calls.

Join David Giard as he welcomes the Founder of Airwave, Olivier de Jong to the show as they discuss how his company got started, early challenges they’ve had to overcome, their experience with the Microsoft BizSpark program as well how they are integrating Open Source solutions with Microsoft technologies such as Azure.

  • [0:41] Tell us a little bit about Airwave and the work you're doing
  • [3:06] What powers Airwave? Can you describe some of the tech behind your service?
  • [6:21] How are you utilizing Azure?
  • [7:18] I see that you're running a lot of Open Source technologies. How is that integrating with Microsoft solutions?
  • [7:50] How did the company get started?
  • [9:36] Are you getting any help from Microsoft? How is that experience working out for you?
  • [12:55] What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced so far and how have you overcome them?

 Follow the conversation @bizspark
 Become a Fan @
Generic Episode Image Join our LinkedIn Group
Generic Episode Image Subscribe to our YouTube videos
Generic Episode Image Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Windows Phone Marketplace or RSS

If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information:

Websites & Blogs:




Available formats for this video:

Actual format may change based on video formats available and browser capability.

    The Discussion

    Comments closed

    Comments have been closed since this content was published more than 30 days ago, but if you'd like to send us feedback you can Contact Us.