A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft launched a new program for Startups called BizSpark. Microsoft BizSpark is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups by providing them with software, support and visibility. The BizSpark program was launched in Germany last week at the Xtopia conference – a German conference about web design, web business, user experience and technology. At the Xtopia, I had the opportunity to talk to Dan’l Lewin, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, about the BizSpark program for Startups. In this video, Dan’l tells me about BizSpark and offers some advice for people who are thinking about founding a Startup in this current economic environment.
With the BizSpark program, Startups get access to Microsoft’s development tools, platform technologies, and production licenses of server products for immediate use in developing and bringing to market innovative and interoperable solutions with no upfront costs and minimal requirements. Professional technical support from Microsoft (MSDN) and community support from BizSpark Network Partners around the world is also included in the program as well as global visibility to an audience of potential investors, clients and partners.
BizSpark is available to Startups that are private company building a software-based product or service, in business for less than 3 years and have less than USD $1M in revenue. Participation in the program lasts up to 3 years.
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