Today, we announced BizSpark, a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software Startups. This is an awesome program that is really going to change the way startups evaluate technology usage. Choosing Microsoft, not only gets you best of breed technology solutions, but now marketing, demand generation, support, and more! The net cool thing here is a startup can build a killer software app in the cloud and money off it for 3 years for $100 -- pretty sweet.
By joining BizSpark, Startups get:
Plus, there is no up-front cost and no commitment (leave whenever you want). At the end (after 3 years), you pay $100. Yea that's it.
We've also lined up hosters like goGrid, Rackspace, or Opsource to help get you started.
If you want in, startup can get access to BizSpark either through a Network Partner (e.g. TiE, NVCA, select Venture Capitalists, and over 300+ entrepreneurial-focused organizations with a strong track record to helping young and promising technology companies success or through Microsoft BizSpark Program Leads (called “BizSpark Champs”). Startups can find both at Microsoft.com/bizspark.
Partners like TechStars, KPCB, Angel Capital Association or the European Business Angel Network are on board with us.
Eligibility for the program
BizSpark is available to startups that fit the following criteria, nominated by Network Partners or MSFTEES:
Please visit www.microsoftstartupzone.com/bizspark for detailed program information.
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