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Members of the BizSpark Startup program, are invited to an upcoming event on the Gold Coast that could help you accelerate the success of your business.

BizSpark Innovation Academy – Gold Coast is a special training program that offers a fast, no-cost way to develop the expertise you need to:

· Gain competitive advantage

· Design and execute software products/services the market wants

· Plan for international marketing and channel promotion

The program’s key components are based on more than four years of specific business training delivered to ISVs and system integrators in 18 countries.

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Learn how to plan for growth and better manage your business, with training including:

· HR

· Sales and marketing

· Channel development

· Business planning

· Financial management

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Share best practice methodologies for managing and executing software development projects.

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Provides access to product- and platform- specific training, online or delivered through the Microsoft Innovation Centres.

The program’s key components are based on more than four years of specific business training delivered to ISVs and system integrators in 18 countries in different economic and market maturity stages which have discovered that software companies struggle to keep up with the pace of technology change and could benefit from adopting a proactive business strategy to realize their full potential.

Most startups have the technical know-how to build applications and services, but many lack other skills necessary to gain the competitive advantage in their targeted value chain, to design and execute software products/services, and to plan for international marketing and channel promotion. A key mix of business, technology and operations knowledge is essential to grow these companies. Innovation Academy fills the need for a training program that is adaptable across countries, regardless of that country’s maturity in the software industry and overall economic development.

Places are limited, so register now.

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Gold Coast

Date: 3 & 4 February 2010
Venue: Southern Cross University, Tweed Head Campus - Riverside

Register now

Innovation Academy starts in January 2010 in 24 countries and will be expanded later for all BizSpark markets offering online and instructor-led training in conjunction with BizSpark Network Partners. The program will be available at no cost, with a fast execution model supported by local experts.

For more information on this and other training program visit: www.microsoftstartupzone.com/training

 

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