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  • Blog Post: Getting the most out of Azure in your MSDN subscription

    It’s come to our attention that a lot of people who have access to some awesome Azure benefits through their MSDN subscription don’t really know what those benefits are or how to really use them. So, this post is basically dedicated to going through 4 pretty fundamental things we think every...
  • Blog Post: Meet Dimodelo - the startup giving you the ability to design and build a data warehouse in 65% less time

    1. Why are you building this startup? What does it do? We still believe that a Data Warehouse is the best platform for the foundation of a Business Intelligence system in the Enterprise, with great promise to deliver real benefit to the business. However, in the past, this promise has not been realized...
  • Blog Post: Meet Seq - the structured log server for .NET apps

    1. Why are you building this startup? What does it do? Enterprise software is rapidly changing – it’s quickly become rare to build any application designed to run on only one machine. Systems commonly run across many machines that now frequently span the cloud as well as the data centre...
  • Blog Post: Tech23 2014 applications are now open

    The sixth annual Tech23 event is happening in Sydney on Thursday 23rd October, 2014. Whether you are leading, investing in, a customer of, or partnering with an Australian tech company with lots of potential, please ensure they apply to be one of this year's Tech23. Tech23 will spotlight 23 young Australian...
  • Blog Post: Next round of startup meetups announced!

    This time round we're heading to 4 new locations: Melbourne @ The York Butter Factory - September 5th Sydney @ The Workbench - September 12th Gold Coast @ Silicon Lakes - October 2nd Brisbane @ ilab - October 3rd Same deal as our previous meetups, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm we'll be chatting...
  • Blog Post: 9 Great Marketing Ideas For Startups

    Guest post from Damian Wolf, Brisbane area associate of Cubic Promote . Most entrepreneurs are convinced that all they need for a successful running of their startup is some blogging about special offers, a Twitter account and a flashy looking brochure. First, why would anyone care for your brand...
  • Blog Post: Keep up to date with Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Microsoft Virtual Academy has thousands of courses on various technologies, at various skill levels and in various different forms – Live Events, Videos, PowerPoints, PDFs, etc. Here’s a link to some of the most popular courses right now: Windows Azure Security Overview C# Fundamentals...
  • Blog Post: Nudge Moments: Should I set up my startup as a company?

    Every second month Emma from Nudge Accounting answers a finance question (via Vlog or Blog) asked by a member of the Microsoft Bizspark or the startup community. Question: I’m looking at setting up my startup as a company. Do you think that’s a good idea? Emma’s Response: Before...
  • Blog Post: Nudge Moments: When do I need to register different trading names for my startup?

    Every second month Emma from Nudge Accounting answers a finance question (via Vlog or Blog) asked by a member of the Microsoft Bizspark or the startup community. #Nudgemoments startup Question from Emily via the Bizspark Blog: Hi , I have a question for Emma; If you are a sole trader and have multiple...
  • Blog Post: Port your Unity game to Windows - Join us on March 29 & 30

    Microsoft wants to help you bring your Unity game to Windows. You may have heard: Unity devs are making some magic over in the Windows store. We are seeing great games succeed in this “new gold rush”. There are already 2000+ Unity games in the Windows Store with some hitting 3,000,000 downloads...
  • Blog Post: Need a Windows test device? We're taking requests!

    Members of the Australian Startup Community now have the ability to request the loan of a Windows test device - both tablets and phones. Head over to startup.msdeveloper.com.au for more details. Any questions? Email me at esther.mosad@microsoft.com .
  • Blog Post: Startup Muster 2013 Launches!

    Startup Muster 2013 is a survey of the Australian startup community to take a snapshot of what Australia has accomplished in 2013, launching on February 28th, 2014. Run by Murray Hurps, with research/design help from Richard Kroon, and statistical help from a statistician and a survey methodology expert...
  • Blog Post: Meet Drawboard PDF - "The best PDF app to annotate, view and manage your PDFs"

    1. Why are you building this startup? What does it do? I'm building Drawboard to replace pen and paper with awesome Windows 8 stylus enabled devices! I was a chemical engineer and had too many drawings that I had to print out and mark up with pen and paper. Drawboard PDF allows a user to mark up any...
  • Blog Post: Scale Investment in Paloma

    Scale , the female focused Angel investor network launched last July, has closed its first deal. Fifteen Scale Angels have invested $655k in Paloma Mobile as part of a $1m capital raising. Series A investors OneVentures and Roger Allen also followed on their initial investment in this round confirming...
  • Blog Post: RoomForImprovement.com.au, helping you find the right professional for your house improvement projects!

    1. Why are you building this startup? What does it do? Having experienced the risks and uncertainties of building a house, we identified an opportunity in the market to facilitate connecting tradesmen to customers in house renovation and home improvement market. RoomForImprovement.com.au (RFI) aims...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready to take your app to the next level?

    We want to work with you! Have you got a great idea for an app? Do you want to be featured in Microsoft marketing? Perhaps you’ve got an app or two in the store already. We want to help you take your app or app idea to the next level. Microsoft are running free, invitation-only, intensive 3-day...
  • Blog Post: Nudge Moments: When does my startup need to register for GST?

    Every second month Emma from Nudge Accounting answers a finance question (via Vlog or Blog) asked by a member of Microsoft Bizspark or the startup community. This month she answers the question of when does a start-up need to register for GST. #Nudgemoments Startup Question: I’ve been talking...
  • Blog Post: Meet Selz - the team dedicated to making selling via blogs and social networks simple

    A BizSpark start-up who is working on a web app that makes taking payments online simple. Find them at www.selz.com . 1.Why are you building this Startup? What does it do? Selz.com was formed with the goal of making selling via blogs and social networks simple. The company’s service allows...
  • Blog Post: Nudge Moments: Help! How do I prepare a budget for my StartUp?

    Every second month Emma answers a finance question (via Vlog or Blog) asked by a member of Microsoft Bizspark or the startup community. This month, she answers the question of where to start when it comes to preparing a budget. #Nudgemoments StartUp Question: I’m applying for R&D grants...
  • Blog Post: Entourage Webinar Tonight - Achieving Rapid Growth with Jack Delosa

    Having heard Jack Speak several times, I can highly recommend you set aside 55 minutes to tune into this tonight at 7pm EDST!! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Entourage recently conducted research into the highlights and challenges faced...
  • Blog Post: MEASURE YOUR STARTUP - GET YOUR G/SCORE

    Sydney (25 May), Brisbane (26 May), Adelaide (30 May) Calling all startups and early-stage companies in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide! ANZA and Chris Shipley of the Guidewire Group are conducting G/SCORE Pitch Slam events in your city. Find out how your company is positioned on the global stage and be...
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