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Mark Relph - Senior Director - Startup and VC Team

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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Canada Is Hiring – Partner Marketing Manager, ISVs

    Partner Marketing Manager - ISVs https://careers.microsoft.com/JobDetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=8&jid=3348&jlang=EN Want a chance to help shape Microsoft Canada’s partner strategy for Independent Software Vendors?  This is a critical part of our partner marketing group. ...
  • Blog Post: Recognizing Canadian Innovation – The Blue Sky Award

      Last year we launched the first ever Blue Sky Award.  It’s targeted at highlighting Canadian software innovation – great up-and-coming software companies doing great work.  SiteMasher, our winner last year is a great example of one of those Canadian innovators.  I love it because...
  • Blog Post: Our Participation @ Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Week

    From the Communitech blog : Research In Motion, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google and Sun Microsystems will connect with new tech companies in Waterloo Region during Entrepreneur Week, Canada’s largest event dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship. In an unprecedented strategic partnerships session, the multinational...
  • Blog Post: Announcing The Winner Of The Bluesky Award

      I had the please of presenting the BlueSky award at the ISV Innovation Summit yesterday.  We had 3 solid finalists that show the kind of software innovation happening across Canada. Congratulations to our 2 runners-up are: Oculus Info Inc. :  Oculus Info Inc. is a provider of cutting...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Blue Sky ISV Award

    Some blog coverage here and here and press coverage here .  
  • Blog Post: Rick To Canadian ISVs - Join Empower, Get The Goods

    Rick makes a good point : "Cheap MSFT goods - The ISV Empower Program Don Dodge has a post up about Microsoft being a good friend to start ups. He quotes some love, etc. Love em, hate em, doesn't matter. Here's what does matter: Microsoft's ISV Empower Program . In short, you save a ton of money on MSFT...
  • Blog Post: Flowfinity <HEART> .NET 3.0

    Just heard from my good friend Dmitry @ Flowfinity in Vancouver ( www.flowfinity.com ) - a very neat Canadian ISV that does some innovation mobile work -> including .NET to Blackberry integration. "Flowfinity Wireless Inc., a leading provider of adaptable applications and fully integrated solutions...
  • Blog Post: ISV Close-Up: 90 Degree Software

    Check out my friends at 90 Degree Software .... a great Canadian ISV based in Vancouver. They are doing some very innovative new report designer and BI tool (the product is called Radius). They are BI experts and are leveraging the full power of Office 2007 and Vista. One extremely cool feature is the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live - A platform for innovation.

    I know our friends at Google seem to take credit for everything on the Internet these days, but here at Microsoft we have some amazing technologies coming out of our Online Services Group / MSN. The Windows Live services are becoming a platform for innovation. Developers and ISVs can now take advantage...
  • Blog Post: Follow-Up From The Ottawa Technology & Venture Summit

    I returned back from Ottawa the other day and I haven't had a chance to follow-up from the Venture event I attended there.   I have to applaud the organizers (OCRI - http://www.ocri.com/ ) for putting on a great event.  This was my first time attending and I have to say that the overall quality of...
  • Blog Post: 2005 Impact Award Finalists!

    This year I had the pleasure to be a part of the judging for the 2005 Impact Awards. This is the 3 rd Annual Impact Awards, which recognizes excellence across the large and diverse community of resellers and solution providers across Canada Partners are the lifeblood of our success and having a healthy...
  • Blog Post: Flowfinity - PR From This Week

    Flowfinity Wireless and Partners Extend Microsoft Business Solutions to BlackBerry Flowfinity's Development Platform Enables Microsoft CRM and ERP Systems to Be Connected to Field Force VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/14/05 -- Flowfinity Wireless, a leading provider of wireless application products...
  • Blog Post: Talking Innovation In Vancouver

    On Friday afternoon I spoke at the Westlink / CATA sponsored Innovations & New Ventures 2005 Conference in Vancouver. The conference focused on building the "innovation economy" in Canada. http://westlink.ca/NewVentures2005/ From the press release "Participants in the conference will share venture...
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