Innovation and entrepreneurship is the backbone of the IT software industry. Microsoft Innovation Center - Karachi is organizing an event to launch 4th BizSpark program.

BizSpark is a program which is specifically designed to help high-potential startups connect with latest technological trends in the world. As part of this program, Microsoft will not only give access to licensed software, training and visibility, but also enables startup companies to transform their initial business idea into a software product.

The three year program gives startups;

Software:

Current, full featured Microsoft development tools, platform technologies and server products to build software applications. BizSpark startups also get Windows Azure benefits enabling startups to quickly build, deploy & manage web applications.

Support:

Startup become part of the BizSpark ecosystem and get access to investors, advisors and valuable offer to help run their business, find talent & obtain financing. Startup also get access to technical, product & business training & support.

Visibility:

Bizspark startup have the opportunity to achieve marketing visibility to help promote their businesses.
 

Qualification criteria:

To qualify, a startup must be

  • Developing software

  • Privately held and generating less than $1M revenue per year.

  • less than 5 years old.

What's next?

Interested startups are advised to email Muhammad Umer ( v-muumer@microsoft.com ) with their company details & technologies they are currently working on to have a one on one session with them for further discussions.