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NDRC calls for proposals under 3 newly launched programs
This looks v. interesting. Drill down into each of the links to get details of the funding available etc. (in some cases funding of up to 100% is available!) The NDRC is currently calling for project proposals under three newly launched programmes: Entrepreneurial Internships Programme CTR Feasibility...
21 Sep 2009
Bizspark logos for Network Partners and Startups
We now offer a BizSpark logo program for Network Partners and Startups (see NP home page screenshot below). You simply need to log in to your home page, accept the logo agreement and you can use the BizSpark logo in your Marketing Materials. Here are the examples of the Startup and Network Partner Logos
3 Jul 2009
BizSpark Ireland – News and Upcoming Events for April / May 2009
Virtual Earth offer for BizSpark startups Microsoft Virtual Earth , the integrated GIS mapping, imaging, search, and data visualization web service platform, has now been added to the Bizspark program. As a BizSpark member, you can now get a Microsoft Virtual Earth account for commercial production...
2 Apr 2009
Microsoft European Investor Summit, Prague, 12/13 May 2009
Coinciding with the first European SME Week, Microsoft will bring together key players from the investment community, entrepreneurs and start-ups, innovation organizations, incubators, Partners and Microsoft executives involved in the next generation of technologies and programs to support early stage...
30 Mar 2009
BizSpark startups get access to the Metro portal : free Support and Training
This is a very significant development in the BizSpark program! Metro is a program we’ve been running for a couple of yearss which provides access to training and a broad range of pre-release support for projects based on Microsoft’s newest technologies, and now all BizSpark startups have access to the...
25 Mar 2009
BizSpark latest in Ireland/Northern Ireland
Microsoft BizSpark has been receiving a lot of attention in the media over the last number of weeks, featuring on RTE’s Prime Time , The Wide Angle on NewsTalk 106, associated coverage in the Sunday Business Post , the Irish Times and the Irish Independent, and details of the Northern Ireland launch...
23 Mar 2009
BizSpark Ireland/Northern Ireland NPs now mapped on Virtual Earth
Check out: http://maps.live.com/?v=2&encType=1&cid=9DB6558068AD0F4D!278 A few gaps in there – am working on it, particularly in South West…Let me know if you have any NPs in mind!
19 Mar 2009
Awakening Creative Entrepreneurship, Mar 25th – 27th 2009
I’m going to be attending / speaking about BizSpark at the ACE un-conference on Friday March 27th. Full details available at http://ace.noribic.com/ – it’s free, but register early as it’s likely to fill up quickly! AWAKENING CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP An un-conference about all things creativity Ace...
13 Mar 2009
NovaUCD hosting an Open Day on 24th March
NovaUCD, a BizSpark Network Partner, is hosting an Open Day on 24 th March : www.ucd.ie/nova/events/novaucdopenday NovaUCD, is hosting an Open Day ( www.ucd.ie/nova/events/novaucdopenday ) on Tuesday March 24 th as part of the 2009 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Enterprise Week ( www.dlrenterpriseweek.ie )....
9 Mar 2009
Irish startup TradeFacilitate nominated in InformationWeek’s Startup 50 Competition
Startup 50 is a competition being run by InformationWeek magazine to find the most innovative and compelling 50 startups worldwide . More details on the competition at InformationWeek And if you feel like voting, you can vote by clicking on the below, it will take 1 minute of your time: Startup...
6 Mar 2009
Microsoft BizSpark & Startups in the Sunday Business Post
Some great visbility for BizSpark startups such as CarsNow, TradeFacilitate and TalkIrish. http://www.sbpost.ie/post/pages/p/story.aspx-qqqt=NEWS+FEATURES-qqqm=nav-qqqid=39944-qqqx=1.asp
2 Mar 2009
Microsoft BizSpark – Northern Ireland launch, March 12th 2009
Microsoft Bizspark - NI Launch Date: 12 th March Time: 08.00-10.00am Location: Malone House Momentum is delighted to host a two hour breakfast briefing along with Invest NI and Microsoft for software companies and start-ups to focus on the key issues for software companies and the support which is available...
2 Mar 2009
BizSpark in the Irish Times
Following on from the Innovation Accelerator Event earlier this week… http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2009/0227/1224241883479.html
27 Feb 2009
LinkedIn Group for BizSpark Startups in Ireland/Northern Ireland
Quick one for those enrolled on the BizSpark program, I’ve set up a group on LinkedIn to help with Networking…Sign up here
20 Feb 2009
BizSpark Innovation Accelerator, Digital Media Forum, Dublin, Feb 24th 2009
Digital Media Forum and Microsoft Ireland are delighted to bring you the Microsoft BizSpark Innovation Accelerator Event – an event designed to help accelerate the Start-up community in Ireland and Northern Ireland. This day-long conference will run on Tuesday, February 24th in the Radisson SAS Royal...
4 Feb 2009
BizSpark @ OpenCoffee Limerick, 5th Feb 2009
I'll be attending the 5th Feb 2009 OpenCoffee meetup in Limerick this Thursday (5th Feb), starting at 11am in The Absolute Hotel If you're involved in a startup (or thinking of it) come along to discuss what BizSpark entails...Looking forward to my first OpenCoffee :-)
2 Feb 2009
Going Global Networking Meetup for Startups, Dublin Feb 4th 2009
Innovate!Europe is hosting a networking meetup in London for local entrepreneurs, investors, executives, government officials and members of the press. The meetup is co-host by Enterprise Ireland , Guidewire Group , Orrick , and Innovate!Europe's partners and sponsors. You need to register ...
2 Feb 2009
Enterprise Acceleration Centre @ Limerick IT : BizSpark event Thursday Feb 5th 2009
For those of you in the Limerick region who are involved in software start-ups, you might be interested in attending an event being run by the EAC in Limerick IT on Thursday 5th Feb 2009. Yours truly is speaking on the details of BizSpark, there are also speakers from the ISA and Enterprise Ireland so...
22 Jan 2009
Digiweb Online Edge Seminar on Microsoft BizSpark, Dublin, Tuesday Jan 27th 2009
Digiweb , one of our BizSpark Network Partners in Ireland, is running an event in their Network Operation Centre to cover the Microsoft BizSpark program for software start-ups. The agenda is inline below, you can find further details / instructions on how to register here . Ronan Geraghty -...
22 Jan 2009
Innovate!Europe 2009 coming to Dublin - workshop for startups, Feb 4th 2009
Innovate!Europe is a competition designed to identify Europe’s most promising startups and accelerate their drive into the global technology market, and they are holding a workshop in Dublin on February 4th (check out http://www.innovate-events.com for more details). Essentially it's a competition...
21 Jan 2009
BizSpark event : 19th Jan (Dubin) : update, new speakers :-)
Quick update to my previous post on this event: : by happy coincidence, it turns out that Claire O'Halloran is in town on 19th Jan and will deliver the introduction to BizSpark. I'm delighted about this as Claire is the Local Software Economy and Innovation Lead for EMEA and has been heavily involved...
12 Jan 2009
ISA BizSpark event, Monday 19th January 2009 (Dublin)
I previously blogged about the BizSpark program which we launched here on 6th Nov 2008. The ISA is running an event on Monday 19th January 2009 to cover the BizSpark program and its benefits for startups. The details are: Start Time: 18:00 Venue: IBEC Address: Confederation House, 84-86 Lower Baggot...
5 Jan 2009
Free Microsoft software for Irish Start-ups
Check out this article in today's Irish Independent covering the recently announced BizSpark program which I blogged about last week http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/free-microsoft-software-for-irish-startups-1532399.html If you're a startup in Ireland/Northern Ireland who ...
13 Nov 2008
Microsoft BizSpark in Ireland / Northern Ireland
Last night we launched Microsoft BizSpark in The Four Seasons Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. This is a global program to help early-stage startups when they need it most, by giving Software No upfront cost for developer tools and production licenses of server products - you have immediate...
7 Nov 2008
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