Navigating the Singapore Startup Eco-system with Microsoft BizSpark


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Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps startups to succeed with the right resources. This presentation gives an overview of the program and a brief tour of the players in the Singapore startup eco-system.

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  • Microsoft® BizSpark® is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility. The program also includes access to Windows Azure, a flexible, comprehensive, and powerful cloud platform for the creation of web applications and services. In addition, BizSpark offers technical support, business training and a network of over 2,000 partners to connect members with incubators, investors, advisors, government agencies and hosters.
  • Navigating the Singapore Startup Eco-system with Microsoft BizSpark

    1. 1. Microsoft BizSparkNavigating the Singapore Startup Eco-system with BizSparkJoyce Huang, BizSpark Program Manager, Microsoft Singapore
    2. 2. Hi, my name is Joyce and I build communitiesBizSpark Program Manager/ Founder Writer Professional Cheerleader Vocation Passion Hobby
    3. 3. Microsoft BizSparkHelping startups succeedwith all the rightSoftware, Support, & Visibility.resources.
    4. 4. Why do you even need to know this?No man is an island.
    5. 5. Microsoft BizSparkSince it was established in 2008, more than 45,000 companies in over 100 countries have joined BizSpark.
    6. 6. Access to thesoftware yourstartup needs
    7. 7. Access to thepartners tohelp you grow
    8. 8. How does it work? Universities / Incubators / Investors Government Agencies Network Partners Sponsor Startups Startups join BizSpark Entrepreneur and Industry Associations Hosters
    9. 9. Navigating SG Startup Ecosystem: IHLs Supporting Innovation through:
    10. 10. Navigating SG Startup Ecosystem:Govt Agencies/ Investors / Incubators & AcceleratorsGovt Agencies Investors / Incubators Accelerators
    11. 11. Navigating SG Startup Ecosystem:Entrepreneur and Industry Associations Entrepreneurs and Industry Associations Technical User Groups
    12. 12. Navigating SG Startup Ecosystem:What should I do with my big idea? Join one of these Hang out here Read these blogs / lists
    13. 13. BizSpark in a slideEligibility Benefits• Private Software Company (created • Full featured dev tools and MSDN premium subscriptions or soon to be created) • Unlimited production licenses of server products• Less than 3 years • Technical support• Less than $1M in revenues• No upfront costs, just a $100 fee to • Visibility pay at graduation • Support from the community • Discount from hosters
    14. 14. BizSpark Launch Academy BizSpark Launch Academy
    15. 15. Sounds great!Where do I sign up? me