• Extending runway                                                                           • Licensing provisions
• Cash...
Introduced in November of 2008, Microsoft BizSpark is a program designed to provide
     software entrepreneurs all the re...
Microsoft



            University
            incubators
                                                Entrepreneur an...
Eligibility                    Benefits:

• Private software company     • Full featured dev tools + MSDN premium
  (creat...
microsoft.com/bizspark


                   BizSpark@microsoft.com
Sobees.com

GoGrid
Julien Codorniou

      Email and IM:
Julienco@microsoft.com

 Twitter.com/bizspark
The “Crunchbase of the
BizSpark World”

• Profile your company

• Check out who is the startup of
the week

• Discover eme...
© 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be...
Software Entrepreneurs: Go Big with BizSpark
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Come learn about Bizspark, a new partner program for early stage software startups. Discover how Bizspark provides startups the latest dev tools and production server licenses. Also hear about the worldwide network of experts available to help entrepreneurs succeed.

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Software Entrepreneurs: Go Big with BizSpark

  1. 1. • Extending runway • Licensing provisions • Cash crunch • Installation/Configuration • Technology lock in • Business model • Professional support • Market exposure • Technical guidance • Funding • Architectural guidance • Customer credibility Source: Microsoft Startup ISVs Platform Selection Factors Qualitative Research, Sept 2007
  2. 2. Introduced in November of 2008, Microsoft BizSpark is a program designed to provide software entrepreneurs all the resources they need to build successful companies. Eligible companies (less than 3y.o and less than 1M$ in revenues) get, for 3 years: Software • Full featured Development tools and production licenses (VS08, TFS, WS08, etc..) , Azure CTP Software • No upfront costs Support • Community support from over 1000 network and Visibility hosting partners • Professional technical support from Microsoft Support Visibility • Profile and promotion on the BizSparkDB.com BizSpark is available in 82 countries, in 9 languages and already counts thousands and thousands of startups.
  3. 3. Microsoft University incubators Entrepreneur and Trusted and government industry associations Hosters partners agencies Network Partners sponsor Startups Startups join BizSpark™
  4. 4. Eligibility Benefits: • Private software company • Full featured dev tools + MSDN premium (created or soon to be subscriptions created) • Unlimited production licenses of server • Less than 3 years products • Less than 1M$ in revenues • Technical support No Upfront Cost, just a 100$ • Visibility fee to pay at graduation • Support from the community • Discounts from Hosters
  5. 5. microsoft.com/bizspark BizSpark@microsoft.com
  6. 6. Sobees.com GoGrid
  7. 7. Julien Codorniou Email and IM: Julienco@microsoft.com Twitter.com/bizspark
  8. 8. The “Crunchbase of the BizSpark World” • Profile your company • Check out who is the startup of the week • Discover emerging and innovative startups
  9. 9. © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.

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