Accelerating the Success
of Early Stage Start-ups
Ronan Geraghty
BizSpark Program Manager
Developer and Platform Group, Mi...
The Landscape




    Emerging trends
    • Turbulence abounds
    • Out of difficult times come rare opportunities
    • ...
Microsoft BizSpark™

   Microsoft BizSpark™ is a global program designed to help accelerate
               the success of ...
Entry Criteria

Actively engaged in development of a software-based product or service

 Privately held

In business fo...
How it works




          University
          incubators
                                               Entrepreneur and...
Network Partners in Ireland/Northern Ireland




                                      NovaUCD
The Global Community Of Network Partners
Technology Offerings (1)

• Development Test & Demonstration:
    • Design Tools, with MSDN Subscription
          • Expre...
Technology Offerings (2)

• Production and Hosting
     • SQL Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise and Workgroup Editions
    ...
Three Years And Beyond

                                                           Program offering fee
                  ...
Visit: www.bizspark.ie or
www.microsoft.com/BizSpark
www.microsoftstartupzone.com
Resources

• BizSpark home page : www.microsoft.com/bizspark
• Startup Enrollment :
  http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/St...
© 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be...
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Ronan Geraghty Microsoft BizSpark Introduction

  1. 1. Accelerating the Success of Early Stage Start-ups Ronan Geraghty BizSpark Program Manager Developer and Platform Group, Microsoft Ireland ronang@microsoft.com
  2. 2. The Landscape Emerging trends • Turbulence abounds • Out of difficult times come rare opportunities • Entrepreneurs need nurturing more than ever “Economic woes wreaking havoc on IPOs, M&As; Industry on pace for worst IPO year ever; M&As also behind as prices fall” Venture Source September 30, 2008
  3. 3. Microsoft BizSpark™ Microsoft BizSpark™ is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups, providing: Software • Development tools and production licenses • No upfront costs Software Support • Community support from over 300 network and hosting partners Visibility • Professional technical support from Microsoft Support Visibility • Profile and promotion on the BizSparkDB
  4. 4. Entry Criteria Actively engaged in development of a software-based product or service  Privately held In business for less than 3 years Less than US $1 million in annual revenue There are no initial costs to join
  5. 5. How it works University incubators Entrepreneur and and government industry associations Hosters Investors agencies Network Partners sponsor Startups Startups join BizSpark™
  6. 6. Network Partners in Ireland/Northern Ireland NovaUCD
  7. 7. The Global Community Of Network Partners
  8. 8. Technology Offerings (1) • Development Test & Demonstration: • Design Tools, with MSDN Subscription • Expression Studio • Development Tools, with MSDN Subscription • Visual Studio Team System, TFS, • Server Software, with MSDN Subscription • SQL Server, Application Platform Servers • Business Productivity Servers • IT Operations Servers • Dynamics, with MSDN Subscription • Windows • Office • Other tools, SDKs, etc. • See the startup guide for comprehensive list.
  9. 9. Technology Offerings (2) • Production and Hosting • SQL Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise and Workgroup Editions • SQL Server 2008 Web Edition • Windows Web Server 2008 • Windows Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise • Windows Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise without Hyper-V™ • Biz Talk Server 2006 R2 Branch, Standard and Enterprise Editions • Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet Sites • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 • System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 • System Center Operations Manager 2007 with SQL Server Technology
  10. 10. Three Years And Beyond Program offering fee • U.S. $100 program offering fee upon exit Get software, support, and Tools and platform technologies visibility when • Startups keep the perpetual licenses they are most valuable for the development and design tools and least • Startups have the opportunity to renew After 3 years affordable. the MSDN subscription to review updates Production licenses • Upon exit transition to appropriate commercial license offer • Once in production, software licenses typically Get all the represent a small percentage, less than 10%*, program of the overall hosting costs. Scalability and components manageability will be the major cost drivers with no upfront costs for three years. Partner programs • Startups can join one of our partner programs, e.g. Microsoft Partner Program *Source: IDC, 2007, Three Year Server TCO Study and estimated by hosters, OpSource and GoGrid, October 2008.
  11. 11. Visit: www.bizspark.ie or www.microsoft.com/BizSpark
  12. 12. www.microsoftstartupzone.com
  13. 13. Resources • BizSpark home page : www.microsoft.com/bizspark • Startup Enrollment : http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/Startup/Signup.aspx • Network Partner Enrollment http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/NetworkPartner/Signup.aspx • Program Guide for Startups : http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/d/4/4d41081a-d8d9-407a- 9bae-5127e6e931ca/BizSpark%20Startup%20Program%20Guide.pdf • Program Guide for Network Partners : http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/7/7/17789046-8e14-4e63- a879- 5be6eda97645/BizSpark%20Network%20Partner%20Program%20Guide. pdf •Contact ronang@microsoft.com for more details
  14. 14. © 2008 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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