GEW in Malaysia

Guest Blog – Peter Tam, Microsoft Malaysia This is the 4th year GEW is in Malaysia and Microsoft BizSpark has been a sponsor supporter from the start. There are countless events that week that you can see from the main GEW Malaysia website. Among them Silicon Valley Comes to Malaysia (SVC2M) – one of the…

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Energy rush: Startup Weekends in Denmark

Guest Blog by Anette Nørgaard Three weekends in a row – completely crazy and totally fun. At this time of the year where the winter is getting closer and daylight disappears, Startup Weekends are like having an energy drink. So much enthusiasm and innovation gathered at one place – turns out, Denmark is not short…

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Happy Thanksgiving

A fitting day to give Thanks to the fantastic team at Microsoft and our partners in the US that attended 10 Startup Weekends during GEW – in Boston, NYC, Orange County, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Francisco, Princeton and New Haven, Denver and DC. Here are a few snippets from the team: Check out the Las…

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StartupWeekend Haifa

Guest Blog: Gilad Steinberger, Microsoft Israel I just finished Startup Weekend Haifa. What a great event. It was amazing! Watch the video here. 54 hours of innovation and networking, 125 attendees, a mix of developers, UX designers, marketing specialists and startup enthusiasts. It started with 45 Ideas which generated 11 groups, eventually 1 winner was…

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StartupWeekend Toronto

Guest Blog: Christian Beauclair, Microsoft Canada What a fantastic weekend at #swtoronto – one of the largest Startup Weekends worldwide with over 320 attendees and 22 teams. I had the pleasure of being there for most of it and helping out some teams, blogging as we go, and we even had some new members join…

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TiE – Fostering Entrepreneurship Globally

Guest Blog from P K Agarwal, CEO, TiE Global In the heart of the Silicon Valley lies the world’s largest non-profit organization whose mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through the promotion, networking, educating, and mentoring of Entrepreneurs. TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with…

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Kinect Accelerator is Open For Business!

How exciting. Heard about one about the gamification of everything? Xbox 360 and Kinect have changed the way we interact with games, TV, media and applications. Personally, seeing my father-in-law (who is no ‘spring chicken’) jumping around to Kinect Sports is worth gold. Today we announce the Microsoft Kinect Accelerator powered by TechStars and any…

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Last Chance to Apply to Seedcamp Paris

In the final few months of 2011, Seedcamp has planned three camps: we were with them in Prague a few weeks ago, where our Chairman of Europe had the chance to inspire the teams. Now the contingent is in Barcelona for their penultimate mini camp, and right now the 20 teams will be enjoying a…

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Happy #GEW2011

This week’s celebration of all things entrepreneurship has gotten off to a flying start. Read more on our special GEW page. Yesterday we announced new partnerships with Founder Institute and RocketSpace, and today we have GEW news from our colleagues in Europe and new offers for BizSpark startups from Elance, Simplifilm and Syncfusion. Startup Weekend…

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BizSpark One Week in Review – Nov 12

Over the past week, here’s a sampling of news highlights of members of the BizSpark One program, identifying a small number of the best companies in BizSpark, which is now comprised of over 40,000 startups. Week of November 6-12, 2011 § Digital Folio, a multi-channel, real-time shopping platform, was featured in USA Today in a…

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