Microsoft UK (and BizSpark!) backs today’s launch of StartUp Britain

Greetings from the BizSpark Team here in the UK! I wanted to take the opportunity to share a bit of exciting news which happened this morning in our Microsoft London offices. The team at Microsoft UK hosted the launch of Startup Britain ( , an initiative similar to Startup America, in our Central London offices….


A Windows Phone 7 app that explores the outer atmosphere

Find out how Segoz, a BizSpark start-up founded by a researcher and a student after finishing runners up in a £10,000 entrepreneurship competition last summer, developed an app following a balloon 70,000 feet above the ground.



Guest blog by Brett Laffel What’s better than Dave McClure and the hottest NYC startups in the same room? Not much. On Friday, September 23, Microsoft hosted 275 peeps at the 500 Startups’ SMASH Summit in our New York City office in midtown Manhattan. 500 Startups has been a partner of BizSpark since January 2010;…


Mini Seedcamp Barcelona

Mini Seedcamp Barcelona is happening on the 16th of November and we’d love to see BizSpark startups take advantage of this program. Apply to THE European accelerator program before 20th October. We’re looking to spend the day with 20 awesome teams to meet and be mentored by some of the greatest mentors from across Europe….


Microsoft UK BizSpark Summit, London, UK, September 23rd, 2010

I wanted to write to all of you about the second annual UK BizSpark Summit, a one-day event held in Microsoft’s offices in Cardinal Place, Victoria, London, UK to connect BizSpark startups with the wider entrepreneurial community of investors, network partners, and journalists and provide information to enable BizSpark members to grow their businesses. This…


WaveMarket takes home Mobile Incubation Week Washington, D.C. title

By Brian Hoskins In the most closely contested Mobile Incubation Week to date, WaveMarket pulled out a dramatic victory in the fourth Mobile Incubation Week in Washington, D.C. September 28-October 2. The event featured a strong line-up of startups, ranging from an enterprise-focused project management tool to a mobile application focused on skincare for women….


International Mobile Incubation Weeks come to a dramatic close

By Brian Hoskins This past week, Microsoft wrapped up two more exciting Mobile Incubation Weeks in London and Singapore. Both events featured an action-packed week of development, educational sessions, and close collaboration with members of the product teams. Applications came in from around the world. Finalists represented a diversity of countries, stages of development, and…


And the winner of EMEA Mobile Incubation Week, 2009 is…Mobots (by Deimos Space)

After a rather intense week with late nights, a series of hiccups, and then, eventually, some successes, the Emerging Business Team in the UK are finally able to announce the Winner of EMEA Mobile Incubation Week. I thought it would be good to start with a brief description of how the week was conducted, which…


Final ISVs chosen for Mobile Incubation Week EMEA, June 1-5th, 2009

On the heels of a very successful event in the U.S., Microsoft is hosting the second Mobile Incubation Week in London. After sifting through many applications, we think we have a really interesting group of mobile ISVs from across EMEA and are very excited to be working with them throughout the week to help incubate…


Corebridge and Viapost case studies

We’ve recently published case studies on two of the companies on the Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program, Corebridge and Viapost. Both are great examples of the business benefits that startup companies can get from using Microsoft technologies. Through the Accelerator Program we have provided these companies with some additional assistance, but the many advantages that the…