Startup Heroes take Euro Summit by Storm -- A Review of the #bizsparkeu Hashtag

In the early hours of dawn in San Francisco, I flicked on my laptop and took in the livestream of the BizSpark Euro Summit. Just in time to see a few startups pitching, and then to listen to Bob Dorf, who sharpened people’s understanding of what it means to run a startup.  If you are…

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Tech's Got Talent -- Or, Does It?

Startup founders often turn to hybrid management solutions to put together their teams, but is this always the right strategy when trying to turn an app into a huge company with traction? How can founders solve this problem? Microsoft Blogger Yuriy Zaytsev, who is responsible for startup engagement and recruitment in Central and Eastern Europe,…

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Cloud First, Cloud Often -- Leveraging the "Tectonic Shift" to the Cloud with Mobile Apps

To cloud your app or not to cloud your app…That is the question! According to Juniper Research, between 2009 and 2014 the market for cloud-based mobile apps is projected to increase by nearly 90%. This projection asserts my conviction that the marriage between mobile apps and cloud is proving to be a real success. The…

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Amir Pinchas: Startup Adrenaline

It’s BizSpark European Summit rehearsal day and the level of adrenalin here at Microsoft’s London offices – where we’ve got 15 start-ups all being put through their paces ahead of tomorrow’s big day – is high. Like we do every year, we provide the finalists in tomorrow’s pitch competition as much support as possible, so…

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Reshma Sohoni: "Don't Divorce Mobile and Desktop" -- They Need Each Other

Tomorrow is the first day of the BizSpark Euro Summit 2012. To prepare, we asked a few of the judges some questions about startups, mobile and the culture of apps. We caught up with Reshma Sohoni, who is one of the co-founders of SeedCamp. Here’s what she had to say about what she looks for…

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Three Questions About Startup Culture: Nic Brisbourne, Partner at DFJ

Entrepreneurs better be prepared to compete on both mobile and desktop, since the future is not about mobile killing off desktop computing. It’s about the blurring between the two categories.  In the run up to the Euro Summit hosted by Microsoft Bizspark on June 7, we asked some of the important investors in Europe what…

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Reshma Sohoni on Startups -- Euro Summit 2012 Is a Tech Watering Hole for Regional Startups

Bindi Karia interviews Seedcamp co-founder Reshma Sohoni  The BizSpark European Summit always attracts a stellar line-up of judges and guest speakers and 2012’s event in London on June 7th is no exception!  I asked one of the judges, Reshma Sohoni, a founder and manager of Seedcamp, a BizSpark Plus Network Partner, why she supports the…

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Reduce Startup Taxes and Make Starting Up Easier for European Entrepreneurs -- Alessandro Rizzoli, Founder and CEO of Mopapp

Across different countries in Europe, more needs to be done to give start-ups tax reductions during their early years.  We are creating new jobs, so it is in the interest of the European economy to help us, because we are the employers of the future.  Governments need to take a longer term view.  –Alessandro Rizzoli,…

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