Join Microsoft BizSpark at TechCrunch Disrupt NY!

Guest blog by Alp Tilev It’s that time again! Foot thumping music, party glasses, luxurious cars… are a just a few of things that come to mind when … Oh wait sorry wrong post. Let me try that again: Hackers, ruby on steroids, piles of awesome swag, red bull are just a few things that come…


Bodeefit Brings Fitness to Your Form Factor

In a world where obesity is killing thousands of people a day in the world, it’s almost joyous to hear that there are startups and app builders out there trying to use any means necessary to create the simplest apps to defeat life-threatening lifestyles and habits. The folks at Bodeefit,one of the BizSpark teams I…


Festomat Made It Possible for You To Get Into Launch 2013 This Year

Thanks to Jason Calacanis and his Launch team for letting Festomat use its software to help check people into the conference this year. Here is a video showing this BizSpark team proving to thousands of attendees that their NFC-enabled software on Windows Phones can handle massive traffic and then provide a swarm of crowd data…


Highlights from Startup Weekend Blacksburg

Our champions in DC area, Ashish Jaiman and Ed Donahue, were mentors at StartupWeekend Blacksburg just last week (Sept 14th – 16th ) held at Rackspace in Blacksburg. The event was a huge success, and our guy Ashish says “Wow, what a great event. We learnt a lot to learn about the students and team’s…


Reza Alizadeh, Architect Evangelist Wins Facebook Hackathon

Microsoft’s awesome developer evangelist Reza Alizadeh won the Facebook-Heroku hackathon a couple of weeks ago. This was a big deal. Reza went on to TechCrunch last weekend and participated in that hackathon with a team of about four other evangelist. That story is here, and here.  We were waiting to see if a Facebook blog…


Microsoft Developer Evangelist Hackers Enter TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon -- Follow Them on Twitter

For the first time ever, Microsoft has entered its evangelists in the Tech Crunch Disrupt Hackathon. You can follow them on Twitter. You can follow this list on Twitter to connect with them:  The TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Microsoft Hackers Or follow their individual tweets. The hashtags are #tcdisrupt and #bizspark Kevin Ashley — @kashleytwitReza Alizadeh -…


Check Out the Imagine Cup with Jessica Watson, Youngest Person to Sail Around The World

The Microsoft Imagine Cup brings together students from all over the world and asks them to use their creativity and passion for technology to help solve the world’s toughest problems. This year is the 10th anniversary of Imagine Cup and over this period, we have more than 1.65M students from 194 countries who have participated….


#MEGA #Mobile at #Microsoft

By Claire Lee If you are signed up for the Mobile track @Mega this weekend (starting tomorrow) we have a load of awesome expert engineers landing on our campus to talk to you about Windows 8 and Windows Phone. You can still sign up to attend the Windows 8 pre-session from the registration page (scroll…


Seedcamp Visits Microsoft Silicon Valley

Blog by Claire Lee : As part of their annual USA trip, Seedcamp visited the Microsoft SV offices on Monday last to hear more about BizSpark Plus, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and our business apps portfolio (Dynamics ERP and CRM). Dynamic Duo on Windows Phone Ben Riga and Kevin Ashley did a ‘deep dive’ –…