Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure Announces Its New Class for 2013

The new class for Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure just launched. According to Scott Guthrie, a Corporate Vice President in the Microsoft Server and Tools Business, we started the first Azure Accelerator because we wanted to give promising startups full access to Azure, so that they can build and grow. We’re doing it again for the next…

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How MobiWeave Pivoted to a Cloud App by MobiWeave Founder Ash D’Costa

Mobi Weave was founded to create great User Experiences for Enterprise apps and with our 4.5 star rated BI app on the App Store, we were well on our way to fulfilling that mission. But talking to our customers, we did find some issues that are holding us back. These issues affect most business apps…

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Why Should I Apply for the Windows Azure Accelerator Powered by Tech Stars?

The Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, Powered by Tech Stars will have its first of two demo days starting January 17 in Seattle. Then they will move down to Silicon Valley to close out the month with a demo day in front of investors there. If you are thinking about applying to the second Windows…

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Relentless Entrepreneur is Relentless

Developers and entrepreneurs can get frustrated over a great many things. But one thing I have noticed that they don’t get frustrated about is what people think about them. They are too mightily focused on doing something new to worry what someone’s conformity will seem like to them. This post was written by Douglas Crets,…

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In Russia, Using Azure to Turn Your Daily Blog Reading into a Paper Route

For the Russian speakers out there, here’s a very handy series on how BizSpark members AtContent tweaked and worked with Windows Azure to get their company up and running. People who don’t read Cyrillic can translate in Bing and enjoy the useful experience. It’s important to read it, because they are using Azure as a…

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Michael Jacobs and Jordan Syms, iSocialite at #DEMO2012

At DEMO Fall, there were a few trends, but culture as an app was the one that caught my idea. One of the companies tackling startups through culture is DreamWare, helmed by a sociologist and an anthropologist.  This post was written by Microsoft BizSpark community manager Douglas Crets. DreamWare founder and BizSpark member Michael Jacobs…

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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 -…

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Atav Founder Tal Moran: Believe In Yourself, Help Others

Atav is another one of our Israeli startups debuting their product for an American audience today. Atav helps organizations recruit employees easily and effectively, without a lot of hassle.  Here, Tal Moran, founder, explains the motive behind the work he has done with his co-founders.  Has starting your own company provided any answers about your…

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Evolero Founder: Unload Your Head So Your Customers Can Experience Things Clearly

This week, Israeli startups came to Microsoft’s Silicon Valley headquarters and demonstrated their products in front of dozens of investors from around the world. We’re running a series this week that gives the founders at these companies the oportunity to tell us firsthand what drives their companies, what gets them out of bed in the…

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