APPLY for Microsoft Ventures Accelerator – Berlin

Apply now for the 2nd batch of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Berlin Are you an early-stage startup having an idea so brilliant it burns? You want to make it happen – now? Then apply for the 2nd batch of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Berlin! It´s an immersive program aimed at squeezing the countdown…


These Windows 8 and Windows Phone Apps Just Made Your New Year Bright

We told you earlier today that the fun was not going to stop with just a few Windows 8 apps made by some Microsoft BizSpark members. No, we said there would be more on the way. So, here continues our deluge of Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps that you can download and tinker around…


Windows 8 Apps That Should be On Your End of Year List

The holidays are here, and that means one thing: you are not going to be doing much work. We hope. But it is a time of the year when you plan on how you are you going to tackle the new year. For some of you that means more fun. For others, that means more…


Join BizSpark for a Studio Taping of The BizSpark Show with Special Guest Joni Cobb, PIPELINE CEO

Join a studio filled with Silicon Valley’s Microsoft BizSpark members via our Livestream on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 3pm Pacific. We will talk with Joni Cobb, CEO and President of PIPELINE, a community of entrepreneurs based in Kansas City.    We will interview Joni and some of our local BizSpark members and pay tribute…


Microsoft Developers Capture Third Place at Tech Crunch Disrupt Hackathon

By the time TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2013 was over this weekend, five Microsoft developer evangelists had finished third in a field of 260+ hacks and earned a chance to pitch their hack at the main stage on Wednesday at the world’s most significant hackathon for consumer tech. Watch the video of the Microsoft team’s hack…


The One Word You Don’t Use to Describe Your Mission-Driven Company

Here’s the simple story of how a simple app in the Windows Store gained 10,000 users in just a few short weeks. It’s all about not being perfect. This blog post was written by Douglas Crets, Community Manager of The Microsoft BizSpark Program, a community of 50,000+ startup companies and their founders in 154 countries….


Tracy Lee, CEO, Dishcrawl: Boost Growth Through Strategic Serendipity

We talked to Tracy Lee, CEO of Dishcrawl, a 125-city foodie networking series that works kind of like a pop-up food festival at restaurants around American and Canadian cities. We talked to her today to figure out how she started with no investment and got to a point where she quit her job in the…


Time Is Running Out to Vote for the BizSpark People’s Choice Award 2013

On July 4, twelve of the top BizSpark startup founders in Europe will gather in Berlin to talk shop and demonstrate their startup business models in front of a cast of leading investors and innovators from around the EU. There will also be a moment set aside for the People’s Choice Award, an award that…


European Startup 7Write Closes Seed Round of $250,000

This blog post is written by Mark Voermans, Audience Marketing Manager for Microsoft in The Netherlands.   One of the best things about my role here at Microsoft is mentoring some of the best start-ups in Europe.  I get to see them at all parts of their journey, from the very early days when they’ve…