BizSpark Member myhomehelper Fights Dementia With The Cloud, Makes Technology4Good Finals

A one-man Microsoft BizSpark company from Hull is up against the likes of Barclays Bank with a dementia memory aid that he made for his Mum.  myhomehelper beat off competition from over 200 candidates to be selected in the final of the AbilityNet Technology4Good awards. Aimed primarily at those living on their own myhomehelper displays…

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BizSpark Members Pitch Their Startups in Less Than 140 Characters

Here are today’s #BZPitch pitches.  When you sign up to Microsoft BizSpark, you are introduced to literally hundreds of thousands of people working on over 50,000 startups.  To take advantage of this, sign up. When your application is approved, dive in on Facebook, Twitter, and in LinkedIn.  [<a href=”http://blogs.technet.com//storify.com/douglascrets/bizspark-pitches-in-140-characters” target=”_blank”>View the story “BizSpark Pitches in…

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New Flexibility Comes to Windows Azure Benefits for Microsoft BizSpark Startups

Today, Windows Azure announced enhancements and changes in the Windows Azure Offer available to BizSpark members through their MSDN subscriptions. For a comprehensive review of the changes, you should read Scott Guthrie’s two blog posts about the matter: Windows Azure: Announcing New Dev/Test Offering, BizTalk Services, SSL Support with Web Sites, AD Improvements, Per Minute…

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Pay With Bits App is BizSpark Member’s Times Square Debut

Prateek Gupta went out with his TechCrunch Disrupt team to Times Square and found an unsuspecting vendor to try their BitCoin app on.  Here is the resulting video of Pay With Bits, which got them named in a TechCrunch article last night. Having been a denizen of NYC for five years, Douglas Crets, our community…

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Helpful Startup Tips and a Special Offer for Startups from Soluto

Soluto has been one of the most successful BizSpark startups, proving that hosting a powerful solution on Azure can handle the demands of a highly scalable enterprise. They want to help other BizSpark members by offering a special promotion and some of their personal experience running a startup in Israel. Purchase any of Soluto’s annual…

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Microsoft Germany Offers Co-Working Space to Startups During BizSpark Grand Tour

Great news from Germany. Our BizSpark team in Germany is now offering free co-working space in Berlin, Munich and Koln to startups that are working on building apps on Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows Azure.   From now until June 2013, right before the European BizSpark Summit, we will offer free co-working desks and intense…

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What are BitCoins Worth? Nothing (And More Wisdom from the BizSpark Community) by Chad Eaves

Wisdom comes from experience, they say.  We agree. At BizSpark, we try to deliver bits of wisdom now and again to the community so that the founders, developers, engineers, and business folks out there in startup land can use it. We saw four founding teams succeed at DEMO Mobile 2013 last week, and we feel…

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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…

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