4 Major Trends Shaping The Future of Entrepreneurship

If you went to South by Southwest this week and were overwhelmed by garish colored posters proclaiming the next big app, then you were not alone. Oddly, it seemed as though there were a lot of pitches and a lot of judgment of those pitches, but that there was not a lot of buzz about…


Get Yammer Here

Startups in Microsoft BizSpark now qualify for Yammer.  Get it while the getting is good.


Notes from FailCon: Why #Fail Could Be Your Biggest Catalyst for Growth

We work and live in a startup culture that prizes money, funding, success over things like failure, which is actually one of the most important things that can happen to a founder or a developer. This blog post was written by Douglas Crets, Community Manager for Microsoft BizSpark. For information on how you can get…


Get Inspired with Startup Weekend Perth's Team Gainspiration

How do you get inspired? Is inspiration random and accidental? I don’t think that it is. I think that if you can create a structure, or a source, for finding inspiration, you can then expose yourself to a potential inspiration, or inspirations, every day.  At its heart, an inspiration comes from matching a historical occurrence…


SoundCloud: A Community Manager's Perspective

We asked two members of the SoundCloud team to talk to us about product development and management of the platform in the context of culture and community. This is the second in that series of interviews. The first was with Matas Petrikas, a Product Manager for HTML5 apps. Here is Jami Welch, Community Manager, SoundCloud….


SoundCloud: A Project Manager's Perspective

When I was in Berlin two weeks ago, I wanted to know how SoundCloud, the massively popular sound collaboration platform, managed its product development cycle. So, I asked Matas Petrikas, a product manager for html5 apps, some questions about his work. Here is the result: Interview with Matas Petrikas, product manager for html5 apps at…


SoundCloud: At the Intersection of Community, Product and Design

Soundcloud, the popular music-sharing platform, integrates community development with product development. This is something every startup in the web ecosystem — mobile or browser-based — should be thinking about. For many startups working in the developing markets, there is not a ready and web-hungry audience, so you have to think about creating the culture to…


A Cloud Curb Service -- Turning a Limousine Service into a Software and Cloud Services Vendor

When a man running information technology for a limousine company started testing out Windows System Center 2012 cloud feature, he turned his car service company into a company that could help other businesses.  The Wall Street Journal has a great article today about Alan Bourassa, CIO of Empire CLS, a private car service based in New…