Mountain View Mania Continues

So, last night we had this perfect storm of pitch events, tech meetups, and a wild party in the Microsoft Technology Center. One of our partners, 500 Startups, held their Mexico Demo Day at our BizSpark Lab. It was full on startup day yesterday. Today, Mountain View Mania continues with a live feed of the…

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500 Startups Mexican Demo Day Just Happened -- Silicon Valley is a "Spiritual Hub" for Startups Says Cesar Salazar

Great opening launch by Cesar Salazar, who merged Mexican.vc with Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, as he kicked off 500 Startups Mexican Demo Day.   12 startup founders gave their demos at our BizSpark Lab today, and here are a few shots that depict the goings on.  I was sitting in the front row around people like McClure,…

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The Most Important Links for Startups from Microsoft BizSpark -- January 29, 2013

Investors are pointing to a rising M&A trend for the enterprise and startups ecosystem. Windows Challenges are ending, and new contests are beginning. We are still taking applications for the second class of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure powered by Tech Stars.  and we have put together a list of all the links we…

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Interview With Social Storyteller SocialSamba: How a Beer Becomes a Business

“The gummy bears are fed up with being eaten. They plot to destroy humanity. Who’s side are you on?”  That’s one of the teasers for a social storytelling software Social Samba presenting at the Media Camp Demo Day on September 13 in San Francisco. MediaCamp is an accelerator program for media startups. You can follow it…

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Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure -- The Israeli Demo Day Edition

Yesterday, about 40 VC / Angels showed up to the Microsoft Silicon Valley headquarters, and listened and interacted with a few Israeli startups that are a part of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure running in the Israeli  Here are some notes taken from Laura Wigod, who curates some of the news and blogging information…

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The Three Coolest Israeli Startups, With Links to Personal Interviews with the Founders

Yesterday, we had our first Israeli Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure Demo Day, and it went off quite well. The Next Web’s Alex Wilhelm wrote a spot on what he thought were the three coolest companies pitching their products.  Here is the writeup. The Israel program accepted 11 companies in its first class, out of…

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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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Vidit Founder: You Must Know Your Customer To Know Your Product

Vidit recreates events using crowd sourced video. Vidit collects videos taken by many people in a single event and by using a unique video synchronization algorithm; vidit synchronizes and edits all clips into one video that depicts the event from its beginning to its end, from the user’s point of view. A music concert, for…

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This is Stevie: Founder Says Social TV Still Defining Itself

You thought Social TV was going to solve all your advertising market problems, and stop the annoying things that make being a TV consumer annoying? Oh, well, it will. Just not immediately.   But, we do have an Israeli startup that has a solution they are demo’ing at the Israel Incubator Demo Day in Silicon…

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