Opinion Piece: Sponsorship is Key When Leaning In

While I entirely agree with Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” approach, I do believe that her methodology misses a critical component necessary in order for women to reach their goals, especially when it comes to building and scaling start ups. And I say all of this as a female executive founding my own company. Lou Donnelly-Davy,…

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Need a Job? Startups Are Hiring And They Can't Find Enough Workers, Says Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank released the results of its extensive US and UK-focused Startup Outlook survey today. The result? If you are looking for a job, and you are reasonably endowed with skills in technology, engineering, business development or marketing, you might want to look at a startup as your next future employer. Employers are desperate…

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#SXSW Is About Getting It Done

What a thrill to land in Austin two days ago and immediately start answering tweets and text messages, setting up meetings and designating meetup spots for official and unofficial — business. When BizSpark travels, there is never a city we land in where there is not an entrepreneur, a partner organization or a awesome event…

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By 2020 There Will Be A Billion Entrepreneurs, And They Will be Women

If you want insight into the next billion entrepreneurs to generate new ideas, disruption and business in the future, here is a great infographic that we found at Funders and Founders. By the year 2020, the “third billion” starts doing business. Have you made plans to compete with this third billion, work with this third billion, or…

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New Offer from RightScale Helps Startups Scale on Azure

Starting this evening, it is now possible for BizSpark startups to use RightScale to ramp up quickly on Windows Azure. If you haven’t looked into Microsoft BizSpark yet, this would be a good time to do so. BizSpark gives young startups making less than one million dollars in revenue some free software and access to…

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Death Is Real, Your App Better Have Meaning

Death is an easy metaphor, because it’s so huge, and it commands attention. And tech reporting uses it. A lot. But what if you, like, really die? What perspective does that bring you?  This post is written by Douglas Crets, the Community Manager for Microsoft BizSpark Chip Conley, former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality,…

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Meet a Microsoft BizSpark Ambassador: Manoj Nathwani, Founder of Price Trakker at 17

My name is Manoj Nathwani and I founded Price Trakker when I was 17. Price Trakker is basically like a price comparison website. However, instead of tracking prices and feeding the data to the consumer like you or me – the data is fed to the actual company as a B2B service. This means if…

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40 Year Old Female Seeks Happiness, Finds It In Startup -- Guest Blog by Scrattch Founder Louise Donnelly-Davey

Guest blogger Louise Donnelly-Davey is 40 years old, and founder of web startup Scrattch. An active member or our Facebook community, she read recently that famous investor Vinod Khosla thinks that investors should only listen to the young — implying that you can’t succeed in startup culture if you are over 30. She sounded off. Here’s…

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