BizSpark Member Zirtual Raises $2 Million from Tony Hsieh and Others To Ramp Up Virtual Assistants

BizSpark member Zirtual is in the news today with founder Maren Kate Donovan securing $2 million in funding from Zappos founder Tony Hsieh and others. We interviewed Maren some time ago for our success stories project. Here is some of that interview again. What was the most difficult challenge your business faced this year? Maren:…

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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…

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FounderFuel Taking Applications for Fall 2012 -- Apply Here

As many of you might know, 11 teams just graduated from the FounderFuel (http://founderfuel.com) program as part of the Spring 2012 Cohort (http://founderfuel.com/en/alumni), and–you guessed it–applications are now open (http://founderfuel.com/en/apply) for the Fall 2012 Cohort!   FounderFuel is a grueling, intensive 12 week program during which its mentor network helps you gain traction, secure partnerships, and get to revenue faster, all in…

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