These Windows 8 and Windows Phone Apps Just Made Your New Year Bright

We told you earlier today that the fun was not going to stop with just a few Windows 8 apps made by some Microsoft BizSpark members. No, we said there would be more on the way. So, here continues our deluge of Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps that you can download and tinker around…


Windows 8 Apps That Should be On Your End of Year List

The holidays are here, and that means one thing: you are not going to be doing much work. We hope. But it is a time of the year when you plan on how you are you going to tackle the new year. For some of you that means more fun. For others, that means more…


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=”” target=”_blank”>View the story “BizSpark Pitches in…


Up Global: Startup Weekend and Startup America Form New Partnership to Build Entrepreneurs in a Big Way

Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership announced today that they will join together to create UP Global, a new organization supporting the creation of vibrant entrepreneurial communities around the world. With generous support from The Kauffman Foundation, the Case Foundation, Omidyar Network, Google for Entrepreneurs, Microsoft and The Coca-Cola Company, UP Global will combine…


BizSpark Members Can Get Free Exposure for Apps with PreApps

Meet the founders of Pre-Apps -one of the newest partners joining the BizSpark community . With over 30,000 new apps introduced each month, PreApps is a marketplace to discover, rate, and download the best mobile apps coming soon. They also have an exclusive offer for BizSpark members – you will receive free PreApps featured services ($24.99 Value)…


Prodibi: Swiss Rebels Give Due Respect to Web Photo Enthusiasts With Their BizSpark Software Innovation

While web-based video streaming and digital audio has become increasingly sophisticated, the quality of photograph images viewed online has lagged behind.  At the moment, if someone was to try to upload a high quality image for viewing on a PC, tablet or smartphone, the size of the image would compromise the delivery speed.  So, what…


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,…


Paul Berry and RebelMouse Are Solving the Social Media Fragmented Identity Problem

A good, problem-solving approach to investment and company formation. That’s Paul Berry, former CTO of The Huffington Post, and current CEO of RebelMouse, a social curation tool / platform that makes your social media doings so much more cohesive and manageable.  Microsoft BizSpark, the free software and support program for startups, will be holding a…


What Is the New Ecosystem for Media and Content? John Borthwick of Betaworks Tells All

Great interview with John  Borthwick of Betaworks, who describes the “unusual” structure of Betaworks and where the idea came from.  It’s an evolutionary idea of capital and economies. Essentially, Betaworks is an all-in-one, in-house assembly line for new capital, new economies. Economies at scale can scale.


May 2 Live Chat with Yu-kai Chou, Entrepreneur and Gamification Expert

Yu-kai Chou is an experienced Entrepreneur as well as a Gamification Consultant & Speaker. He has been a regular speaker/lecturer on Gamification at organizations like Stanford University, Google Inc., The Internet Marketing Conference, Draper Richards Retreat, UCLA, UBC Sauders School of Business and many more. He will be talking with us live on May 2,…