If you are starting up a business you are going to spend money on stuff. You are going to have expenditure. Software from Microsoft is normally a part of that expenditure.
Now with BizSpark, if you are a company that builds software, that expenditure has gone away – you can get Microsoft software for free. Here’s what you get:
- Software - via the program
- Support - via MSDN (two support incidents per startup) and the resources that the Network Partner has to offer for startups
- Visibility - via BizSparkDB. Startups can profile themselves on BizSparkDB.
My buddy Anand who’s here at Web 2.0 with me has got the official download: Announcing BizSpark for early stage startups
I hear they are looking for case studies too, so if you want some free marketing love from Microsoft, you might want to give him a call…