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Show #4: Microsoft’s BizSpark, Balsamiq Studio.

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This week we dig into BizSpark, Microsoft’s new program for startups. Microsoft hopes they will change the web app game with BizSpark and create a new generation of Microsoft-centric startups. BizSpark is not just free tools for developers, it explicitly includes production licenses and a twist: it’s free, but you’ve got to get the nod from a BizSpark Network Partner. We interview Microsoft’s Senior Director of US Partner Evangelism Larry Gregory and get the lowdown.

Also, I interview Peldi Guilizzoni the founder of Balsamiq Studios and creator of Balsamiq Mockups, a great Adobe AIR app that I and other startups have learned to love for mocking up screens. We talk about what’s it like being AIR-centric microISV and a really cool way he’s using Twitter to market his product.

And I have your weekly microISV tip – what you should do if your product get trashed in the blogosphere, and a book recommendation for that idle free time you been having! 🙂

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Written by Bob Walsh, Self-Funded Startup Consultant

November 5, 2008 at 8:15 pm