Posts Tagged ‘BizSpark’
This week Bob and Pat talk with Julien Codorniou who heads up Microsoft BizSpark about this program for startups. If your startup is less than 3 years old and makes less than $1 million a year, BizSpark gives you free development and production licensing and access for 3 years to all of Microsoft’s technology.
Bob talks about Aardvark.com – a very handy Social Media tool and Pat goes over the recently announced pricing for the Windows Azure Platform.
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URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast:
- The Web Startup Success Guide.
- Free sample chapter, “Social Media and your Startup“, from The Web Startup Success Guide.
- StartupToDo.com – a training/productivity community for startups and microISVs (launching this month).
- Microsoft BizSpark.
- If you want to apply for BizSpark, email Bob Walsh: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell me about your startup or startup idea: nothing proprietary, just enough detail to differentiate it from custom freelance programming.
- Windows Azure Platform Pricing and Licensing Options.
- Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009.
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! 🙂
What can we do to help you? Who should we go interview? What knowledge should we go find an expert in and pick their brains? Let us know!
Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at email@example.com
Patrick Foley is on twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
URLs mentioned in this episode of the Startup Success Podcast.