See the Future of the Web & Interaction at reMIX Dublin 11

    Register early for these free developer and UX seminars to avoid disappointment (running in Dublin on 9th June).   Unplug from your day job. Be inspired at reMIX. reMIX Dublin brings you the best of Microsoft’s premier web & devices conference (MIX) at no cost to you. All you need to do is…


Spark Programs: BizSpark versus WebsiteSpark

Thanks to everyone who came along to our BizSpark Camp event last week at the Radisson.  The feedback from the sessions and the PitchSlam event was fantastic, so we really appreciate everyone’s support! After the event, I received an absolute *flood* of BizSpark applications from new companies, which is great.  However after going through the…

BizSparkCamp Dublin – March 8th

Everything is locked and loaded for BizSparkCamp Dublin on March 8th at the Radisson Hotel on Golden Lane. As part of the local BizSpark programme, Microsoft Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and TechLudd are delighted to announce BizSparkCamp 2010 featuring Innovate! PitchSlam – an event designed to help accelerate Irish Startups’ businesses and provide the opportunity to…

NDRC calls for proposals under 3 newly launched programs

This looks v. interesting. Drill down into each of the links to get details of the funding available etc. (in some cases funding of up to 100% is available!) The NDRC is currently calling for project proposals under three newly launched programmes: Entrepreneurial Internships Programme  CTR Feasibility Programme  Collaborative Translational Research Programme 1. Entrepreneurial Internships:…


Bizspark logos for Network Partners and Startups

We now offer a BizSpark logo program for Network Partners and Startups (see NP home page screenshot below). You simply need to log in to your home page, accept the logo agreement and you can use the BizSpark logo in your Marketing Materials. Here are the examples of the Startup and Network Partner Logos Cross…


Dublin Business Innovation Centre / BizSpark Cluster briefing, April 29th 2009

DBIC/GEC are one of our recent Network Partners in Ireland and have arranged a Breakfast Briefing on April 29th. Full details are in the document attached to this post – come along to hear details of a plan to facilitate a cluster of BizSpark startups in the GEC.   Any questions, please feel free to contact me….


BizSpark Ireland – News and Upcoming Events for April / May 2009

Virtual Earth offer for BizSpark startups Microsoft Virtual Earth, the integrated GIS mapping, imaging, search, and data visualization web service platform,  has now been added to the Bizspark program. As a BizSpark member, you can now get a Microsoft Virtual Earth account for commercial production for just $2,000 per year (a 50% discount on the…


Microsoft European Investor Summit, Prague, 12/13 May 2009

Coinciding with the first European SME Week, Microsoft will bring together key players from the investment community, entrepreneurs and start-ups, innovation organizations, incubators, Partners and Microsoft executives involved in the next generation of technologies and programs to support early stage companies.   Start-ups who are seeking funding can pitch to 80+ investors from across Europe….


BizSpark startups get access to the Metro portal : free Support and Training

This is a very significant development in the BizSpark program! Metro is a program we’ve been running for a couple of yearss which provides access to training and a broad range of pre-release support for projects based on Microsoft’s newest technologies, and now all BizSpark startups have access to the resources available in the program,…


BizSpark latest in Ireland/Northern Ireland

Microsoft BizSpark has been receiving a lot of attention in the media over the last number of weeks, featuring on RTE’s Prime Time, The Wide Angle on NewsTalk 106, associated coverage in the Sunday Business Post, the Irish Times and the Irish Independent, and details of the Northern Ireland launch in the Belfast Telegraph. As…