Team from Club Cooee Launches DJparty.FM

The guys over at the company behind 3-D Avatar Chat world Club Cooee have launched a new service centered around 3-D avatar-based music discovery, and they’ve partnered with Grooveshark to enable 15 million songs to be sharable inside it. “It” is a new 3-D, chat-enabled community event called DJparty.fm. “We are very happy to be…

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ClickDimensions – Innovative Market Automation Company Raises A Funding Round

I am very excited to announce that one of my portfolio companies ClickDimensions has successfully raised a funding round with Canal Partners.  ClickDimensions have a very innovative Market Automation solution built natively using Microsoft Azure and Dynamics.  ClickDimensions were recognized for their innovative use of Microsoft’s technologies when admitted into the highly selective BizSpark One…

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GEW in Malaysia

Guest Blog – Peter Tam, Microsoft Malaysia   This is the 4th year GEW is in Malaysia and Microsoft BizSpark has been a sponsor supporter from the start.   There are countless events that week that you can see from the main GEW Malaysia website.     Among them Silicon Valley Comes to Malaysia (SVC2M)…

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Congrats to Relay TM on Strategic Partnership with Nature

Congratulations to Relay Technology Management, one of our BizSpark Startups of the Day, on their a Series A investment and strategic partnership with Nature Publishing Group. Relay is a Boston Dogpatch Labs startup, and a 2010 MassChallenge finalist that brings insight to drug development through access to unified information. Relay’s software platform is designed to…

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Energy rush: Startup Weekends in Denmark

Guest Blog by Anette Nørgaard Three weekends in a row – completely  crazy and totally fun. At this time of the year where the winter is getting closer and daylight disappears, Startup Weekends are like having an energy drink. So much enthusiasm and innovation gathered at one place – turns out, Denmark is not short…

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Mobile Acceleration Week Visits Israel

  Mobile Acceleration Week kicked off in Herzliya, Israel this week, the first stop on a seven-country stretch that includes London, Munich, Moscow, Helsinki, China, and India.  The opening event had nearly 200 people in attendance, including mobile developers and members of the press.  Microsoft and Nokia presented first, discussing the latest momentum of the…

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Happy Thanksgiving

A fitting day to give Thanks to the fantastic team at Microsoft and our partners in the US that attended 10 Startup Weekends during GEW – in Boston, NYC, Orange County, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Francisco, Princeton and New Haven, Denver and DC.   Here are a few snippets from the team:   Check out…

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StartupWeekend Toronto

Guest Blog: Christian Beauclair, Microsoft Canada   What a fantastic weekend at #swtoronto – one of the largest Startup Weekends worldwide with over 320 attendees and 22 teams. I had the pleasure of being there for most of it and helping out some teams, blogging as we go, and we even had some new members…

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StartupWeekend Haifa

Guest Blog: Gilad Steinberger, Microsoft Israel     I just finished Startup Weekend Haifa.   What a great event. It was amazing! Watch the video here.   54 hours of innovation and networking, 125 attendees, a mix of developers, UX designers, marketing specialists and startup enthusiasts. It started with 45 Ideas which generated 11 groups,…

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Why is Microsoft running the Kinect Accelerator?

People often ask me why I work for Microsoft. Well, the reason I do work for Microsoft is that every once in a while, you have an opportunity to do something at scale that changes the world.  My team has been able to do that with BizSpark and we are just getting started! We are…

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