500 Strong(er) with Microsoft in 2013

Few things in life leave an impression quite like meeting Dave McClure…. The first time we met in person was at Le Web in December 2011. Here we are at Brian Solis’ birthday drinks at the Intercon in Paris, sandwiched between Oren from Mashery and our mutual good pal, 500 Startups mentor and champion coach…

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Mountain View Mania Continues

So, last night we had this perfect storm of pitch events, tech meetups, and a wild party in the Microsoft Technology Center. One of our partners, 500 Startups, held their Mexico Demo Day at our BizSpark Lab. It was full on startup day yesterday. Today, Mountain View Mania continues with a live feed of the…

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500 Startups Mexican Demo Day Just Happened -- Silicon Valley is a "Spiritual Hub" for Startups Says Cesar Salazar

Great opening launch by Cesar Salazar, who merged Mexican.vc with Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, as he kicked off 500 Startups Mexican Demo Day.   12 startup founders gave their demos at our BizSpark Lab today, and here are a few shots that depict the goings on.  I was sitting in the front row around people like McClure,…

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BizSpark Members Make Up 3% of Dave McLure's Fifth Class at 500 Startups

Dave McLure’s 500 startups announced their new class today, and since 9 of those 33 teams are members are BizSpark teams, we have reason to celebrate. Percentage-wise, Microsoft BizSpark members made up nearly 30% of those teams.  Here’s a rundown of those companies, and what they do. Congratulations to the teams.  Cinemacraft – Produces an interactive…

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BizSpark Members Make Up 30% of Dave McLure's Fifth Class at 500 Startups

Dave McLure’s 500 startups announced their new class today, and since 9 of those 33 teams are members are BizSpark teams, we have reason to celebrate. Percentage-wise, Microsoft BizSpark members made up nearly 30% of those teams.  Here’s a rundown of those companies, and what they do. Congratulations to the teams.  Cinemacraft – Produces an interactive…

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WhoAPI, A Croatian BizSpark Company Gets Investment from 500 Startups

BizSpark company WhoAPI in Croatia just got word they are going to be only the second company in Croatia invested in by 500 Startups, the investment firm and startup accelerator run by Dave McClure. We were alerted to this by Goran Duskic, a friend of ours, and one of the founders of one of the…

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