There Is No Signal In Your Signal Anymore: Why Startup Marketing Needs a Six Step Social Marketing Methodology

Many of the startups in our 50,000+ membership roll have asked our team for some advice on social media marketing. Many of the founders ask, “How can I get more visibility for my startup?”; “What are some tricks for rapid social media or viral marketing?” Douglas Crets is the Community Manager for Microsoft BizSpark. He…


Technology That Speaks for Itself: Nova, from Swedish Firm Veridict

Here’s a situation with which we can all identify.  You’re out of the office working from your smartphone, tablet or laptop and you are desperately trying to find out a crucial piece of information quickly.  Sure, you can navigate the web but wouldn’t be easier if you could just ask a question out loud, especially…

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BizSpark Members Pitch Their Startups in Less Than 140 Characters

Here are today’s #BZPitch pitches.  When you sign up to Microsoft BizSpark, you are introduced to literally hundreds of thousands of people working on over 50,000 startups.  To take advantage of this, sign up. When your application is approved, dive in on Facebook, Twitter, and in LinkedIn.  [<a href=”http://blogs.technet.com//storify.com/douglascrets/bizspark-pitches-in-140-characters” target=”_blank”>View the story “BizSpark Pitches in…


The Most Important Links for Startups from Microsoft BizSpark — January 29, 2013

Investors are pointing to a rising M&A trend for the enterprise and startups ecosystem. Windows Challenges are ending, and new contests are beginning. We are still taking applications for the second class of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure powered by Tech Stars.  and we have put together a list of all the links we…

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Artist or Founder? Are You Telling The Right Narrative To Earn an Audience? by Kahlil Ashanti

What do artists and start-up founders have in common? There is one rather indiscriminate fact that ties them together: the constant fight for audience attention. If you don’t have an audience, you don’t have sells, reputation, or legitimacy.  This blog post was written by startup founder Kahlil Ashanti of Vancouver.    Call them customers, clients,…

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Gaming Your Education

Most students graduate facing the challenge of getting a job, but Chai Botta, the CEO of GameIn this isn’t a problem.  He and his co-founders are already running their own successful start-up, with a fast-growing game in the Windows 8 store, even though some of them are still in full-time education, including Chai. The story…

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New Round of Applications Opens for Second Windows Azure Accelerator

If you are working on an app, or trying to build a company using the cloud, mobile, or any other device you have laying around the house, you may want to check out this new Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure. It’s the second in what is looking to be a series of Accelerators that help…

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Embedding at StartX: Microsoft Teams Jump Into the Fray at Startup Weekend

Very few things in the Silicon Valley tech scene are more refreshing than observing a group of gung ho, disruption-focused Stanford students waiting to share their idea to a group of 150 of the best and the brightest. But Microsoft was born this way, so, when we sponsored the last Startup Weekend at Stanford, we…

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