Join BizSpark for a Studio Taping of The BizSpark Show with Special Guest Joni Cobb, PIPELINE CEO

Join a studio filled with Silicon Valley’s Microsoft BizSpark members via our Livestream on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 3pm Pacific. We will talk with Joni Cobb, CEO and President of PIPELINE, a community of entrepreneurs based in Kansas City.    We will interview Joni and some of our local BizSpark members and pay tribute…

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Special SlideShare Offer for BizSpark Members: "The Startup Of __________" on Twitter #mystartupstory

Every person, product, team and company started somewhere. What’s that story? What were your beginnings and how did you get to where you are now? What were the challenges, turning points, aha moments and lessons learned? Be creative — this could be the story of how a team came together, how a product evolved or how…

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Tracy Lee, CEO, Dishcrawl: Boost Growth Through Strategic Serendipity

We talked to Tracy Lee, CEO of Dishcrawl, a 125-city foodie networking series that works kind of like a pop-up food festival at restaurants around American and Canadian cities. We talked to her today to figure out how she started with no investment and got to a point where she quit her job in the…

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The BizSpark Show Is Helping Startups Scale

When we started The Microsoft BizSpark Show only two short months ago (or maybe it was three months ago) it was a totally unscaleable idea, we thought. The talk around the office was that it was nice to have a TriCaster, and it was great to have a couple of video cameras and a microphone,…

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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…


Bringing Volume to Serendipity: BizSpark Grows Under Microsoft Ventures, Germany Opens Microsoft Accelerator to Packed Event

A high-caliber panel of judges chose Spreaker, a digital music sharing service, as the most promising BizSpark startup from Europe, and the People’s Choice Award this year went to Booklikes, a social platform for the curation of books. But the bigger story of the entire day was that Microsoft’s presence in Germany – and their…


Time Is Running Out to Vote for the BizSpark People’s Choice Award 2013

On July 4, twelve of the top BizSpark startup founders in Europe will gather in Berlin to talk shop and demonstrate their startup business models in front of a cast of leading investors and innovators from around the EU. There will also be a moment set aside for the People’s Choice Award, an award that…

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Consumer Decisions Through Scarcity and the Perception of Value by Yu-kai Chou

Today we bring you a story about the flaw inherent to traditional economic theory, and an inherent human attitude about scarcity that gives the lie to this thinking. We asked Gamification expert and occasional Stanford University lecturer Yu-kai Chou to write a blog post about how scarcity can drive demand.  You may remember our conversation…

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