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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The Way of the MindSumo Warrior: Guest Post from MindSumo CEO Keaton Swett

In a place like Silicon Valley, it can sometimes feel like companies are started simply because it’s the thing to do.  Just as beanie babies were all the rage during my middle school years, I’ve met founders more enamored with the idea of starting a company than the technology being developed or problem getting solved….

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StartX and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership

The future is made of collaborators working in innovation strongholds like StartX. This post was written by Claire Lee Last Thursday evening StartX Stanford, the university accelerator, hosted their Summer Class Demo Day. This was the largest class so far and – with my front row seat – I witnessed each of the 18 companies deliver…

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StartX Adds Microsoft as a Resource Partner

By Claire Lee On Thursday, April 5, the Microsoft Silicon Valley team hosted Stanford’s StartX accelerator class in session for tacos and conversation. We’re stoked to see StartX (based in Palo Alto at the AOL campus) become the newest member of the BizSpark Network Partner community on the West Coast. Last week, a crack team…