Microsoft BizSpark Program
To promote Software Technopreneurs the National Computer Board is offering a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage Start-ups by providing:
Get immediate access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools such as .NET Framework, SQL Server 2008 R2, Windows Mobile for use in developing and bringing to market innovative and interoperable solutions.
Get connected to BizSpark Network Partners: hosters and investors around the world. Receive business development and technical training, access to MSDN Ultimate managed newsgroups, online library and so on.
Get marketing visibility in front of an audience of potential investors, customers, partners and tap into a rich, vibrant ecosystem of peers, partners and support resources around the globe.
To be eligible for Microsoft BizSpark Program, at time of joining a start-up must be:
•Actively engaged in development of a software based product or service that will form a core piece of its current or intended business.
•In business for less than three years
•Has less than US$1million in annual revenue
1. Enrolment is free, just pay a USD$100 program offering fee at program exit.
2.The software based product or service (even using open source code) must form a core piece of your business; you cannot be in the business of providing services to others such as hosting; web agency; system integration or outsourced development
How to join
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