Microsoft BizSpark: Early-Stage Startup Gateway to the Microsoft Ecosystem

Microsoft BizSpark: Early-Stage Startup Gateway to the Microsoft Ecosystem

This IDC Vendor Profile is the third in a series of profiles highlighting vendor startup enablement programs and evaluates Microsoft BizSpark, the early-stage startup development program of software vendor Microsoft. We focus on Microsoft's initiatives, programs, and activities within the startup community, with an emphasis on its European activities.

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In This Vendor Profile
Situation Overview
Company Overview
What is BizSpark?
BizSpark Benefits Beyond Tech
BizSpark Plus Partners with Incubator and Accelerator Entities
Microsoft Accelerator for Scale-Ups
Microsoft Accelerator Alumni Program for Market-Ready Startups
Success Management for High-Potential Alumni
Microsoft Ventures Finds and Funds Future Technologies
Company Strategy
Open About Open Source
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Advice for Microsoft
Associate Relevant Programs with Steps in the Startup Journey
Encourage Microsoft Azure Certification
Provide More Transparency on VC and Incubator/Accelerator Partners
Keep All the Wheels in the Startup Engagement Process Oiled
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