Microsoft Bizspark Camp : Exclusive coverage


Microsoft Bizspark, which supports startups and the entrepreneurial community, celebrated its first year in India at Hotel Royal Orchid, Bangalore. The event saw many start ups interact with representatives from Microsoft and some very interesting sessions. Of course YourStory was there not only because we are the channel partner for Microsoft Bizspark but this event also saw the official unveiling of “Top 20 Product Technology start up Ventures to Watch out for in 2010” program that we are conducting with the help of Microsoft Bizspark.

Followed by the registration and the welcome note the attendees were briefed about Azure from Microsoft by Sachin Vinod Rashi , Architect Advisor , Microsoft. He talked about how Azure was a unique “platform as a service” program. Some of the advantages of Azure include federated data centers all over the globe, it being on demand and scalable. He also spoke how Azure makes good business sense for startups by reducing costs on infrastructure. After this session there was a demo of the use of Azure by a startup by Nageshwar Rao of Real eT Matrix Pvt Ltd.

This session was followed by a very interesting talk on “Importance of design in software/websites” by Apala Lahiri Chavan of Human Factors International. She stressed on the importance design plays in making or breaking your product or website. After this Matthew Clark, Senior Director, Startup Engagement for the Strategic and Emerging Business Team (SEBT) spoke about Microsoft BizSpark One , a unique customized program for select companies to partner with Microsoft.

The session on “Architecture Tips and Tricks” by Microsoft Technology Center, Bangalore had all the technology enthusiasts craving for more. All of these sessions were made come alive by the active interaction from the audience.

As mentioned before YourStory officially launched “Top 20 Product Technology start up Ventures to Watch out for in 2010” to an overwhelming response. To find out more log on to:


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  1. Adding on more for the event :
    It was a high energy all day event & we had an interesting line up of speakers from within Microsoft ( covering Framework & tools, Azure, Client & sharing of best practices by MTC team) . Sachin Vinod Rathi’s session covered all the aspects of Azure including compelling business & technology case. It was well supported by Azure Partner Real eT Matrix showcased their Azure App & explained how they shifted to Azure and what’s in Azure for software entrepreneurs. Much ovation went to Apala Lahiri Chavan – VP Asia HFI for her session on design aspects start-ups need to consider before building software. MTC team’s session was highly engaging( despite being post lunch) & received Highest ratings of all for sharing their knowledge. Vijay Anand from IIT Chennai Incubation centre unveiled areas of opportunities for start-up to explore within India’s context.

  2. The Microsoft Bizspark initiative has completed 1 year and above post tells nice & exclusive summary of the celebration event. Bizspark program has a key focus to startups and entrepreuers and hence Indian market has great potential on this event. Free MS products are given for a period of 3 years to the enrolled startups and also support on various technologies. Do chek this link : http://www.microsoftstartupzone.com/BIZSPARK/Pages/At_a_Glance.aspx for a glance. In line with this, the latest addition to the Bizspark set of products given inclue Windows Azure Plaform membership.You get upto 750hrs per month of hosting time. The full specifics are here : http://www.microsoftstartupzone.com/BIZSPARK/Pages/What_Do_I_Get.aspx.

    In addition to the benifits and free products, Bizpark, helps startups to get the visibility in their areas!… This function also recognized the top 20 startups in India!

    Nice post of the event in Bangalore!

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