BizSpark is Microsoft’s dedicated program for startups that provides three years of free software, support and visibility. Along with access to over 900 software development tools, platform technologies and server products for startups to build software, the program also provides members with $200 NZD per month in Microsoft Azure credits so you can take your startup to the cloud.
The BizSpark program is great for startups who successfully form after Auckland Startup Weekend, as there is no equity expected from the startup while providing several benefits. All attendees who have formed a startup during the weekend will have an opportunity to be fast-tracked into the program.
Along with software and cloud benefits, startups will receive technical support, a local contact (my team) and marketing visibility from Microsoft. So far, close to 700 New Zealand startups have joined BizSpark, including TranscribeMe, Wipster, Timely, and others. The BizSpark team are proud to sponsor Auckland Startup Weekend. We believe that supporting startups is critical to creating a stronger tech-ecosystem and raising New Zealand’s technological profile.
– Written for Auckland Startup Weekend by Microsoft