Entrepreneurship is representing the majority of our Egyptian Economy and it’s important for us all to know that it’s one of the main keys that we have for overcoming the Unemployment in Egypt during the last few years Microsoft was starting to offer support in this field to help small IT startups in overcoming the challenges that meets them during their beginnings.
This year Microsoft Egypt is expanding it’s startups support activities in a tremendous way, one of the key programs and project for Microsoft in this field is Microsoft BizSpark which is an IT related statrups support program that is dedicated for offering support and business visibility to it’s members during the 3 years membership period that any member get after applying for joining the program and got an acceptance
Membership application is quite easy because all conditions that you must meet are:
- Working in the field of Software Development ( That’s including Web-Development, Mobile Development, Windows 8 Development and all possible tracks of development)
- Privately Held
- Less than 3 years old
- Making less than US 1$ million in annual revenu
The First BizSpark Event was held on Sunday September 30th to announce for the current BizSpark members and potential IT startups who are eligible to join the program the great expansion that is being made by Microsoft in the whole MEA region.
Event started with Azza Eisa – Audience Marketing Manager at Microsoft Egypt who started to introduce the Microsoft Egypt startups support programs and especially BizSpark, trying to show the crowd how the program is very benefiting it’s members and expecting nothing in return.
Then Microsoft Egypt Technical Evangelists started set of sessions to introduce the latest technologies that can empower their business and give them more opportunities and advantages. new technologies has been introduced like (Windows Phone, Windows 8, Windows Azure and latest new tools in Visual Studio 2012 which has been launched in Egypt just a week ago before the event.)
Microsoft is now building a strong network of partners in the field of entrepreneurship and startups support, form a strong echo system that can be relied on by those startups, I hope all the IT startups to get benefit from this great chance.
Microsoft® BizSpark® Members gets great benefits as:
Microsoft BizSpark membership includes a wide range of products for development, testing and production, such as:
Also BizSpark Members receives access to Microsoft Windows Azure (Which is Microsoft Cloud Computing Platform)
2) Access Technical Resources, Product Training, Business Resources, and Talent for Your Startup.
3) Exclusive New Offers and Promotions from Microsoft BizSpark.
BizSpark helps startups succeed with access to software and development tools, connecting with industry players, investors and providing visibility.
4) Partnerships and Business Visibility
BizSpark is more than 2,400 Network Partners Strong!
To help early-stage technology startups with Microsoft software, BizSpark enables access to a community of partners around the world — all involved in supporting software fueled innovation and the next generation of software entrepreneurs.
To APPLY for the BizSpark Program “CLICK HERE“
During the coming period Microsoft Egypt will be organizing set of events to spread out the BizSpark members and maximize it’s impact on our ICT entrepreneurs society in Egypt which will support the whole ICT industry in Egypt as Microsoft believes that those startups has a lot of great potentials so it’s committed for support it
If you want to know more details available on http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/Default.aspx
Regarding any inquiries about joining the program you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
also you can tweet us at our handler (@MicrosoftEgypt)