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Display results by tag: BizSpark

  • Take app the challenge! European APPCUP is here!

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 25 Oct. 2013

    From increasing your productivity to finding that restaurant you love. The scope of apps is becoming broader every day. However, this is only one side of the coin, it should be noted that apps represent great opportunities for business. They create new grounds for entrepreneurs and ventures.

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  • GymRealm: SaaS designed especially for sport centers

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 11 Oct. 2013

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  • Kinems – making learning fun and effective for children with autism

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 14 Aug. 2013

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  • Announcing Microsoft Ventures for startups to build, innovate and grow

    Rahul Sood General Manager, Microsoft Startups - 26 June 2013

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  • 9th BizSpark European Summit spotlights the region’s entrepreneurship

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 24 June 2013

    2013 marks the 9th year of the BizSpark European Summit, for.  For those of you who do not know the event,  it is an annual  brings together some of most influential people in the entrepreneurial and investment community worldwide, plus of course, a selection of the very best start-ups across the continent.

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  • Young entrepreneurs given the chance to design an app for Finland’s leading airline

    Jacqueline Russell Microsoft Western Europe Academic Lead - 12 June 2013

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  • Life through a lens– how Swiss start-up Prodibi is setting a new standard in image-viewing

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 23 May 2013

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  • Exciting times at Innovate4Good seminar!

    Niina Gromov Treasurer and vice president on Helsinki board, BEST - Board of European Students of Technology - 17 May 2013

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  • The latest innovation hotspot: Finland is a sauna for start-ups

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 17 May 2013

    The spirit of entrepreneurship in Finland is strong. No longer do ambitious youngsters automatically think about getting a job. Creating a start-up straight out of college is now seen as a valid and exciting career choice.

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  • Sisters are doing STEM for themselves: Female BizSpark entrepreneurs speak out about women in tech

    Jacqueline Russell Microsoft Western Europe Academic Lead - 17 April 2013

    Why are there so few women technology entrepreneurs? There are numerous research projects and opinion polls that have looked into the issue, but we decided to go straight to the source and ask some of the leading female Start-ups working with Microsoft in Europe what they think.

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  • European APPCUP 2013: And the winners are…

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 08 March 2013

    Following a tough process the jury of the European AppCup 2013 has chosen the winners of our competition.

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  • Mobile innovation coming out of European APPCUP 2013

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 07 March 2013

    One of the greatest opportunities in ICT right now is developing apps. Mobile innovation is no longer tied to things like hardware design but to app development.

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  • Czech SME develops technology that helps save lives everyday

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 27 Feb. 2013

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  • An Investment in the Future: Empowering Bulgarian Youth

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 21 Feb. 2013

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  • Swedish SME makes mobile publishing across platforms effortless

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 21 Jan. 2013

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  • Italian company makes digital publishing fast and easy through the cloud

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 18 Dec. 2012

    Publishers are keen to take advantage of the mobile revolution and get their content available on smartphones and tablets, but this can be a laborious, time-consuming and expensive process. With Paperlit’s cloud-based service, publishers only upload content once to make it available to millions of tablet, smartphone and Facebook users.

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  • French company with an edge in innovative design develops business analytics app for Windows 8

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 19 Oct. 2012

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  • Autitouch solution on the cloud makes autism diagnosis faster and more accurate

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 07 Sept. 2012

    Worldwide, diagnosis of autism is traditionally a very manual process, one that is labour intensive, expensive, prone to error and without any room for observation. Dutch-based Autitouch has developed an innovative solution that uses Microsoft Surface technology to enable children to play ‘serious games’ that help the medical profession make more accurate diagnoses.

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  • Irish SME creates solution that allows anyone to build their own app

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 29 Aug. 2012

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  • Start-ups use cloud to create online communities of Olympics fans

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 08 Aug. 2012

    It is Olympics time again and how fast the world of technology has accelerated in four years since the last Games. In 2008, social media still felt relatively new, now it is a ubiquitous part of our daily lives, including how we talk and track sport.

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  • Italian company building online efficiencies with cloud computing

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 18 July 2012

    In this case study, you can read about Desmoweb and their cloud-based solution jotURL that helps manage web content such as html, text, video & audio.

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  • 2012 BizSpark Winner Provides eCommerce Solution on a Global Scale

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 29 June 2012

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  • Start-ups showcase impressive innovations

    Bindi Karia VC/Emerging Business lead, Microsoft UK - 13 June 2012

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  • 2012’s Olympic host is on a winning streak for start-ups

    Bindi Karia VC/Emerging Business lead, Microsoft UK - 05 June 2012

    Holding this year’s European BizSpark Summit in London gives me a good chance to put the spotlight on why the UK’s capital city has become one of the best places for start-ups (and business in general).

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  • The story continues for Italian BizSpark start-up winners

    Bindi Karia VC/Emerging Business lead, Microsoft UK - 30 May 2012

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  • BizSpark: realising the full potential of start-ups in Europe

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 16 May 2012

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  • Irish cloud-based solution helps make the internet a safer place

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 07 May 2012

    In this case study, you can read about Global Business Register (GBR) and their cloud-based solution that aims to make the internet a safer place.

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  • Doctors on a call

    Futures - 25 April 2012

    A start-up created by two British medics combines social networks and cloud computing to make hospital staffing more efficient.

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  • A new way of working boosts productivity in the City of Barcelona

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 21 Feb. 2012

    In this case study, you can read about how Barcelona, a city with a reputation of being a premiere location for business conferences, has developed a “new way of working” for its citizens and tourists through cloud computing.

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  • Cloud computing brings job-hunting into the 21st century

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 21 Feb. 2012

    In this case study, you can read about Zartis, a company bringing job-hunting into the 21st century with cloud computing.

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  • Getting the mice out of the operating theatres

    Futures - 03 Feb. 2012

    If doctors could use natural user interfaces, like gestures, surgery could be quicker and safer.

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  • The new world of 3D chat

    Futures - 10 Nov. 2011

    Online messaging hasn’t changed much since it was introduced more than a decade ago. But German start-up Cooee, based in Kaiserlautern, is seeking to liven up the chat experience with elements from computer gaming and social networking.

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  • Europe’s brightest start-ups pitch and impress on Wall Street Journal’s Europe tour

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 03 Nov. 2011

    Wall Street Journal Tech Europe has become established as one of THE go-to places to find about the challenges and trends facing Europe’s ICT start-up community.  It’s also a great showcase for some of the brightest and best examples in the region.

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  • Building a European cloud by and for SMEs

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 07 Oct. 2011

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  • Tech on Tour: Wall Street Journal to meet Europe’s start-up community

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 09 Sept. 2011

    10 capitals in just 20 days: this is the plan of Ben Rooney, editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Europe, with the aim “to take the temperature of the continent and talk to the hottest start-ups in the coolest places.”  Starting on September 10th in Tel Aviv, the tour ends of 30 Sept in Dublin, fitting in Istanbul, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Tallinn, Moscow, Berlin and Barcelona in between.

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  • Into the cloud, a new way of doing business

    Futures - 20 July 2011

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  • What a difference a year makes for the 2010 BizSpark Summit entrepreneurs

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 08 July 2011

    With this year’s edition of the European BizSpark Summit just behind us, we wanted to see what winning the competition meant for last years’ finalists.

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  • From fifteen to one, the champion of the European BizSpark Summit

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 01 July 2011

    To paraphrase Fidelity Growth Partners Europe’s Simon Clark, one of the judges at this year's BizSpark European Summit: it’s pretty tough pitching your business to a panel of seasoned investors in five minutes, with over two hundred people watching – media, VC’s, and movers and shakers from the tech industry.

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  • Current trends in European funding for smart and sustainable growth

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 14 June 2011

    I’m glad to see that alongside the topic of sustainable cloud computing, a central theme at this year’s BizSpark Summit will be on funding solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMEs). It needs to be discussed.

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  • Event: Microsoft European BizSpark Summit, 14 June - Brussels

    Microsoft - 25 May 2011

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  • The final 15: the start-ups chosen to present at this year’s BizSpark European Summit

    Stefan Lindeberg Director, Emerging Business - 20 May 2011

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  • Helping the next generation of start-ups in Portugal

    Henrique Carreiro Academic Evangelist, Microsoft Portugal - 06 April 2011

    Portugal has appeared in the news a lot in recent months due to its severe economic problems, but what is perhaps less well-known that Portugal has a high level of university education. In this recession we are seeing that many students are starting their own companies when they graduate, rather than trying fight for scarce employment vacancies.

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  • Leading Irish start-ups to success

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 11 March 2011

    As mentioned in an earlier post, Ireland is one of Europe’s key hubs for innovation where entrepreneurial initiatives, crucial to the growth of European economy, should be able to operate in a supportive environment.

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  • Simplifying sales intelligence in the UK with cloud computing

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 12 Jan. 2011

    In this case study, you can read about the new way a UK based company is engaging with its customers and building its software business due to the simplicity cloud computing is enabling the deployment of its services.

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  • The EBAN Winter University, opportunities for business angels and start-ups

    Brigitte Baumann President EBAN - 16 Dec. 2010

    See what Microsoft’s Blaise Vignon and Brigitte Baumann, President of EBAN, had to say on the event which provided opportunities for growth and highlighted the contribution of early-stage investors to the Europe 2020 strategy.

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  • Germany launches its HealthVault platform for all

    Jens Dommel Regional HealthVault Lead Germany - 19 Nov. 2010

    I am proud to announce the launch in Germany of Assignio, a health platform powered by Microsoft HealthVault. The platform, which will be operated and marketed by Siemens IT Solutions, marks a change in the way individuals can approach their health and wellness and will steer the German health sector in a new direction.

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  • Reporting from EVCA Innovation Exchange – Investing in start-ups in Europe

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 03 Nov. 2010

    Joe Wilson, new Western European lead, speaks from the heart about what Microsoft is trying to do for start-ups in Europe.  As a veteran entrepreneur himself, Joe brings a very personal perspective and talks about his first exposure to the European Venture Capital (VC) community.  Expect to see more blogs from Joe and his team in the months to come.

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  • Video interview: fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 15 Oct. 2010

    In our second video from this year's Microsoft BizSpark European Summit series, we hear from some of the region’s most promising start-ups.

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  • Views on cloud computing and the impact on business models

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 01 Oct. 2010

    Irish company InishTech Software specializes in helping Europe’s technology entrepreneurs adopt flexible licensing terms that help them be more competitive, while safeguarding their Intellectual Property (IP).

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  • Why cloud computing is good for European business

    Cliff Reeves GM Emerging Business Team Microsoft Corporation - 02 Sept. 2010

    The BizSpark European Summit in Paris proved to be a great platform to exchange ideas and best practices for start-ups in Europe. In fact, we came away with so much good information to share that we decided to save some of it for after the summer break.

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  • The Art of Innovation with Guy Kawasaki

    Videos - 24 June 2010

     Have a look again at the first session of the BizSpark Summit that took place on May 25th in Paris and was hosted by Guy Kawasaki.

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  • The winners of Microsoft’s 2010 pitch slam competition for European entrepreneurs

    Kim Nielsen Local Software Economy Lead - 09 June 2010

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  • Cloud Computing and the entrepreneurs

    Cliff Reeves GM Emerging Business Team Microsoft Corporation - 04 June 2010

    You may have caught one of my earlier post in this video series in which I discussed why Microsoft is so involved with start-ups and entrepreneurs and give a few insights into some of the programmes we run to support them.

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  • New programme launched in Ireland to help start-ups succeed

    Kim Nielsen Local Software Economy Lead - 29 March 2010

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  • Made in Finland: Cloud enables secure solutions to contract management

    Riitta Raesmaa Partner and co-founder of Sopima - 24 March 2010

    Our guest blogger today is Riitta Raesmaa, partner and co-founder of Sopima, a Finnish SME and part of the Microsoft BizSpark programme!

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  • Competing isn’t just about winning

    Kim Nielsen Local Software Economy Lead - 04 March 2010

    While competitions are great to win, they are also a great way for start-ups to network with investors and possible partners, hone their presentation skills and generate some visibility. That’s why we were pleased to sponsor the Eurecan European Venture Contest which drew to a close this month.

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  • Two European start-ups named "startup of the day" on Microsoft's website for entrepreneurs

    Kim Nielsen Local Software Economy Lead - 04 March 2010

    As we’ve been doing for a few months now, we once again bring you European companies that have been selected as start-up of the day on Microsoft’s StartupZone, the online space for companies in BizSpark.

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  • Video interviews with founders of European start-ups filmed at Le Web tech event in Paris

    Kim Nielsen Local Software Economy Lead - 04 March 2010

    Le Web is the biggest web event in Europe, and the organisers have increasingly looked to make start-ups the stars of the show, giving great companies the visibility they need to get them past that initial gestation period when so many don’t make it.

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  • Microsoft partner named as one of top 5 start-ups to look out for

    Cliff Reeves GM Emerging Business Team Microsoft Corporation - 01 March 2010

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  • HSBC & Microsoft partnering to help today’s European Startups

    Cliff Reeves GM Emerging Business Team Microsoft Corporation - 18 Feb. 2010

    What do HSBC and the BizSpark program have in common? They are both focused on supporting innovative SMEs across the world.

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  • The best of LeWeb

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 17 Dec. 2009

    As you’ll have gathered from my recent posts, LeWeb – the biggest web event in Europe - took place last week. I didn’t go myself but have heard from my colleagues who did, as well as the buzz online, that it was an awesome and inspirational event, as ever.

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  • New featured European start-ups on BizSpark, in Italy and Romania

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 07 Dec. 2009

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  • That special spark: A helping hand for innovative start-ups

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    Who would start a business development for start-ups in a slump? That’s precisely when it has to be done, says Microsoft.

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  • Microsoft helps exciting French startup to aim for global success

    Editor - 01 Sept. 2009

    To develop its world-leading 3D simulation technology, French startup SimplySim turned to Microsoft for advice and practical support. SimplySim gained access to technology, marketing networks and government funding for R&D.

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