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Display results by tag: entrepreneurship

  • Technology advancements and their impact on European business

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 08 Jan. 2014

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  • Technology can boost growth for European SMEs

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 28 Nov. 2013

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Steve Ballmer helps open ‘Microsoft Berlin’ to foster dialog, support startups

    PRESS RELEASE: Steve Ballmer helps open ‘Microsoft Berlin’ to foster dialog, support startups - 08 Nov. 2013

    Berlin, 7th November - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer joined Christian P. Illek, chairman of Microsoft Germany’s managing board, in opening a new facility in the heart of Germany.

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  • Microsoft invests in the future of South African SMEs

    Mteto Nyati Managing Director at Microsoft South Africa - 07 Nov. 2013

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  • Data, partnerships and innovation: building competitive cities in Central and Eastern Europe

    Joe Macri VP EMEA Public Sector, Microsoft - 18 Oct. 2013

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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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  • 10 Cool Ways Companies Use Skype!

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 06 Sept. 2013

    Happy birthday to us! Here at Skype we’re lucky to have spent the past decade doing what we love: helping people do things together, whenever they’re apart. We’re proud to say that more than 300 million people around the globe use Skype to stay in touch with those who are most important in their lives, from friends, to family, to business connections.

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  • Guest Blog: Why use Microsoft Dynamics CRM for your business?

    Guest Blog: Why use Microsoft Dynamics CRM for your business? - 09 Aug. 2013

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  • Italian SME develops a platform for creating live and pre-recorded radio shows

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 29 July 2013

    Spreaker is an Italian start-up that won the European BizSpark Summit which was held from July 4th to 6th and gathered the European entrepreneurial community, including, start-ups, investors (VCs and Business Angels), press and government representatives in Berlin.

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  • INTERVIEW with Marios Karagiannis, student entrepreneur & Windows Phone developer

    Jacqueline Russell Microsoft Western Europe Academic Lead - 28 May 2013

    What drives a successful start-up? A lot of things, but it definitely needs a founder (or founders) who are really passionate about what the business is doing. After all, when times are tough and sleep is scarce, having a strong belief in and love of what you are doing is going to help carry you through.

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  • From PhD project to successful business– Infotron founder Felienne Hermans tells her story

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 23 April 2013

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  • Spanish innovators are growing with Windows 8 apps

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 12 April 2013

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  • Europe’s growth and renewal depends on its youth taking risks for innovation and entrepreneurship

    Kumardev Chatterjee Founder and President of the European Young Innovators Forum - 28 March 2013

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  • It’s time for growing startups to think about talent management

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 16 Jan. 2013

    Only 50 percent of startups in the EU make it to five years, according to OECD. After the initial first years of getting established in a corner of the market, and generating and acquiring funds, startups face an additional type of challenge, one much less talked about - talent management.

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  • How will Windows 8 boost European businesses?

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 25 Oct. 2012

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  • Story of an entrepreneur: Sindhu Joseph on fast track from student to success

    Sindhu Joseph CEO and Founder, CogniCor - 10 Oct. 2012

    CEO and founder Sindhu Joseph took time out of her busy schedule running her very successful business to tell us her story, talk about working with Microsoft, winning Tech All Stars and what it’s like being an entrepreneur in a tough economy.

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  • Policy and Reality for SMEs in the Digital Single Market

    Events - 28 Sept. 2012

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  • Fighting cyber threats you can’t see coming

    Futures - 14 Sept. 2012

    Berlin’s Trifense, an EIT Entrepreneurship Award winner, takes a new approach to Internet security – and starts to gain traction in the market.

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  • Finding and measuring 21st-century skills

    Futures - 14 Sept. 2012

    Companies want employees who can think critically, work collaboratively and communicate through new technology. A revolutionary project is teaching students how to do them all.

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  • What economic downturn? European tech start-ups flourish in the storm

    Futures - 17 Aug. 2012

    Victor Henning, co-founder of Mendeley, an online service that helps academic researchers organise and share the mounds of documents they collect, hardly looked up from his computer screen when Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008. He was immersed in the day-to-day routines of his start-up, including getting more users and securing the next round of venture capital.

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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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  • Creating an entrepreneurial environment

    Dipak C. Jain Dean of INSEAD - 06 Aug. 2012

    Social stability, economic prosperity, and cultural richness all depend on educational excellence. Over the past thousand years, European universities have been at the forefront of shaping art, science and commerce.

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  • What drives an innovative, IT economy?

    Juliano Tubino Worldwide Director, Innovation and Emerging Business, Microsoft - 03 July 2012

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  • UNConvention gives Europe’s young entrepreneurs a voice

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 22 June 2012

    It may be a cliché, but our collective future really does depend on the brightest and best of youthful talent. Here in Europe, Microsoft has initiated a huge focus on nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs, across a wide variety of projects and programs. Our latest involvement is at the UN Convention Young Innovators event taking place in Brussels 26-27 June.

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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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  • Beaming Bright in Brussels - Innovate4Good sparked by European Youth

    Sylvie Laffarge Director EU Institutional Relations and Citizenship - 08 May 2012

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  • EVENT: Innovate4Good @Microsoft

    Events - 27 April 2012

    Innovate4Good@Microsoft in Brussels will bring together over 120 young Europeans in interactive workshops and activities to discuss how they can imagine and realise leadership in today’s technology driven economy.

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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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  • European Institute of Innovation & Technology, a decent job, but…

    Futures - 13 April 2012

    Looking back at his three-year term as chairman of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), Martin Schuurmans has mixed feelings.

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  • Atomblock - Digital Distribution in the Cloud

    Demos - 04 April 2012

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  • European businesses dream big in 2012!

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 19 March 2012

    Most successful entrepreneurs are naturally enthusiastic and optimistic people.  They have to be, because they have to believe in their potential to turn dreams into reality.  And this positive attitude is pervasive, even in these tough economic times.  Why?  Because an increasing number of start-ups and other small businesses know that turbulent times create opportunities.

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  • Encouraging disruptive innovation

    Juliano Tubino Worldwide Director, Innovation and Emerging Business, Microsoft - 13 Feb. 2012

    I had the pleasure to attend TEDx in Athens, Greece, and present a topic that is dear to my heart: disruptive innovation.

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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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  • Swiss innovation on a roll

    Futures - 17 Jan. 2012

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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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  • Video interview: innovation and funding in Europe

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 27 Sept. 2011

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  • Cloud computing strengthens Hungary’s life savers

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 15 Sept. 2011

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  • Cloud computing supports flexible working conditions for SMEs

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 15 Sept. 2011

    In this case study, you can read about Procore , a Dutch company setting precedence for other SMEs with its flexible, forward thinking business model and way of work with the smart use of cloud computing.

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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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  • Success story: At Kobojo virtual goods mean real money

    Futures - 22 Aug. 2011

    Founded three years ago, Kobojo develops games for social media such as Facebook. Now it is developing a business model that transforms virtual currencies into hard euros.

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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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  • UK Prime Minister David Cameron launches ‘StartUp Britain’

    Matt Lambert Director of Corporate Affairs and Citizenship - 19 April 2011

    I firmly believe that entrepreneurial initiatives are crucial to the growth of European economy. Startups should be able to operate in a supportive environment while pushing their innovative ideas.

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  • Recipe for success for French gaming company

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 18 March 2011

    In this case study, you can read about how a French software development company is managing to stay competitive in the gaming industry by having an easily scalable IT cloud infrastructure that can meet demands of the unpredictable social, casual gaming market.

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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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  • Growing European SMEs

    Futures - 06 Jan. 2011

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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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  • President of the SME Union on what makes an innovative and entrepreneurial Europe

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 07 Dec. 2010

    We had the chance to chat to Peter Jungen, the President of the SME Union and Chairman of Economic Policy council of EPP at the European Parliament. He shared with us his view on European innovation and entrepreneurship.

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  • The cluster recipe: how to emulate Europe's most famous innovation hotspot

    Futures - 18 Nov. 2010

    Billy Boyle is the kind of entrepreneur European policy makers would love to clone. Working out of a basement lab at Cambridge University, Boyle and two fellow chemical engineers pioneered a sensor system on a microchip to detect toxic gases and compounds used in explosives.

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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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  • Cloud computing: The fast way to bring software to new markets

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 18 Oct. 2010

    In this case study, you can read about an Italian company that was able to quickly develop and deploy its software to new markets just by using a cloud computing platform.

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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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  • Re-skilling the Portuguese workforce for job mobility

    Rodolfo De Oliveira Enterprise Segment Market Manager, Microsoft - 04 Oct. 2010

    At the end of 2009, you may have seen news of a pilot project on Microsoft.eu that aimed to help remove barriers to job mobility. CITEVE for unemployed people video was posted describing how Microsoft and CITEVE joined forces in Portugal to bring technology skills to unemployed textile workers in the country.  

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  • Managing the Belgian EU Presidency on a dynamic cloud platform

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 16 Sept. 2010

    Few stories sum up the opportunity of cloud computing any better than the one shared in this video.

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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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  • 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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  • French SMEs step around infrastructure barriers with cloud computing

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 31 May 2010

    In this case study, you can read about the cloud solution developed by a French SME currently deployed to more than 3500 users in 300 offices around France.

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  • Robotics gets personal

    Futures - 03 May 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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  • SMEs in IT and cloud: The engine of Europe’s growth

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 04 March 2010

    John Vassallo (Microsoft VP EU Affairs) outlines the crucial role small and medium enterprises active in the ICT industry play in strengthening the European Economy.

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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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  • 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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  • Video interview with Chairman of Microsoft Europe: Unlocking human potential

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 25 Jan. 2010

    Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman of Microsoft Europe, on unlocking human potential through inspiring creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; and improving European competitiveness by re-aligning education programmess and providing support for start-up companies.

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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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  • Constructive disruption

    Futures - 01 Dec. 2009

    Microsoft’s Akhtar Badshah wants to be a disruptive influence

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  • Jean-Philippe Courtois on "The good entrepreneur"

    Jesse Verstraete Senior EU Communications Manager - 30 Nov. 2009

    Heard of The Good Entrepreneur? It’s a TV show where entrepreneurs from across Europe compete for a hefty prize package of €250,000 by attempting to produce the most amazing, environmentally responsible business concepts imaginable. 

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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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  • Young French company leads the way in financial software innovation

    Editor - 01 Sept. 2009

    When Paris-based Pricing Partners SAS set itself the goal of becoming a global player in financial valuation software solutions, it enlisted support from Microsoft to expand its marketing and R&D capabilities.

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