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Microsoft Bizspark

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Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps startups succeed by giving them free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services, software, and support. BizSpark startups receive five Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions, each with a $150 monthly Azure credit. This totals $750/month across all five developers to spend on Azure services. These benefits are available for one year.

BizSpark is committed to helping technology startups realize their goals on their own terms and in the shortest amount of time. Through BizSpark, Microsoft's goals are to:

Help young and innovative software companies gain valuable experience and expertise in Microsoft technologies, with no upfront costs.

Help startups establish connections with local and global startup ecosystems - VCs, angels, incubators, accelerators, entrepreneur associations, etc.

Stimulate vibrant local software ecosystems and promote innovation and inter-operability.

Prizes/Offer

A one year program, BizSpark puts all Microsoft development and test software at your fingertips, including Azure, Windows, Visual Studio, Office and SQL Server for free. Plus, enjoy access to hundreds of free training classes, technical content, and 4 break-fix phone support incidents to help you on your journey.

Eligibility

In order to qualify for BizSpark an eligible Startup must:

  • Be actively engaged in development of a software-based product or service that will form a core piece of its current or intended business - this software must be owned, not licensed, by the Startup.
  • Operate as a privately held company (the company must not be publicly traded).
  • Operate its own public website on their own domain.
  • Provide a contact email address on its own domain.
  • Be a for-profit entity. Non-profit entities should visit Microsoft Philanthropies to learn about additional technology access options.
  • Be in business for less than 5 years.

Have less than $1 million USD in annual revenue.

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