Q: What is BizSpark?
A: 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.
Being part of BizSpark enables our new business to utilise many of the Microsoft products for free for the first year of our startup. This will help our business greatly by reducing costs of the software we will be using.
More information can be found at https://bizspark.microsoft.com