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Microsoft BizSpark - Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business. Microsoft BizSpark is a worldwide partner of the Founder Institute, providing software, support, facilities, and mentoring to many entrprenuers within the Fouder Insitute network. Learn more about our partnership here, and sign-up for BizSpark here.


Softlayer Technologies Inc.

Spanning 13 data centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. SoftLayer is the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider in the world with a diverse customer portfolio from Web startups to global enterprises.

Rightscale Inc. 

RightScale® Inc., cloud management enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business-critical applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds. RightScale provides efficient configuration, monitoring, automation, and governance of cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Since 2006, millions of servers have been launched with the RightScale solution by leading enterprises including the Associated Press, CBS Interactive, Intercontinental Hotels Group, PBS, and Zynga.

Mentor Idea Review

Singapore Summer 2012 Semester

Can you pitch your idea in three minutes and survive the scrutiny of seasoned CEO? How viable is the idea itself? Can the founder present the idea in a meaningful and articulate way? Has the founder done the research necessary to understand the market and prove that the idea is valid?

Review your idea with Mentors.
2012-06-13, 06:30 PM


Tanguy Lesselin
CEO, Cartouche

Tanguy is a serial entrepreneur. He founded a live shopping platform, for which he was nominated e-commerce manager of the year 2010 in France. He also co-founded a content management system company back in 2001 (sold in 2003), and the leading cv writing service in France...

Federico Folcia
CEO & Co-founder,

Federico Folcia is a co-founder and co-CEO of Roomorama, an online marketplace for short-term rentals. He left Bloomberg after four years as an analyst to start the website with co-founder Jia En Teo. Folcia is a graduate of Universita degli Studi di Pavia.

Benjamin Joffe
Founder & CEO, Plus Eight Star

As CEO of the Asia-based digital strategy consultancy +8* | Plus Eight Star ( , he works with clients such as Microsoft, Adidas, Nokia, China Mobile, Harvard Business School, the European Commission as well as media companies and startups worldwide to br...

Vinnie Lauria
Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

Vinnie Lauria is Founding Partner of Golden Gate Ventures in Singapore. Previously, he co-founded, a forum hosting service to over 100,000 communities and was acquired by CrowdGather (CRWG) in 2010. Vinnie also started the Silicon Valley NewTech meetup and gr...

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