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Microsoft @BizSpark Offers FI Startups up to $60k in Azure Cloud Services

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-01-30

Just a few months ago, we announced a large partnership with Microsoft BizSpark to give our startups scholarships, software, support, and visibility to help them succeed. Well, today we are excited to annouce an even deeper relationship that will give our companies more support - including up to $60,000 in Windows Azure Cloud services over two years. 

It's called the BizSpark Plus Program, and the Founder Institute is one of a select few launching partners. The new program is an extension of BizSpark, designed to provide high potential startups with additional offers, products and services from Microsoft, available through select incubators and accelerators. 


"We've been a BizSpark and Azure company since inception, and I can't tell you how awesome it's been for us. It's a hidden gem, to be honest" - Al Bsharah, Co-Founder and CEO of Embarke, and Graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute. 

There will be several offers from Microsoft through this program, the first being Windows Azure for BizSpark Plus. Windows Azure is a simple, reliable, and powerful cloud-computing platform for hosting applications and the creation of web applications and services. Through this offer, startups will get up to $60,000 of value over two years:

  • All the Windows Azure a startup needs to run their business for the first year
  • 50% off Windows Azure retail for the second year

Additional offers wil be coming soon. 

For more information, visit

FI companies, see our special BizSpark sign-up link in the private section below. 

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