We're excited to announce our partnership with Microsoft BizSpark, a program that provides support to software entrepreneurs.
For a limited time, startups at Droplabs can sign up and receive the Ultimate MSDN subscription (worth up to $13,000 in software licenses) and $150 / month of Azure. Rumor has it that the BizSparks benefits may change in July, 2014, so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.
To qualify as a startup, you 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
- Privately held and in business for less than 5 years, and
- Bringing in less than US$1 million in annual revenue
This program is not for consultants or agencies. For any questions about eligibility, see Microsoft's Support & FAQs.
Inside the MSDN subscription is Azure, Visual Studio and more, all of which can be used by startups and entrepreneurs at Droplabs who are developing apps (either web or mobile). If you haven't considered Azure for your startup, see the Microsoft Azure page on Wikipedia for a quick overview.
To get started, log in to your Droplabs.net account (or create an account if you haven't already) and select "Microsoft BizSpark Program" on our Contact webform. Telling us about your startup is optional and be sure you have a Microsoft ID (outlook.com, hotmail.com, etc.). A Microsoft representative will follow up with you with a personalized link so that you can sign up without the usual waiting period.
This is the second time Microsoft has sponsored Droplabs. In November, 2011, Microsoft sponsored our Drupal Job Fair and introduced our developer community to their WebMatrix development tools.
Thanks, Microsoft! We're grateful for your support.