I met up with some of the Microsoft UK based “Emerging Business group” (EBT) this week. One of the topics of discussion was around how Microsoft could work closer with the UK web entrepreneur community? I mentioned that the recent drop by of Steve Ballmer and the Microsoft Digital Day had by-passed most of us currently starting brand-new web companies and had wondered who this day was really aimed at?
Having said that Microsoft are keen to approach out to the UK entrepreneur community and one good place to find information about their brand-new programs is on their Microsoft Startup Zone site.
So if you are looking for discounted app to develop applications using Microsoft technologies, then sign up for their Empower for ISVs software. Unfortunately to be clear, EBT are not able to answer to requests for:
- Equity investment in your company
to allow Microsoft to acquire/distribute your product or patent
- Joint development efforts