Microsoft Drops IN
This week Microsoft is hosting it’s world wide partners conference in Toronto. While they were in town Mark Relph and Erin Egan from Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington stopped by the INcubes space to talk to our startups.
Mark Relph is a 14 year veteran of Microsoft, Mark provides his senior leadership to Microsoft’s startup & venture capital evangelism work. He leads the Startup & VC Engagement Team which focuses on working with directly with young high-potential startups, building relationships with the venture capital community and providing an “ear to the ground” for Microsoft on key trends in the startup market.
Erin Egan is a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher Scool at Tufts University.
Mark and Erin are heavily involved in Microsoft’s startup and partnership culture and spoke to us about BizSpark, Microsoft’s program for startups. BizSpark is designed specifically for early stage companies to get frictionless access to Microsoft’s development tools.
Microsoft® BizSpark® is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility.
Mark spoke to our teams about what he and Erin do at Microsoft, the BizSpark program and how to get involved as a startup.
Thank you for coming by Mark and Erin!