Windows AzureConf – A Workshop for Start-ups in Toronto
When: Monday April 29, 2013 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: MaRS Centre – Room CR3 (101 College Street, Toronto)
How to Register: Register Here (It’s a free event and breakfast will be provided between 8:00am-9:00am)
Learn More: Get Your Cloud On With Windows Azure
Join experts from Microsoft Canada and the local community to learn more about Azure during a free, three hour presentation and workshop. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops to work along with the presenters.
In addition, the experts from Microsoft Canada will be available in the afternoon to provide 1:1 and 1:few sessions that go deeper on specific deployment questions or scenarios attendees may want to explore.
INtake 03: Week Two at [IN]cubes
Zev Zlotnick, a practicing commercial & corporate lawyer, met with the startups to get the ball rolling.
Julie Lisle, Business Development Manager at Microsoft, spent the morning at INcubes and even brought lunch! Thank you Julie!
Toronto Standard’s, Igor Bonifacic, droppedIN and on Thursday Simon Brightman, Michael Younder and Lars Hansen offered their expertise.
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!