Joshua Drew (Microsoft - BizSpark)

Overit Media - 435 New Scotland Avenue Albany, 12208 Capital Region NY
Wed, Nov 12, 2014, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

Joshua Drew is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft responsible for promoting Windows ecosystem development throughout New England. As an evangelist, Joshua reaches out to the development, startup and student communities to talk, engage and help them better understand Microsoft and its services. During his 15+ years in the digital agency field, Joshua has leveraged his JavaScript, HTML5, C#/.NET, Java, PHP and iOS development toolkit to help brand-leaders like Lexus Automotive, Delta Airlines, Dunkin' Donuts and Kraft Foods launch digital products online. When he's not playing with technology gadgets or tinkering with code Joshua is coaching his girls in Soccer and Lacrosse, watching his son play Football or hitting the black diamond trails in Vermont.

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Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that provides free software, support and visibility to help startups succeed. The three-year program is free of charge and gives startups: Software: Current, full-featured software development tools, platform technologies and server products to build software applications. BizSpark startups also get Windows Azure benefits enabling startups to quickly build, deploy and manage web applications. Support: Startups become part of the BizSpark ecosystem and get access to investors, advisors and valuable offers to help run their business, find talent and obtain financing. Startups also get access to technical, product and business training & support. Visibility: BizSpark startups have the opportunity to achieve marketing visibility to help promote their businesses.

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Is This For Me? BizSpark might be a GREAT fit if your business is:
  • Less than 5 years old
  • Privately Held
  • Generates less than US $1M per year

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AGENDA 6:00 - Networking and Food 7:00 - Fireside Chat 8:00 - Networking

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What You’ll Learn:
  • How BizSpark can benefit your business - even if you're NOT a "tech" biz or developer
  • Why partnering with Microsoft may be the smartest move you ever make for your business
  • How to leverage BizSpark for operational needs, web development, mobile gaming + more
  • About other startup-friendly Microsoft programs like Microsoft Ventures and BizSpark Plus



Wednesday, Nov 12
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)


Overit Media
435 New Scotland Avenue
12208 Albany

Overit Media
435 New Scotland Avenue Albany12208

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