Joining Microsoft BizSpark
As of March 23rd, OPE AG has joined the global program from Microsoft® called BizSpark™. The program provides OPE AG continued access to the latest state-of-the-art development tools such as Visual Studio® Team System suite and Software as a Service (SaaS) resources. This is very significant in our customer projects and Service offering: It allows us to use tools and technologies that used to be certainly out-of-reach of start-ups, but for which the investments are often difficult to justify even in larger development houses.
On the product development side - the long term goal of OPE AG in mind - the program provides access to the upcoming technologies that are not publicly available as well as valuable partnering opportunities inside Microsoft as well as network partners focusing on supporting and financing start-ups.
In short, I am very excited about this new opportunity...
About Microsoft BizSpark™
Microsoft® BizSpark™ is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups by providing key resources when they need it the most:
- Software. Receive fast and easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools, platform technologies, and production licenses of server products for immediate use in developing and bringing to market innovative and interoperable solutions. There is no upfront cost to enroll.
- Support. Get connected to Network Partners around the world — incubators, investors, advisors, government agencies and hosters — that are equally involved and vested in software-fueled innovation and entrepreneurship who will provide a wide range of support resources.
- Visibility. Achieve global visibility to an audience of potential investors, clients and partners. As a Microsoft BizSpark member, you’ll be tapping into a rich, vibrant ecosystem of peers, partners and support resources around the globe, helping you grow and succeed. Microsoft BizSpark is the quickest way to get your Startup fired up.
Last updated by Olli Perttilä on 3.3.2009