Baru tahu dari salah satu milis yang saya ikut, Microsoft BizSpark. Katanya ini merupakan program bagi bisnis yang baru berjalan namun tidak punya uang untuk membeli perangkat (mungkin khusus ke software atau perangkat lunak) IT, tapi kayaknya untuk yang bergerak di bidang IT juga, entah males bacanya, pake bahasa inggris euuyy…
BizSpark is uniquely designed to accelerate your success by providing fast, affordable access to current, full-featured Microsoft tools and technologies, plus production licensing for hosted solutions. For support, BizSpark unites a global community of technology and entrepreneurial experts who can guide you through the hurdles of growing a new business.
To enroll, you must be sponsored by a BizSpark Network Partner. Find a BizSpark Network Partner.
To be eligible for BizSpark, all of the following must be true. Your Startup:
- Is in the business of software development1,
- Is privately held,
- Has been in business for less than 3 years2, and
- Has less than US $1 million in annual revenue3.
To be eligible to use the software for production and deployment of hosted solutions Startups must also be developing a new “software as a service” solution (on any platform) to be delivered over the Internet.
For more details about BizSpark, see:
- The Startup Program Guide, which describes the program benefits and more.
1This means the startup is developing a software-based product or service that will form a core piece of the startup’s own business. Startups cannot be in the business of providing services to others such as hosting, web agency, system integration or outsourced development.
2Startups who are actively engaged in software development but have not yet completed the formalities of establishing a business are also eligible for entry into BizSpark
3The Program may add local variances on the revenue limit requirement calibrated to local economic conditions in the startup’s place of business.
Peluang ini bisa dimanfaatkan bagi bisnis-bisnis baru yang butuh IT berbasis microsoft namun masih belum memiliki dana untuk membelinya. Lumayan dibandingkan harus membajak.