Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Microsoft Strengthens Kansas City Entrepreneurship and The Gigabit Challenge
WRITTEN BY ALLISON WAY, SENIOR COPYWRITER & CHIEF EDITOR
Every so often, a product comes along that completely changes the face of entrepreneurship. In our opinion, Microsoft BizpSpark is this product. Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players (including investors) and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs start a business. Without a doubt, it's products like these from companies like Microsoft that are improving the startup world and enabling entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams.
But Microsoft has gotten involved with entrepreneurship specifically in Kansas City as well. As a partner for The Gigabit Challenge, Microsoft has offered much more to the entrepreneurial environment in KC. In fact, Microsoft's own Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Design Startup Director and Advisor Chris Bernard has joined the judging panel and has helped to determine the top 19 Finalists to compete in the Finale event on January 18, 2012.
With the Microsoft partnership, The Gigabit Challenge is better and stronger than ever before. The global business plan competition is set on impacting the nation in a positive way and bringing more entrepreneurial ideas and aspirations to the Kansas City area. Microsoft is helping The Gigabit Challenge do just that.
A huge thanks to Microsoft for partnering for The Gigabit Challenge. To read a full list of our partners, please visit http://www.gigabitchallenge.com.
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