Don’t recall who told me about Microsoft’s BizSpark program but OMFG! If like me you are having feverish fantastic dreams of starting your own software company – Microsoft is bending over backwards to give you no excuse to at least take a flying leap at it. Seriously – go check it out: www.microsoft.com/bizspark.
How friggin cool is this? (links to a PDF document describing program)
My one huge disappointment is that there are not network partners in the DFW area! Those granola munching Kinky Freedman voting types down in Austin has a couple of partners.
We need to get some partners here in Dallas. Location shouldn’t really matter, but it does. Having somebody coaching you who can get right in your face when you’re in the process of screwing up makes a huge different. MSN IM just doesn’t have the same impact.
I’m bugging Alexander Muse. I figure that if he is going to talk about “How the downturn might spur entrepreneurs into action” – why not take the ‘might’ out of it and come out here and do some direct spurring? Just saying; what’s the worst that could happen? At a minimum, we can’t have Austin leading us.