Nailab Becomes MSFT Bizspark partner

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By Mwirigi

The Nailab has become a Microsoft Bizspark Plus partner. This places them in a select group of incubators, angel investors and venture funds that have a verifiable reputation within their country that can extend BizSpark Plus offers to startups who are in their programs.

Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility. The program includes access to Windows Azure, a flexible, comprehensive, and powerful cloud platform for the creation of web applications and services.

In addition, BizSpark offers technical support, business training and a network of over 2,000 partners to connect members with incubators, investors, advisors, government agencies and hosters. Since it was established in 2008, more than 45,000 companies in over 100 countries have joined BizSpark.
Through this offer, startups will get up to $60,000 worth of Microsoft cloud services over two years. This offer will primarily help cover a startup’s cloud computing costs on the Azure platform as follows.

  • All the Windows Azure a startup needs to run their business for the first year
  • 50% off Windows Azure retail for the second year

Sam Gichuru, the Co-founder and CEO of the Nailab had this to say about the partnering with Microsoft Bizspark Plus
“Entrepreneurs require great tools to kick start the ventures and its great that Microsoft has joined us in supporting them. This initiative will go a long way to ensuring that the startups get off on the right foot, using genuine software and growing a culture of respect for copyrighted material, which they themselves will soon be putting out”

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