Through Microsoft's BizSpark® program SoftLayer, — as an approved Microsoft Hosting partner — is able to provide cost savings on Microsoft development software to qualifying startups. The BizSpark program brings together startups with entrepreneurial and technological resources to support and accelerate the success of emerging, high-potential startups.
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 starting a business.
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 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.
Eligibility requirements for startups include:
- Active engagement in development of a software-based product or service that will form a core piece of its current or intended business
- Private ownership
- In business for less than 5 years
- Less than $1 million(US) in annual revenue
All rules and conditions are subject to change. Visit Microsoft.com/BizSpark for more information.
BizSpark provides a wide variety of software offerings, including:
- Hyper-V Server
- Windows Server
- SQL Server
Some of these software offerings may not be immediately available or may not be covered by SoftLayer's technical support services. To apply for BizSpark, visit the Microsoft website. If you are accepted, select SoftLayer as your hosting provider and provide us with your BizSpark code. Discounts will be applied automatically to eligible orders.