STAFF REPORT IBD: Microsoft Pakistan has launched the 3rd BizSpark Camp Programme that targets early stage software startups, with resources including access to Microsoft software and development tools at no cost.
The programme will also provide access to technical, business trainings, support and market visibility from Microsoft, through a select group of network partners – industry associations, agencies, incubators and investors – chartered with advancing entrepreneurial ism.
The event was supported by partners including Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) – Karachi Chapter, IEEE Karachi Section and wi-tribe Pakistan.
“This initiative offers unique opportunities for developer community to build innovative solutions for solving business problems enterprises are facing in the current economically challenged environment”, said Zafar Ul Islam, Enterprise Technology Specialist, Microsoft Pakistan.
“Startups need a solid technology platform, technical assistance and market exposure to develop and grow their business. We at P@SHA are keen to work with Microsoft to facilitate the young talent of Pakistan and to help them create an impact in the global ICT arena,” said Jehan Ara, President, Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA).
The camp will comprise of hands on technical trainings on Windows Phone application development along with business trainings on the concept of innovation, entrepreneurship, software sales and marketing.
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