# Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Startups usually like to go with Open Source Software (OSS) for the obvious reasons, start ups are low on funds and OSS is free. Microsoft has a program for startups that will give the startup a copy of all of its software for use in production for free until the startup reaches a certain point of growth (usually $1m in revenues) or gets acquired by a larger entity. This program is called BizSpark and it has been around for a little while. Approximately 30,000 startups have taken advantage of BizSpark so far.

I am the co-founder and investor of a startup called Triton Works. (Picture Expedia.com for Ocean Freight.) Myself and three partners founded it in 2008 and Triton was one of the first companies to accept BizSpark “funding.” Today I am happy to announce that Triton was acquired by UBM. Triton has graduated from the BizSpark program!

Hopefully success stories like this will build awareness to the BizSpark program.

Friday, October 15, 2010 11:07:35 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Congratulations on your company's acquisition, Stephen, and thank you for teh kind words.

Cliff Reeves (on behalf of the whole BizSpark team at Microsoft)
Cliff Reeves
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