Microsoft backs over 1,000 French start-ups in six years

Friday 9 December 2011 | 11:09 CET | News
Microsoft has backed over 1,000 innovative start-ups in France in the six years since opening its BizSpark business incubators, Les Echos reports. The computer giant has two "business accelerators", Euratechnologies in Lille and DojoBoost in Paris. They have worked on a wide variety of projects. The BizSpark programme, piloted as "Idees" in France for two years, was expanded to a world scale in 2008. It provides three-year support packages for start-ups working on software and the internet. Microsoft invests several dozen millions of euros in BizSpark, which, in addition to assisting

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