Bing, Microsoft’s decision engine recently created the Bing Booster, a pilot feedback program in partnership with Microsoft BizSpark available in select US tech hubs – New York City, Boston, San Francisco/Bay Area – designed to help accelerate the success of startups by offering at no cost, tools and resources, technical guidance and market visibility, revealed bing.
The goal behind the Bing Booster is to identify what resources are most helpful to this new batch of innovators and provide them through the BizSpark program. Our goal is to experiment with the willing folks in each city to see what we can provide beyond what BizSpark and the incubators already offer to help startups go from idea to execution. For Bing, it’s a chance to help guide new entrepreneurs to build the services and content we’ll need to transform search, make sure they know about the Bing APIs and foster connections between our internal teams and startups where it makes sense, Microsoft notes.
We were inspired by incubators and accelerators like RocketSpace, which focuses on post incubator, seed-funded companies. Founder Duncan Logan built RocketSpace around the idea of providing startups with a higher level of support, not just a space to rent, but also education, resources and access to larger companies like Microsoft through Bing and BizSpark, Bing stated.
It’s no coincidence that the Bing Booster program was designed to tap an extensive network of resources to provide, so we’re happy to announce that Microsoft is one of the first companies to join The RocketSpace Corporate Ambassador Program through the BizSpark program and Bing Booster offering, Bing said.
Adding, As part of The RocketSpace Corporate Ambassador Program, Bing Booster hosted a kick-off event in September featuring good ol’ grilled cheese dinner fare, productivity-boosting beverages and a kit of office essentials. Since then, Bing launched PR Office Hours hosted by SHIFT Communications and conducted an SEO session by Bing’s Webmaster Tools guru – the first wave of many free resource offerings that Bing is providing the RocketSpace startups. In turn, we hope these resources will help propel the best innovations forward.
You can follow the learnings and escapades of the team in each city at http://www.bingbooster.com.