Microsoft picks best startups in BizSpark One

Alex Mermod · December 16, 2009 · Short URL:

BizSpark One is a new Microsoft program designed to accelerate the growth of high potential startups

BizSpark One is a new Microsoft program designed to accelerate the growth of high potential startups through a customized relationship with Microsoft and a global community of advisors, investors, and peers.

Launched in 2009, BizSpark One builds on the foundation of the Microsoft BizSpark™ program,  focuses on high-potential startups, but unlike BizSpark, this Program provides “depth” by pairing companies with a dedicated relationship manager at Microsoft. This relationship manager will work with startups to identify unique opportunities and help them build a tailored plan to promote their visibility, expand their network of investors and mentors, expose them to business opportunities, and help them to develop cutting edge applications.

Calinda Software was one of the 14 companies worldwide that were chosen for this program because of the usefulness of its innovative MindUP technology to track e-mail conversations in a team or project and share them in Microsoft SharePoint as mail spaces where people can collaborate and manage them and the attached files.


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Calinda Software provides social collaboration solutions for SharePoint, to make SharePoint simple as social and efficient as collaboration.

Calinda Software’s solutions enable customers to create and customize Social Intranets, Enterprise Social Networks and E-mail Enabled Collaboration sites with Microsoft SharePoint easily and cost-effectively. All conversations are consolidated in a consistent, efficient and flexible collaboration stream. It includes patent-pending e-mail gateway technologies to collaborate with external guests without opening the firewall and giving direct access to the SharePoint sites.