Davis Roots, a local business incubator, has announced a partnership with Microsoft’s BizSpark program.
BizSpark provides tech startups a free suite of Microsoft software and cloud computing resources for up to three years. Access to the normally costly software and cloud computing resources are invaluable for early-stage startups trying to make the most of their limited resources, a Davis Roots news release said.
Cloud computing network resources are available as part of Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.
It provides both platform and infrastructure as a service and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Microsoft joins DLA Piper, Five Star Bank and Amazon Web Services as partners of Davis Roots.
“With the support of these partners, Davis Roots works to accelerate the launch and growth of companies participating in the incubator program,” the news release said.
In addition to these business service partners, local investment group Capital Corridor Ventures, owned by David Morris, has pledged a grant of $250,000 to help Davis Roots nurture local entrepreneurship, jobs growth and technical education programs in Davis.