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Bellevue, WA, United States, 2010/06/03 - iLink Systems has become a partner in Microsoft's® BizSpark™ program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups by providing key resources such as software, support and visibility.
iLink Systems, an ISO certified global software solutions provider, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and winner of the 2009 Public Sector, Health partner of the year award, today announced that it has become a partner in Microsoft's® BizSpark™ program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups by providing key resources such as software, support and visibility.
BizSpark is a global program for startups that provides fast, easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools and production licenses with no upfront costs and minimal requirements. It also provides support, training and marketing visibility to startups in their earliest stage, when their need is greatest. BizSpark startups also receive guidance, mentorship and other assistance from Microsoft’s Network Partners. In the coming months, Microsoft BizSpark will offer more benefits such as a community for BizSpark startups and Microsoft’s network partners, assessments tools, and access to funding.
"It's a good combination because the BizSpark program complements our core competency in serving the needs of startups" said Piyush Prakash, Group Manager at iLink. "Startups rely on us for agile, cost-effective solutions, so both BizSpark and the Microsoft Platform are a natural fit."
"Our ability to rapidly deliver the latest and best technologies is already a major selling point for us with startups" said iLink CEO Sree Balaji, "and BizSpark makes that value proposition even stronger. We're very pleased to be a partner in the program."
Founded in 2002, iLink (iLink-Systems.com) integrates software systems and develops custom applications, components, and frameworks on the Microsoft platform for IT departments, application services provides and independent software vendors. iLink solutions are used in a broad range of industries and functions, including healthcare, telecom, government, education, and life sciences. iLink's expertise also includes mobile and embedded systems, business intelligence, portals and collaboration, and user experience design. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, iLink has offices in Fairfax, VA; Austin, TX; Atlanta, GA; Palo Alto, CA and Chennai, India.