I’ve gotten a number of questions through the blog about BizSpark and various other Microsoft programs. I’ve updated my info but haven’t called out explicitly until now – I’m unable to help with Microsoft programs these days as I’m no longer with Microsoft. As a Startup Evangelist, my challenge was always to balance my enthusiasm with startup ideas with my loyalty to Microsoft. As often happens, I found an idea that couldn’t be denied. I moved from Microsoft in December of 2011 to manage the Labs group at Chaotic Moon (a startup here in Austin that has been rocking the mobile world for the last two years.) If you’ve seen what we’ve done in the last 90 days (Board of Awesomeness, Board of Imagination, and the Smarter Cart ) you’ll see why I had to make the move.
If you have any BizSpark questions, go ahead and shoot them my way – I’ll be glad to try to help you connect to the right people in Microsoft, but I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to respond as quickly as when I was an employee or get you to the specific person you need to talk to these days.