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This section of NVCA’s website includes information and links to resources of interest to entrepreneurs and executives who work at emerging growth companies. To suggest additional resources to be included in this section, please contact Janice Mawson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 703-524-2549 ext. 118

TECHNOLOGY COMPANY PROGRAMS:

Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program
The industry-leading Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program accelerates innovation by providing clean technology pioneers with world-class software to design, visualize, and simulate a more sustainable world. The program supports early stage clean tech companies by providing digital prototyping software licenses valued* at up to $150,000 for just $50. With digital prototypes, clean tech innovators can explore and communicate ideas, test multiple concepts, and accelerate improvements, while supporting the reduction of potentially costly errors. Used by millions of engineers, architects, and design professionals worldwide, Autodesk® software helps empower Clean Tech Partners to create a better, more sustainable world.
For more information: www.autodesk.com/cleantech

HP StartUp Central
HP Startup Central makes HP technology, services and market opportunities available to entrepreneurs to help realize possibilities, aspirations and dreams.  The goal: to help entrepreneurs at any stage, whether you are developing or deploying the next life-saving biotech drug, MMO game, clean tech solution, printing technology, mobile application or cloud service. Check out the programs and resources to get you involved, ensure you have the power of HP on your side to accelerate your growth and get startup-only deals on HP products.
For more information: www.hp.com/go/startupcentral

IBM Global Entrepreneur Program
IBM Global Entrepreneur facilitates an entry into the smarter planet marketplace through support and resources in the areas you need most: product, people and promotion.
For more information: http://ibm.com/isv/startup

Microsoft Bizspark
Microsoft® BizSpark™ is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business.
For more information: http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/Default.aspx

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

eVenturing Entrepreneur's Resource Center
IdeaCrossing
StartUpHire
StartUp America
VC Blog Roll

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