As a Microsoft BizSpark Partner, AtNetPlus provides entrepreneurs access to Microsoft development tools, and product licenses at no cost.

AtNetPlus, Inc. today announced it has become a Partner in the Microsoft BizSpark™ Program . BizSpark, recently introduced by Microsoft, is a global program designed to accelerate the success of high-potential startup companies. The program gives entrepreneurs quick access to full-featured development tools and product licenses from Microsoft at no cost to the startup.

The program includes assistance from Microsoft and Partners like AtNetPlus in three key areas: software, support, and visibility. As a Partner, AtNetPlus can provide hosting services for Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions developed by BizSpark startups.

Jim Laber, President of AtNetPlus noted, “We are very pleased to be a part of this exciting program. We believe that high technology companies are an important part of the future economic development of northeast Ohio. We are eager to help area entrepreneurs more quickly obtain access to the resources they need to make them successful.”

He continued, “Our goal is to not only expedite the BizSpark enrollment process for startups in the region but also to provide the ‘back end’ support they need to thrive. We can assist these companies with server space, and access to our secure, fully-redundant data center. Our in-house data center allows us the flexibility to customize solutions which cannot be implemented at impersonal, one-size-fits-all national providers. Removing these roadblocks for companies just starting out will immediately help them bring their products to market sooner and with much lower overhead.” Laber concluded, “We hope to join with local small business accelerators and economic development organizations to reach out to area entrepreneurs to advance high tech successes in the region.”