[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

TechStars and Microsoft are working together  in the new BizSpark Plus program for accelerators and incubators. The enhanced program allows TechStars accelerators in Boulder (Colorado) Boston, New York, Seattle, and Texas to offer their startups $60,000 worth of Windows Azure compute and storage over a 24-month period, at no cost.

Microsoft is also making this offer available to all founders whose accelerator is part of the Global Accelerator Network, a network of nearly 40 high-quality accelerators from around the world that follow a model similar to TechStars.

BizSpark Plus is an extension of the Microsoft BizSpark program, and works through incubators and accelerators to provide value-added products and services to high-potential startups.