Communitech, the Waterloo region’s tech association, is working with Microsoft to bring the software giant’s BizSpark Program to the hub’s corporate constituents and “help put tech startups on the fast track to success.” As a BizSpark network partner, Communitech will connect early-stage companies to the latest Microsoft development tools and platform technologies, and provide production licences to develop and market interoperable solutions. Startups will also get access to potential clients, investors and partners, among other benefits. There are currently more than 20 BizSpark network partners in Canada, including Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc., GrowthWorks Capital and Ottawa-based Wesley Clover International Corp.