Azure BizSpark Camp @ New York: Chance to Win $5000


BizSpark Camp


 


With several successful Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Weeks (Azure Atlanta, Win7 Boston, Win7 Reston, CRM Reston, CRM Boston, Win 7 Irvine, Mobility Mountain View,), we are pleased to announce Microsoft BizSpark Camp for Windows Azure in New York, NY during 28–29 January 2010. Based upon your feedback we have made several changes including offering cash prize, compressed time commitment, and much more. We hope you're tapping into the growing BizSpark community.


 


The current economic downturn is putting many entrepreneurs under increasing pressure, making it critical to find new resources and ways to reduce costs and inefficiencies. Microsoft BizSparkCamp for Windows Azure is designed to offer following assistance to entrepreneurs.


·         Chance to win cash prize of $5000


·         Nomination for BizSpark One (an invitation only program) for high potential startups


·         Learn and build new applications in the cloud or use interoperable services that run on Microsoft infrastructure to extend and enhance your existing applications with help of on-site advisors


·         Get entrepreneurs coaching from a panel of industry experts


·         Generate marketing buzz for your brand


·         Create opportunity to be highlighted at upcoming launch


 


We are inviting nominations from BizSpark Startups interested in Windows Azure Platform that target one or more of the following:




The Microsoft BizSparkCamp for Windows Azure will be held at Microsoft Technology Center, New York, NY from Thu 1/28/2010 to Fri 1/29/2010. This event consists of ½ day of training, 1 day of active prototype/development time, and ½ day for packaging/finishing and reporting out to a panel of judges for various prizes.


 


This event is a no-fee event (plan your own travel expenses) and each team can bring 3 participants (1 business and 1 – 2 developer). It is required to have at least 1 developer as part of your team. To nominate your team, please submit the following details to Sanjay Jain (preferably via your BizSaprk Sponsor) no later than by Mon 18 January 2010. Nominations will be judged according to the strength of the founding team, originality and creativity of the idea, and ability to leverage Windows Azure Scenarios.































BizSpark Startup Organization Details


Name


 


Web Site URL


 


Mailing Address


 


Solution Overview


 


Key Windows Azure Scenarios


 


Target Industry


 


Company Size and Year Founded


 


How did you hear about this event?


 














BizSpark Sponsor Details


BizSpark Network Partner or Microsoft Champion Name


 


Web Site URL


 







































































Team Details


Participant 1:


 


Name


 


Brief BIO


 


Email


 


Phone


 


Twitter


 


Blog


 


Participant 2:


 


Name


 


Brief BIO


 


Email


 


Phone


 


Twitter


 


Blog


 


Participant 3:


 


Name


 


Brief BIO


 


Email


 


Phone


 


Twitter


 


Blog


 



If you are interested in attending the pitch and networking event only, go check out the meetup event here and register (required for building secuirty). The detailed agenda for 2-days is:


 































































































Date


Start


End


Topic


1/28/2010


8:00am


8:30am


Breakfast


 


8:30am


9am


Kick Off


 


9am


noon


Azure Training + Demos + Q&A


 


noon


1pm


Lunch


 


1pm


6pm


Solution Architecture/Design/Development


 


6pm


7pm


Dinner


 


7pm


9pm


Solution Architecture/Design/Development


1/29/2010


 


 


 


 


8:00am


8:30am


Breakfast


 


8:30am


noon


Solution Development/Packaging


 


noon


1pm


Guest Speakers + Lunch


 


12:30pm


1:00pm


Judging Panel Briefing/Q&A Session


 


1:00pm


3:00pm


Team Presentations to Judging Panel


 


3pm


3:30pm


Guest Speaker


 


3pm


3:30pm


Panel Deliberation


 


3:30pm


4pm


Awards Distribution; Closing


 


4pm


5pm


Social Networking + Beverages

 


You may want to enroll into Microsoft BizSpark, an exciting new offering that enables software startups to leverage Microsoft development and platform technologies to deliver next generation web and Software + Services applications. For details see here.


 



Sanjay Jain


ISV Architect Evangelist


Microsoft Corporation


Blog: http://Blogs.msdn.com/SanjayJain


Twitter: https://twitter.com/SanjayJain369

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