Azure BizSpark Camp @ New York: And the Winners are …



 


 


Thank you for making Microsoft BizSpark Camp for Windows Azure in New York, NY during January 28–29, 2010, so successful.


 


 


We got an overwhelming response (invited 22 Startups to the event). Day1 started with kick-off by Sanjay Jain and Larry Gregory, immediately followed by 3-hour Azure Training, delivered by following on-site advisors:


























Organization


Person


Wintellect


Andy Hopper


Microsoft


Brian Gorbett


Collabera


Chander Damodaran


Microsoft


Gunther Lenz


Microsoft


Jacob Mullins


Microsoft


Sanjay Jain


 



After lunch, startup teams started design and development of their solutions with the help of on-site advisors. By end of the Day1, 13 teams were ready to pitch to Panel of Judges on Day2, out of which we invited following 5 Teams to pitch (using criteria listed here):



  1. Chatfe

  2. CoNeXus Software

  3. EnTech Solutions

  4. No Excuse Accounting

  5. Summit Cloud


Day2 continued with Azure development. In morning we recorded video interviews (coming shortly). During breaks we got an opportunity to listen following speakers:

















Organization


Speaker


AngelSoft


David S Rose


TheLegalist


Roman R. Fichman


AngelinaJao


Angelina Jao


 


We had a strong Judging Panel; see below:





























Organization


Judge


Microsoft


Brooks Gibbins


AngelSoft


David S Rose


JumpStart Angel Network


Katherine O’Neill


Microsoft


Larry Gregory


New Jersey Technology Council


Leo Mennitt


Startup Weekend


Mark Nager


The Hatchery


Yao-Hui Huang


 


And the Winners are: Congratulations!!!


















Startup Team


Award


Chatfe


Best Business Viability


CoNeXus Software


Top Technical Innovation


Summit Cloud


The Grand Prize ($5,000)



We couldn’t have done this without help from our BizSpark Network Partners:


1.    Adrian Manzano, BizSpark Meetup New York


2.    Andrew Ran Wong, NY Entrepreneurs Business Network (NYEBN)


3.    Angelina Jao, Silicon Alley Council


4.    Graham Lawlor, Ultra Light Startups, New York


5.    Clint Nelsen, Startup Weekend


 


We will be announcing the next event shortly, so stay tuned. Meanwhile enjoy the pics from the event..




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Sanjay Jain


ISV Architect Evangelist


Microsoft Corporation


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


Twitter: https://twitter.com/SanjayJain369

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