Event Report : The Malaysian Premiere of Ctrl+Alt+Compete, a startup documentary, on January 18 2012

Blog by Daryll McDade:

So…we, Microsoft, made a movie and on January 18 2012, we shared it with Malaysian startups and it was a hit!

This was not just a shaky-cam movie with a handheld camera edited in Movie Maker…but a REAL movie…a feature-length, theater-ready documentary film with an award-winning production crew. The film is called Ctrl+Alt+Compete. It takes a revealing look at the startup and emerging business scene through the eyes of five founders and their teams telling a story of the passion, fortitude and insanity that is bringing a startup to life.

Together with the Cradle Investment Program as the key sponsor and with all the other movers and shakers in the Startup scene in Malaysia coming on board to support our event, we had about 200 people turn out for a great night of networking and viewing of the movie.

This was an opportunity to treat our startups to a great time, promote BizSpark, as well as our key products relevant to startups such as Azure, WP7, Win8 and SQL 2012.

Key Highlights

Selected Quotes/Feedback:

  • Well made. Real People with Real Stories. Great to see a realistic portrayal of the the life of a startup. Kudos to Microsoft keeping it real and not making this into a corporate promotion piece.’ – Founder, SocialShout!
  • It was awesome and inspiring at the same time. It is really great to know people are doing the same things as I am and it would be great if Malaysia has something similar– Ali Lishan, Omniphics Sdn Bhd
  • Great movie, inspiring and well organised. Easy to follow, just the right depth in terms of technical knowledge – Rachel Cheung, AIESEC UKM
  • Great movie! Should make a local movie about startups here – Chew Chee Ming, CTO, AdExcel

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