BizSpark Azure Startup Camp – Sydney 9-11th of September

image001Its been nearly 5 months since we last held a Startup Camp! I don’t know about you but I am really looking forward to being involved in yet another one of these fantastic events.


What is a Startup Camp?

A Startup Camp is an intense event – not for the faint hearted. It brings together a combination of technical and business advice to help early stage startups bring an idea to proof of concept stage over an intensive 3 day period. The teams receive 1 day of technical training by Microsoft and Industry experts and then we also sprinkle the weekend with sessions from business experts to help develop the idea and provide advice around taking the solution to market & pitching for funding. Advisors will provide business advice and pitching coaching.


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Day 1:  Attendees will receive an Intensive Deep Dive in Azure thanks to Steve Nagy Readify Senior Consultant and Azure MVP . He will provide attendees with a  business and technical overview of the Windows Azure Platform

Day 2 & 3 are all about building your application. There will be many experts on hand to help you get your application up & running. You will have support with the presentation and delivery of your pitch with several practice run throughs scheduled across the weekend.

At the end of Day 3 you will be pitching to a panel of Judges and investors to win some awesome prizes including  Xbox Kinect bundles and a PR piece for your business that will be featured in an exclusive interview in a technology publication!

Our Judging panel currently includes:

Gordon Bell (Principal Researcher at Microsoft , co-developer of the Bell-Mason Diagnostic and has also been involved with startup companies, investing time and/or money in over 100 companies),

Mark Pesce (writer, researcher, engineer, futurist and teacher – but most commonly known as Judge from The New Inventors) and

Sebestien Eckersley-Maslin (Founder of Venture Technology firm Blue Chilli investing in startups, Anthill 30under30 winner 2008 & 2010, top UNSW researcher, Kidpreneur mentor).

More details on the panel to be announced soon….

Throughout the weekend, the Microsoft Marketing team will be involved in helping you mould & define a marketing plan around your product and as you work towards your final pitch on Sunday evening. There will also be business tips & tricks sessions and technical experts on hand to help you really get your application humming along!

So, if you are interested in getting a days intensive training for Azure, then taking advantage of the technical, business and marketing experts on hand throughout the weekend to build a proof of concept and prove your business idea – This event is for you!


So…… I’m a Startup! How much does an awesome event like this cost to attend?

The event is free to attend.

Any costs incurred as part of attending the event are not covered.


Where & When is it Being held?

Friday 9th September 9am – 5pm

Saturday 10th September 9am – 7pm (ish) Its up to you when you stop work but we will have to vacate the premises!

Sunday 11th September 9am – 7pm (With drinks , nibblies & networking after the judging is announced)

The event will be held will be in Sydney – but at this stage we are still finalising the details of the location – stay tuned!


We Provide

  • The tools you will need on your machine to prepare yourself for Azure and Phone 7 Development
  • Hands on instruction and expert assistance
  • Power and network access
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Post event technical resources so you can take your skills to the next level
  • Business Connections that help you achieve future success for your Startup


You Provide

  • A great team of up to 3 members
  • Your own laptop
  • Your own credit card (for Azure activations this is required, even if you only setup for a trial period, but this event is free!)
  • Your energy, passion and great ideas!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Now >

If you would like to volunteer to be involved in the weekend event or present a business session – please email your details to Catherine Eibner

PS – please register soon as places are limited