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 Azureis 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 Azurewill 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