Windows Startup Challenge

Windows Startup Challenge, is a joint initiative between Startup Weekend, Microsoft and DEMO to help developers, designers and entrepreneurs go from prototype to development to launch. If you have a Windows Store app idea, apply to compete by January 29th for a chance to get publicity, expert help and mentorship, connections to investors and a free trip to San Francisco to unveil your app at DEMO Mobile on April 17th, 2013 in front of top tier investors, VCs and press! See below for more details.

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Are you ready to launch your Windows Store app at DEMO Mobile 2013?

If you have a Windows Store app idea, just apply and compete for a chance to launch your app at DEMO Mobile on April 17th, 2013.

About the Challenge

This is a joint effort between Microsoft, Startup Weekend and DEMO to accelerate apps from prototype to development to launch.

It’s easy to enter the challenge

  • Submit app prototype! This can be a video, a slideshare presentation, screenshots, whatever as long as it hits on the judging criteria.
  • Get votes! Once your app prototype is approved, tweet the link using #windowschallenge and share it to collect votes (50% of your score will be based on public voting).

Prizes

  • First Prize: Top team will receive a free trip to San Francisco to launch at DEMO Mobile on April 17th, 2013.
  • Second Prize: Top five teams will receive a marketing package to promote and launch the app.
  • Third Prize: All semi-finalists will receive free design and technical support from experts.

Entre Period

The entry period ends on January 29, 2013. Please submit a prototype of your app here.

Links

Here are some links for your reference:

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