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Silicon Alley: Tech Startup Community Message Board › New Meetup: Microsoft Start-Up Basics With Azure + Networking

New Meetup: Microsoft Start-Up Basics With Azure + Networking

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New York, NY
Announcing a new Meetup for IT, SW, web industry professionals!

What: Microsoft Start-Up Basics With Azure + Networking
When: (A date and time has not been chosen yet.)

Where: Microsoft Offices, 6th floor
1290 Avenue of the Americas between 51st and 52nd Streets
New York, NY 10019

Why: Entrepreneurs will learn about new free tools, what's new in the marketplace & do some networking. $3,000 will be awarded to one start-up with the best idea deployed using Azure.

Microsoft AzureCamp April 21-22, New York City HQ

Startups and ISVs currently planning, or already working to extend their solution, to the cloud and are leveraging technologies such as .NET, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, etc.

Free learning and networking event

Come learn from Guest Speakers about best practices in Building a Startup. Meet other entrepreneurs. See what tools Azure offers to fast track start-ups. Plus a $3,000 cash prize for the most innovative solution deployed to the Windows Azure Marketplace during the event.

Accelerate Your Business to the Cloud!

This 1.5 day event is targeted to Startups and ISVs in the New York City metro area. All stages of software solutions are welcome to join. The goal is to support the development/move of software solutions that target or extend to the cloud, to place them on the Windows Azure Market place, and to promote them through Microsoft channels.

The event will finish with a 5 minute pitch to a panel to compete for a cash price for one selected solution that was deployed to the Windows Azure Marketplace during the event. Some criteria for the selection of the winner are: Innovative use of technology, potential business growth, uniqueness of solution, progress during the event, deployment to the Marketplace, etc.

Event Benefits

¨ Win a Cash Prize

$3,000 cash prize for the most innovative solution deployed to the Windows Azure Marketplace during the event.

¨ PR Opportunities

Create Videos, Tweets, Facebook content, blog-posts, etc. that will be published on Microsoft online properties.

¨ Technical Support

Need technical support to finish development or deploy to Windows Azure? No worries, during the event we will have Microsoft and 3rd party specialists on site to help you solve technical challenges.

¨ Give Away and Raffle

Each attendee will receive a book on Windows Azure and other surprise goodies. We will also have a raffle to give away one XBOX 360 with Kinect!

¨ Zero Cost

The event, catering, and give away are sponsored by Microsoft, so no cost to attendees!

How to register

RSVP ASAP with the following information:

Þ Name and url of your Startup/Company

Þ Name and email addresses of the event attendees

Þ Current state of development (planning/developing/migrating/deploying­/…)

Agenda (subject to change)

April 22nd

9:00 am — 9:30 am Breakfast/Networking

9:30 am — 11:30 am PR Generation/Technical Support

11:30 pm — 12:30 pm Guest Speaker: Angelina Jao, SiliconAlleyCouncil

12:30 pm — 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm — 2:00 pm Pitching Sessions

2:00 pm — 2:30 pm Award Ceremony/Raffle

2:30 pm — 3:00 pm Wrap up

Event Location:


6th Floor

1290 Ave of the Americas

New York, NY 10104

Windows Azure

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