Microsoft Launches Kinect Accelerator, A Program To Support Kinect Based Startups

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Microsoft recently announced a new startup program for new ideas based on Microsoft Kinect. Microsoft is partnering with TechStars to operate the program. The program will offer an investment of $20,000, an Xbox development kit, the Windows Kinect SDK, office space, all the resources of BizSpark, technical training and support, and mentorship from entrepreneurs, investors and Microsoft executives intensely focused on making their business a success.

If you are a developer or existing team/startup focused on building a business that takes advantage of the Kinect and Natural User Interface technologies, then the Kinect Accelerator is where you need to be. Through this program, Microsoft is supporting entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators like you to bring to life a wide range of business ideas that leverage the limitless possibilities Kinect enables. Following a competitive screening process, ten finalists will be chosen for this unique three month incubation program running from March to May, 2012 in Seattle, WA. The Kinect Accelerator is “powered by TechStars” using the same mentor-driven methodology pioneered and proven in New York, Boulder, Seattle and Boston. Mentors for the Kinect Accelerator include a broad base of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the industry as well as executives from Microsoft Studios, XBOX, Microsoft Research and other Microsoft organizations.

After three months, you will be given an opportunity to present at an Investor Demo Day to angel investors, venture capitalists, etc,.

Great program indeed.

More details visit Kinect Accelerator.



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  • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

    Awesome stuff

  • http://twitter.com/pratikjajal Pratik Jajal

    really unbelievable talk of Kinect