Highlights from Startup Weekend Blacksburg

Our champions in DC area, Ashish Jaiman and Ed Donahue, were mentors at StartupWeekend Blacksburg just last week (Sept 14th – 16th ) held at Rackspace in Blacksburg. The event was a huge success, and our guy Ashish says “Wow, what a great event. We learnt a lot to learn about the students and team’s…

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Highlights from Startup Weekend Cape Town

From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. Startup Weekend is a global initiative which started in the USA and over 500 events have been held in 90 countries to date. On August 31st Cape…

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Highlights from Startup Weekend Cambodia

Startup Weekend Cambodia took place on 22 – 24 of June, with 80 registered participants becoming 8 teams. Microsoft Student Partners co-organized the event and participantswere able to take advantage of Microsoft BizSpark. Congratulations to the three winning teams (and to Piseth and our local team for organizing a great event). Here are some pictures…

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Israeli Research and Dev Center, Home to First Microsoft Israel Accelerator, Partners with Georgia Tech and Technion

The Microsoft R&D Center in Israel, through the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, has launched a cooperative effort with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Technion. This cooperation is the first attempt in the world, out of Georgia Tech’s accelerator – Flashpoint – to boost success of startups in an accelerator program using scientific…

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#Microsoft Azure Accelerator is a Catalyst for Boosting Startups -- Inside a #Microsoft Incubator

People think that software engineers just sit around and solve problems. The truth is, no problem really becomes a problem unless there is some human interaction in the real world that highlights the friction between the human and that difficulty. Engineering and the software they create is not really problem solving, though. I like to…

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