With several successful Incubation Weeks completed, including Mobile Incubation Weeks in Mountain View, London, and Singapore, as well as CRM Incubation Weeks in Reston and Boston, and Windows 7 Incubation Week in Irvine, CA we are pleased to announce Windows 7 Incubation Week in Reston, VA.  The event will take place the week of August 24.

The current economic downturn is putting many entrepreneurs under increased pressure, making it critical to find new resources and ways to reduce costs and inefficiencies.  Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows 7 is designed to offer the following assistance to entrepreneurs:

    • Learn and build next generation applications using new and unique Windows 7 capabilities with the help of on-site advisors and off-shore development teams
    • Access coaches, guest speakers, and a panel of industry experts
    • Generate marketing buzz for your brand
    • Create opportunities to be featured in upcoming Windows 7 launch activities

We are inviting nominations from BizSpark Startups interested in developing Windows 7 applications that target one or more of the following scenarios:

The Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows 7 will be held at the Microsoft Technology Center, Reston, VAfrom Mon 8/24/2009 to Fri 8/28/2009. The event consists of ½ day of training, 3 ½ days of active prototype/development time, and a final 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). Each team can bring up to 3 participants (1 business and 1-2 technical). To nominate your team, please submit the following details to Sanjay Jain or Ashish Jaiman (preferably via your BizSaprk Sponsor).  Nominations will be judged according to the strength of the founding team, originality and creativity of the idea, and ability to leverage new and unique Windows 7 features.

  • BizSpark Startup Organization Details: Name, Web Site URL, Mailing Address, Solution Overview, Target Industry, Company Size and Year Founded
  • BizSpark Sponsor Details: BizSpark Network Partner or Microsoft Champion Name, Web Site URL
  • Team Details: Participants’ Names, Brief bio, Email, Contact phone