BizSpark Launch Academy will test your ability to prototype a Windows Store app, quickly iterate to design, and bring your app to life.
Three winners of BizSpark Launch Academy will receive a *scholarship to join Founder Institute Singapore in their April Summer 2013 cohort.
Quality apps will be designated as preinstallable by OEMs who have agreed to partner with us.
Participants who are building a Windows Store app will also stand a chance to launch their app at DEMO Mobile event on April 17, 2013 in front of top press, seed investors and VCs when they submit their apps to the Windows Startup Challenge.
For purposes of this Contest, each app prototype you create and submit will be called an “entry”. All eligible entries will be judged using the criteria below to determine the winners of the prizes described below.
*A placement test will still be conducted before being given a place in FI.
Sign-Up Period for BizSpark Launch Academy begins on 00:01 Greenwich Mean Time +8 (GMT+8) on January 21st, 2013 and ends on 23:59 GMT+8 March 1st, 2013.
The overall Challenge Period consists of two (2) separate rounds as described below. Each round has unique entry requirements. All required entry deliverables must be received within the designated round in order for your entry to be eligible for judging.
All competitors must successfully complete Round 1 before continuing to Round 2 in the Challenge.
|Round 1 - App prototyping & judging||21/01/2013||1/03/2013|
|Round 2 - App design & development
(min. 20 teams will qualify)
The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies.
Through a part-time four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs - while not being required to quit their day job.
The Founder Institute has helped launch over 650 companies across 37 cities and five continents - the world's largest startup accelerator.
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1. What can be expected out of the prototype for round 1?
The prototype is meant to give us a clearer picture of what your app will appear to be like. Pictures or videos will be acceptable.
2. Will the app need to be completed by round 1?
No, it is not required. However, we strongly recommend you to achieve a minimal viable product by round 1.
3. When will we be considered as official participants in the BizSpark Launch Academy?
As soon as you submit your prototype for round 1, you will be informed shortly if your app has been accepted. After which, you may choose to attend the Windows App Labs for training. Also, you may request for loan devices for testing and development.
Please drop us an email at email@example.com if you have any further queries.