Startup Accelerator for Windows Azure: Demo Day

Earlier this month, the 10 startups in our Fall 2012 Accelerator class got the chance to pitch to a room full of investors, mentors and technology enthusiasts. Over three hundred people joined us on the Redmond campus to see the final pitches in person.


Aseem Badshah, CEO of Socedo, using social to deliver sales leads.

For venture capitalists and angel investors, Demo Day was the chance to meet, and possibly fund, ten new startups that are looking to change the world.   For the companies that were a part of this inaugural Accelerator class, this was their official coming out party—an opportunity to capture the attention of investors, reach customers, celebrate how far they’ve come in three short months - and the great businesses they’ve built on Windows Azure.

You can experience Demo Day yourself by watching a video of the presentations.

Accepting Applications for the Spring 2013 Accelerator Class

We are now taking applications for the next class of startups to join the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, Powered by TechStars program. 

If you’re currently working at a startup and want access to an amazing group of mentors and technical support or have a great idea you’d like the time and resources to really focus on, I strongly encourage you to apply by Feb 3rd to be considered for the next class of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure.

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  • Scott, this is the best thing ever! Applied and hope to get into that fantastic program! So many great people to meet, exchange and build awesome apps for Windows Azure!

  • Thank you for everything Scott! We had a blast going through the intense, productive and fun 3-month program.

  • Man, i wish MS would do something like these cool events over here in Switzerland (or at least Europe). MS would earn many thanks in the community if we would be traded equally to all the US folks :-)

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