Windows phone application developers stand a chance of winning 20,000 – 70,000 Euros in grant funding for their apps in AppCampus program. The grant will depend on the complexity of the application.
AppCampus is an accelerator program for mobile application developers managed by Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. It is an 18 million euro joint investment between Nokia and Microsoft to foster mobile application development on Windows Phone and other Nokia platforms.
The program is aimed at catalyzing windows phones ecosystem and support innovative entrepreneurs. AppCampus program has been set up to foster the creation of innovative mobile applications for the Windows Phone ecosystem, and in addition, Nokia platforms, including Symbian and Series 40, to create a new generation of self-sustaining mobile startups.
Developers don’t need to have an app developed to apply for the program, you can submit an idea and develop it during the course of the program.The app has to follow the windows phone modern UI style and make use of at least one or more windows phone key features.
Nokia, Microsoft and m:lab will coach and channel innovative entrepreneurs from the tech community to the AppCampus program. Developers who sign up for AppCampus through m:lab, Nokia or Microsoft will have a fast track opportunity to AppCampus program.
The most promising and talented teams from the AppCampus program will be invited to AppCademy,a 4 week intensive accelerator camp held at Espoo, Finland. The camp offers extensive coaching and training in branding and positioning, design and UX excellence, development, monetization, marketing, communications and much more. The teams will also be coached to pitch their ideas to future partners and investors. They will be given lot of networking possibilities where they can build their contacts and demo their ideas to actual audience.
Interested participants may make use any of the the following channels;
In preparations for the AppCampus program, we will have preliminary sessions on windows phone 8 platform from 8th – 31st October at the m:lab training facility. Participant who go through the training stand a chance to be selected for AppCampus fast track program. To apply for the Windows Phone 8 training, fill in the form here The deadline for submission of applications is on 9th September 2013.
Interested individuals with a background in windows phone who don’t wish to go through the training may still apply for AppCampus through m:lab and stand to benefit from the fast track opportunity. For more information on this, kindly get in touch with Paul by email at Paul(at)mlab.co.ke.
Individuals who wish to apply to AppCampus without support from m:lab can also apply directly here.
For more information on AppCampus Program visit their website here.