At Microsoft we are supporting this year's European Venture Contest - with semi finals in Eindhoven, Prague, Copenhagen and Pamplona, along with a summit in Dusseldorf and finals in Barcelona in December.

If you are a start-up seeking funding, you should consider applying. For info on events take a look here. It is a great platform to connect young, early stage innovative companies with potential investors from across Europe. The contest's winner will get €90,000. Worth a look.