Last year we launched the first ever Blue Sky Award. It’s targeted at highlighting Canadian software innovation – great up-and-coming software companies doing great work. SiteMasher, our winner last year is a great example of one of those Canadian innovators. I love it because we get a chance to meet and celebrate what Canadians are doing. (It is also a great way to see how companies are using our technologies in new a creative ways!!)
Hopefully the attention generated by the Award helps those companies be seen on a broader scale and that the support we provides helps them to accelerate their business plans.
Interested? Or know someone you should be - www.microsoft.com/canada/bluesky
What is the Blue Sky Award?
The Blue Sky Award represents an exceptional opportunity for you to showcase your great idea. If you think your application is the next big thing, and have the business plan to prove it, this is your chance to demonstrate your solution to a panel of Microsoft and other industry experts.
If you're using Microsoft technology to build your application we encourage you to apply for the Blue Sky Award and take advantage of this unique opportunity to drive your innovation forward.
The judging panel will consist of a team of Microsoft experts including Robert Dutt, Editor of CRN Canada. Each submission will be judged based on the quality of responses around 3 key focus areas:
Software Development resources may include:
Good luck to everyone who applies – I can’t wait to see what innovations this year’s batch of entries brings!
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Last year Microsoft Canada launched the first ever Blue Sky Award. It’s targeted at highlighting