Thank you for making Microsoft BizSpark Camp for Windows Azure in New York, NY during January 28–29, 2010, so successful.

 

 

We got an overwhelming response (invited 22 Startups to the event). Day1 started with kick-off by Sanjay Jain and Larry Gregory, immediately followed by 3-hour Azure Training, delivered by following on-site advisors:

Organization

Person

Wintellect

Andy Hopper

Microsoft

Brian Gorbett

Collabera

Chander Damodaran

Microsoft

Gunther Lenz

Microsoft

Jacob Mullins

Microsoft

Sanjay Jain

 

After lunch, startup teams started design and development of their solutions with the help of on-site advisors. By end of the Day1, 13 teams were ready to pitch to Panel of Judges on Day2, out of which we invited following 5 Teams to pitch (using criteria listed here):

  1. Chatfe
  2. CoNeXus Software
  3. EnTech Solutions
  4. No Excuse Accounting
  5. Summit Cloud

Day2 continued with Azure development. In morning we recorded video interviews (coming shortly). During breaks we got an opportunity to listen following speakers:

Organization

Speaker

AngelSoft

David S Rose

TheLegalist

Roman R. Fichman

AngelinaJao

Angelina Jao

 

We had a strong Judging Panel; see below:

Organization

Judge

Microsoft

Brooks Gibbins

AngelSoft

David S Rose

JumpStart Angel Network

Katherine O’Neill

Microsoft

Larry Gregory

New Jersey Technology Council

Leo Mennitt

Startup Weekend

Mark Nager

The Hatchery

Yao-Hui Huang

 

And the Winners are: Congratulations!!!

Startup Team

Award

Chatfe

Best Business Viability

CoNeXus Software

Top Technical Innovation

Summit Cloud

The Grand Prize ($5,000)

We couldn’t have done this without help from our BizSpark Network Partners:

1.    Adrian Manzano, BizSpark Meetup New York

2.    Andrew Ran Wong, NY Entrepreneurs Business Network (NYEBN)

3.    Angelina Jao, Silicon Alley Council

4.    Graham Lawlor, Ultra Light Startups, New York

5.    Clint Nelsen, Startup Weekend

 

We will be announcing the next event shortly, so stay tuned. Meanwhile enjoy the pics from the event..

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Sanjay Jain

ISV Architect Evangelist

Microsoft Corporation

Blog: http://Blogs.msdn.com/SanjayJain

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SanjayJain369