Microsoft Imagine Fund : The Student Startup Fund & School

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ImagineFund

I am absolutely thrilled by  Microsoft latest student program  Imagine Fund !  Designed to help US students entrepreneur develop their great ideas into successful startups.  Successful applicants will start a 10 week journey on startup training program.  During this time students  will learn how to build a business around their technology with the support of established entrepreneurs and technical mentors. Delivered as an immersive virtual student startup school, providing an interactive learning platform to guide them through product development, idea pitching, investors strategies and pitching. Sorry, I forgot to mention  there is $10000 in seeding funding ! For every successful startup application you and your team will receive $10,000 to get your business off the ground.

Next Step

The application  process

The Imagine Fund has two funding cycles each year, one in the winter (February 17, 2014 – April 25, 2014) and another in the summer (June 16, 2014 – August 22, 2014). The Imagine Fund is accepting applications for those funding cycles in the below application periods:

  • 2014 Winter Cycle: November 5 – February 1
  • 2014 Summer Cycle: March 1 – June 1

Application, Interview and Program Dates

Winter Funding Cycle

Application Period : November 5, 2013 – February 1, 2014

Interview Dates: February 10 – February 11, 2014

Imagine Fund Startup School – February 17 – April 25, 2014

Prototype Day – March 24, 2014

Pitch Day – April 25, 2014

Summer Funding Cycle

Application Period –  March 1, 2014 – June1, 2014

Interview Dates-  June 9 – 10 , 2014

Imagine Fund Startup School – June 16 – August 22

Prototype Day – July 21, 2014

Pitch Day – August 22, 2014

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