Microsoft Ventures is hosting a pitch event at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, on July 17th at 6pm. It’s my understanding that this accelerator is focused on connected devices startups and home automation. Microsoft has recently made a big push in the IoT space (Internet of Things), and this is a step further in that direction.
The new Microsoft Ventures Accelerator was announced at the tech company’s Global Startup Day in San Francisco on June 17th, celebrating startups from several of its programs around the world that are seeing market traction. Microsoft currently runs startup accelerators in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, London, Paris and Tel Aviv. The accelerators have had lots of success helping great entrepreneurs build awesome companies.
The new accelerator will be hosted on its campus in Redmond and conducted September through December and is taking applications till July 25th. By working with American Family Insurance, a leading multiline insurance company, the program will connect startups with experts in the industry.
- Venue: Invisible Dog
- Address: 51 Bergen St , Brooklyn, NY
- Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
- RSVP: https://mvcitymeetupnyc.eventbrite.com/
- Registration Ends: July 17, 2014 3:00 PM
You can find more information at the Eventbrite page. Here’s more info about MS Ventures, and what the program entails as well.
Interested startup applicants innovating in the Home Automation and Connected Devices space wanting to pitch for an opportunity to be a part of the accelerator should fill out this form:
|4:00pm – 4:30pm||Welcome & introductions||Microsoft Ventures Team|
|4:30pm – 4:45pm||What we have learned – lessons from 252 startups in 6 cities||Microsoft Ventures Team|
|4:45pm – 5:00pm||What’s new in Home Automation||American Family Insurance|
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||Startup Pitches||Startups|
|6:00pm – 8:00pm||Networking & Food||All|
We look forward to seeing you at the Invisible Dog on July 17th!-----------------------