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- Nov 3 2013 Microsoft Ventures Accelerator – London
  • takes 0% equity
  • Gaming
  • Mobile
  • Web
  • Start-ups
  • Technology Development
The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator London is looking for promising early-stage start-ups who are doing big things in the cloud, internet, mobile and gaming to join an immersive 12-week accelerator programme aimed at compressing time to launch. Our aim is 100% success for our start-ups. Why choose Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London?
We are fully vested in your success. Becoming part of our London Accelerator means:
-Access to our global partner ecosystem
-Zero equity
-We are well-funded and fully staffed
-You benefit from a strong, proven curriculum
-You'll receive 1:1 mentoring
-You become part of a Global Alumni Network
-For game developers, publishing access to XboxOne
-Continuation plans, once you finish our programme

What is our selection criteria?
We will evaluate companies based on the quality and potential of the team, the idea, whether they are coachable and whether they are fundable. Specifically, companies should:
-Be at seed stage
-Have a big vision
-Be full timers – have quit their day-job to do what they love
-Have a tech person part of the team
-Be a balanced team that can carry an idea from inception to launch
-Have coachable founders
We will evaluate the applications during the month of November 2013 and plan to announce the cohort in early December 2013.

What else do you need to know?
-Becoming a BizSpark member (www.bizspark.com) is a benefit of application to our accelerator.
-Our cloud is completely open source and friendly, so no matter what stack you’re building on, you can leverage Microsoft's cloud. Start-ups accepted into the programme will be invited to test our cloud services.
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