Microsoft, Nokia, and Aalto University have collaborated to create the AppCampus program with the goal of creating a new generation of self-sustaining mobile startups by providing funding, coaching, and marketing support for your innovative mobile app ideas. The program fosters app development on Windows Phone and other Nokia platforms, encourages innovation, and creates new business opportunities in the mobile ecosystem.
In the year since the program has launched, it has gained significant momentum, having received 3,500 submissions, funded 180 app projects, and released over 40 high-quality apps.
Now, we are excited to offer a fast-track to AppCampus grants through the Mobile App Acceleration Camp (MAAC) in over 30 countries! MAAC, held in partnership with local accelerator and incubator partners, offers expert insights and assistance to local developers and helps them become eligible for AppCampus grants sooner.
I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the AppCampus resources to build the next great mobile app. Here are two ways you can get started:
- Visit http://www.appcampus.fi and submit your app directly on the Website.
- Apply to and attend one of our upcoming MAAC events near you. Check out this blog post for the complete list of countries and information on how to apply.
I’ll leave you with examples of the innovation Windows Phone developers have delivered through AppCampus: Monster Stack 3, SongArc, Foundbite, Rayzit, ArtGuru, TipRanks and The Machine. Recently, Microsoft featured these apps on the Windows Phone Developer Blog as success stories. You can refer to the blog posts here and here.
I look forward to hearing from you, and I hope to meet you at one of our MAAC events!