MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Feb. 1, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. and BT will host a press reception to kick off the Imagine Cup Innovation Accelerator 2008, a prize and unique opportunity awarded to the six finalist teams from the Imagine Cup software design competition. The program is designed to inspire new generations of students to apply their skills and creativity to make a difference, both globally and locally, through technology.
The six teams were selected for the Innovation Accelerator program to create the must-have technology and communications applications of the future. Students will receive in-depth guidance from Silicon Valley experts such as Guy Kawasaki, John Danner and Chris Gill, as well as Microsoft and BT executives on how to develop a business plan, secure venture capital and in what it takes to bring their ideas to market. More information can be found at http://www.imaginecup.com.
Imagine Cup Innovation Accelerator Press Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5–7 p.m. PST
View and discuss the top six Imagine Cup finalists projects with the international student teams. Executives from Microsoft and BT will be on hand to discuss the Imagine Cup and Innovation Accelerator programs:
Dan’l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft
Mark Bagley, Vice President, BT
Joe Wilson, Senior Director of Academic Initiatives, Developer and Platform Evangelism Team, Microsoft
Joe Black, Director of Business Development for Emerging Technologies, BT
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Miriam Blackwell, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, for details and to R.S.V.P.
For more information, press only:
Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide for Microsoft, (503) 443-7070.
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