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Students, Startups : Montréal and the world want you | KWS Montréal

  1. 1. STUDENTS,  STARTUPS:  MONTREAL   AND  THE  WORLD  WANT  YOU!   Rami  Sayar  –  Technical  Evangelist  @  Microsoft   @ramisayar  –  wootstudio.ca  
  2. 2. STARTUPS,  STUDENTS,   MONTREAL,  WORLD.  
  3. 3. NOTMAN  HOUSE  
  4. 4. BIZSPARK  LOUNGE!  
  5. 5. BIZSPARK  IS  FOR  STARTUPS!     Over  $13,000  in  free  software  via  MSDN.     $150/month  of  Windows  Azure  Cloud  credits.       Partner  Offers  and  Promotions.      NO  FINE  PRINT.  NO  CONTRACT  OR  CREDIT  CARD  NEEDED.  You  graduate   after  3  years  and  keep  everything  you’ve  used,  get  discounts  after   graduation.     http://aka.ms/bizsparkcanada  
  6. 6. MONTREAL  NEW  TECH  
  7. 7. STARTUP  WEEKEND  MONTREAL  
  8. 8. INTERNATIONAL  STARTUP  FESTIVAL  
  9. 9. STARTUPS  FROM  AROUND  MONTREAL  
  10. 10. FOUNDERPROJECT  
  11. 11. THE  NEXT  36  
  12. 12. #HACKMCGILL  +  CODE  JAM  
  13. 13. DREAMSPARK      DreamSpark also gives you the ability to publish Windows 8 or Windows Phone apps for free!    Visit www.dreamspark.com to •  Download your getting started guide •  Download professional software tools and SDK •  Get your free store account
  14. 14. Imagine Cup 2014 | Competitions   Competitions    Our three main competitions return for 2014, and once again the prizes are substantial: $50,000 to the first-place team in each of the following:    Games: Great games come from anywhere and people play them everywhere. Powerful game engines and libraries are available for free so students can get started right away.    Innovation: Incredible, world-changing software innovations often come from students. Social networks, music services, – the list goes on. We’re looking for the next big thing.    World Citizenship: Find a problem in the world, even in your own life or community, that affects many people, and then work to solve it. Build a project that could change lives.
  15. 15. Imagine Cup 2014 | Challenges   Global Online Challenges    None of the challenges require programming or are they required for the main competitions. Instead, they are to help you get started with the Software Development Life Cycle. First-place teams win $3,000 (USD).   Pitch Video Challenge (September—October): Record a five minute video pitching your project.   Project Blueprint Challenge (November—December): Deliver a written project proposal covering your users, requirements, scenarios and business model.   User Experience Challenge (January--February): Show us your user flows, wireframes, and a visual target for how your software will look on screen.
  16. 16. Canada at World Finals   2012 – Sydney, Australia    Team Greeni from George Brown College   2013 – St Petersburg, Russia    Team Sano from University of Calgary    (won $10,000 KFC Russia Award)   2014 – Seattle, USA
  17. 17. Imagine Cup 2014 | Sign Up   Step 1: Register for your free account at www.imaginecup.com   Step 2: Sign up for your favorite competition or challenge (or compete in them all!)   Step 3: Create a team and invite up to three of your brightest friends to be part of it   (consider finding a mentor to help you out!)   Step 4: Start building your App or Game
  18. 18. IMAGINE  CUP  WINNERS  FROM  AFRICA     Uganda  :  World   Citizenship   Competition  
  19. 19. OPPORTUNITIES  IN  AFRICA     Agriculture     Mining     Tourism     Medical     Infrastructure     Consumer   Goods  
  20. 20. AMAZING  STARTUPS  IN  AFRICA  
  21. 21. MICROSOFT  4AFRICA  
  22. 22. PEOPLE  TO  TALK  TO  AT  KWS   Jean-­‐Gabriel  Jemea-­‐Kuoh   Dalekh   @jemeakuoh Ingrid  Biwole   Africa  Link   @ingtel   Jean-­‐Louis  Ntang   DOTS  LABS   @ntabo0v
  23. 23. CONCLUSION   Students,  Startups:   Montreal  and  the   World  Want  You!  
  24. 24. QUESTIONS?   Rami  Sayar  –  Technical  Evangelist  @  Microsoft   @ramisayar  –  wootstudio.ca    
  25. 25. REFERENCES      http://swell.lpmo.com/post/60910191019/entrepreneurship-­‐in-­‐montreal      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W22dE8ut4Xk  

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