Microsoft Mobile Accelerator – Venue Announced – Spaces Available

acceleration_campMicrosoft has confirmed that the venue for next month’s Mobile App Accelerator Camp (MAAC) will be the Dovecot in central Edinburgh.

The MAAC is a one day workshop which promises to teach developers everything required to create a professional, polished and successful application, as well a creating a chance to be accepted for AppCampus.

Places are limited to the first 10 games studios to register (each studio can bring up to 5 members), In addition, you must complete and return an application form.  In the event of over-subscription, Microsoft will use your answers to select the successful applicants.

AppCampus is a mobile application accelerator program managed by Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. This is an 18 million euro joint investment between Microsoft and Nokia to foster mobile application development on Windows Phone and any other Nokia platform.

Successful applicants receive awards varying €20.000€50.000 to €70.000, depending on the complexity of the app. In addition, AppCampus also provides training in mobile technology, design and usability, coaching and marketing support. Windows Phone Marketplace and Nokia Store offer local and global business opportunities to program participants via distribution to consumers around the world.

AppCampus doesn’t take any equity or commission from the investment. The only requirement is that successful applications are expected to be available exclusively on Windows Phone Store or Nokia Store for the first 90 days.

As an added incentive, every studio that attends will be given a Lumia 820 Dev Kit Windows Phone, courtesy of Nokia – it’s the ideal platform to test your app throughout the development process, and is a genuine exclusive. You can’t buy these on the high street!

Nokia-Lumia-820-hero-1-jpgPlaces are limited – apply now.

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