Pixel Blimp Wins Place On Microsoft Accelerator Programme

Pixel Blimp Wins Place On Microsoft Accelerator Programme

pixel blimp logoDundee’s Pixel Blimp, the team behind games including Wee Paper Planes and more recently, the fiendishly difficult Free The Network, has won a place on Microsoft Venture’s accelerator programme.

The programme is an intensive fourteen week workshop, located in London. Twelve companies have been chosen to take part, with the goal being the opportunity to pitch to venture capitalists and investors.

pixel blimp accleratorPixel Blimp made the trip to London for the two day Microsoft Madness event, at which they heard from experts in funding, branding, IP protection, data consumption and storage – and all of the fun bits of running a games business as an actual business.

To win their place, Pixel Blimp had to compete in a three minute pitch competition, followed by three minutes of questions from a panel of judges and entrepreneurs. The company is one of only two game developers in the programme, alongside the quietly awesome Lady Shotgun games…

Pixel Blimp are remaining quiet about the project they’re working on in the MSV programme, but have already told us they’d recommend the programme for every game developer.

microsoft-ventures-02_0Isaac Howie-Brewerton, one of the founder of Pixel Blimp told us:

We feel very lucky that Microsoft is taking us under their wing for the next 14 weeks. MS Ventures is a great opportunity for developers and I would recommend next year’s Cohort to everyone. The networking, learning and overall experience we’ve been involved with to date make it worth the effort.

Pixel Blimp will be bidding farewell to Dundee in September 2014 for the bright lights of London.

Congratulations to the team. Well done on being selected. We’d love to know more about the programme, so keep in touch and tell us more about it…

You can keep track of Pixel Blimp online, on Facebook and on Twitter.

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