Both the Microsoft Accelerator and the Nike+ Accelerator are powered by TechStars, and both provide $20,000 in startup funding, intensive mentorship, and the chance to pitch to investors at demo day.
Working on a quantified self startup? Or, are you on any startup that would benefit from integration with Nike? Need some ideas? Check out how Path integrated Nike+ and take a look at the Nike+ API developer portal. It’s the last week to apply for the Nike+ Accelerator to get $20,000 in seed funding and support from TechStars, and mentorship from both TechStars and Nike. Just do it already – the deadline is February 3rd! We’re psyched that Dylan Boyd has joined TechStars as the Managing Director of the Nike+ Accelerator.
Nike+ Accelerator FAQ of the week:
Q. Who would be the investor in my company? Nike or TechStars?
A. TechStars! Nike is there to help with mentors, executives, technology, and more. They want to see innovative uses of the Nike+ system and they’re here to help your startup. Consider it goodwill with no strings attached by Nike.
It’s also the last week to apply for the next Microsoft Accelerator class. If you’re playing in the Microsoft ecosystem and building a cloud-based startup, this is an amazing chance to get help from amazing mentors at Microsoft and the broader TechStars community, along with $20K. Matt Dyor and his team did an outstanding job with the previous class of startups in the Microsoft Accelerator. They were simply fantastic and I look forward to seeing if this next group can top them. Deadline to apply is February 3rd – hurry on over.
Microsoft Accelerator FAQ of the Week:
Q. Who qualifies to apply for the Microsoft Accelerator?
A. Anyone building a mobile app, SaaS, a game, an internet enabled device, or something else that leverages the Microsoft ecosystem in some way.