AppCampus is also for Protomo-companies
-This is a very unique possibility to all startups with new and innovative applications. AppCampus program started just a few weeks ago is now up and running. We will open the whole content and information about AppCampus in a few weeks. And after it we are waiting for the first suggestion and application from companies willing to develop something new in the mobile phone ecosystem, William Cardwell, the head of the Aalto Centre of Entrepreneurship said on Tuesday morning in Aalto Start-Up Center incubator. Mr Cardwell presented the whole program and system of the Aalto AppCampus established Microsoft Inc. and Nokia. The campus program is managed by Aalto University.
-The main target is to create a versatile ecosystem of application developers focusing on Windows Phones. We are seeking thousands of developers in the program and we can give grants for the most innovative ideas, Mr Cardwell sold the idea to Aalto Start-Up Center entrepreneurs. – I am very trustful that startups developing their innovations here in the Start-Up Center are in the front line pushing themselves in the AppCampus program. We are willing to share the information to all of you and we recommend that you join the program immediately. Be quick – the program is a global one and we are absolutely sure that we get applications from all over the world. We still know the Finnish companies at its best but you have to be active, Mr Will Cardwell continued.
Aalto Protomo Helsinki firms' and Start-Up Center companies' possibilities
- This sounds good and it was nice to see that some of our companies started their discussions immediately with Mr Cardwell. It is a promising start and we push our firms forward strongly, Project Director Marika Paakkala emphasized the next steps the incubator tries to take. – And we can see easily promising business ideas and the coming startups working in Aalto Protomo Helsinki now . After Mr Cardwell's presentation, we know the process and the content of the AppCampus program. It is clear that we promote it in Protomo program too, Project Manager Seppo Rantalainen continued in the same mood.
The Aalto AppCampus program is financed by Microsoft Inc. and Nokia. They invest together totally 9.0 million euro in the next three years in the AppCampus. Aalto University is the responsible manager of the program.
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