Microsoft's Blue Sky Innovation Competition

by Henry Finn

Microsoft is once again launching its Blue Sky competition for developers with ground breaking software. Any application made in Canada is eligible for entry, providing some Microsoft technology was used to build it.

The winner of the Blue Sky award will receive a variety of products and assistance from Microsoft. The more interesting items in the prize pack include software licenses, early access to new technology, a published case study, access to investors, and the use of Microsoft technology centers. The winner will also receive a great deal of promotion from Microsoft and other news media.

The 2008 winner of the Blue Sky award was Site Masher, a Vancouver based startup developing a new website building environment.

Company:
Microsoft
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Vancouver Development Center (VDC) is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The centre is home to some of the best and brightest software developers from around the world. Since opening its doors in September 2007, the VDC has quickly become an intricate part of Microsoft’s global strategy for distributed software development. VDC employees play a key role in architecting systems,... more

Company:
Sitemasher Corporation
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sitemasher provides a fully managed, hosted website solution that seamlessly integrates the website building environment, content management system (CMS), analytics, and search engine optimization (SEO)…all within a single platform. more


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Henry Finn

Henry Finn

Henry Finn is Techvibes Community Manager for the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Henry is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo where he majored in Economics and minored in Management, East Asian Studies, and International Studies. He is looking forward to showcasing some of Waterloo's latest tech startups and providing readers with an in depth informative read. Currently Henry is... more




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