Do you have an idea you think could be bigger than Angry Birds, but lack the technical know-how to make it happen?
The Tech eChallenge could be the opportunity to kick start your idea. This new program is for individuals or teams with an idea for an app or software, but need a hand with the technical support to turn their idea into reality.
It is focused on the operational factors that entrepreneurs must make to design and develop their products to satisfy their customers. These operational factors include technology platforms, product development process and design for the whole system and supply chain. This is a hands-on, experiential course where a viable product is identified and developed ready for commercialisation.
This is a 12 week program where we help you design and build your software and Apps through a series of workshops run by Microsoft , academics and high profile subject matter experts. Workshops on entrepreneurship, market research, product idea generation and prototyping are backed up with technical support and mentoring sessions. At the conclusion of the program, participants must pitch their product to a panel of judges.
And the best part? First prize is a trip for 3 to Microsoft HQ in Seattle to pitch your product to Microsoft executives. This prize is valued at $20,000.
To enter the Tech eChallenge, please register on our website. You can also count program participation towards your degree. To do this you will need to enroll in TECHCOMM 3901 (UG) and TECHCOMM 5002 (PG)
The first session for the Tech eChallenge is on Thursday 26 March from 6-8pm in room 5.01, level 5 10 Pulteney St Adelaide.
This program is an initiative of the University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) and School of Computer Science in conjunction with Microsoft.