Student to Entrepreneure Microsoft Catalyst

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Dear Faculty & Students,

Greetings!

I would like to thank each and every one of you who contributed in the launch event of “MIC Catalyst” in Pakistan not just by supporting it but also by keeping your campus students aware of the details and motivating them to take part in this program.
MIC Catalyst is a unique program designed to promote innovation in Pakistan ICT industry. The main idea behind this program is to facilitate transformation of high-potential students into successful businesses.

The key objectives of this initiative are:
· Create an empowerment program for high-potential students by providing them with:

o customized business and technical trainings

o business mentoring support through 1 on 1 sessions with renowned ICT industry entrepreneurs

o access to latest design, development and production tools

o a platform for increased market visibility mainly through BizSpark

· Promote entrepreneurship amongst young Pakistani talented minds through success stories coming out of this program

· Accelerate the growth of startup software companies in order to enhance the local software economy

The purpose of this email is to keep you aware about the next steps of this program. We are now in the process of collecting Idea documents. We need you to drive maximum idea submissions from your campus.

For this, below is what you may need to do:

• Identify the top teams in your esteemed institution.
• Help them submit their idea entries by following the steps written below:
o Each identified team should complete and submit the Idea Specification Document (template attached)
o Document should be named in the following format: _
o Minimum number of members should be 3 and maximum 6, per team
o All submissions should be sent across to v-jijams@microsoft.com
o Deadline for submission of the document – March 28th, 2011

After the submissions, the panel of judges will go through the ideas and will select the top ideas for next phases. (Details for next phase(s) will be provided later to the shortlisted teams).

We are keenly looking forward to receive Idea entries from you. My team will follow up soon to help address any questions you might have.

Thanks,

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2 comments:

Rizwan Suddle said...

Nice :)

SUMAIR said...

Can you share a template..?