UnPluggd #PitchStop Applicants : Deadline Extended; Plus Wild-card Entry for Microsoft Ventures.

The NextBigWhat team is happy to share that we have partnered with Microsoft Ventures for their upcoming accelerator batch and as part of this partnership, we have a wild card entry for Microsoft Venture’s accelerator programme.

The partnership is integrated closely with UnPluggd startup event. That is, NextBigWhat will select the wildcard entry from only those startups that will apply for UnPluggd #PitchStop launch stage (this partnership is also applicable to those who have already applied for #PitchStop).

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Application Details

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Bangalore is accepting applications for its fourth batch – scheduled to begin January 22, 2014.

Microsoft Ventures


Read some of the earlier interviews with Microsoft Ventures Team:

Myth: You need to be on Microsoft technology stack to be a part of the Microsoft Azure Accelerator

Microsoft Will Invest More in Startups: Rahul Sood, GM & Partner, Microsoft Ventures


Startups from third batch include  AdSparx,ShieldSquare, Chance, Frrole, Native5,SignEasy, TommyJams and Whalelogix

Wild Card Entry: How does it work?

Pretty simple.NextBigWhat team will nominate 3 startups from UnPluggd application to Microsoft Ventures team, which will select one among the three nominated startups.

Ofcourse, we at NextBigWhat are happy that Microsoft recognizes our strengths and ability in spotting good ideas, teams and potentially valuable startups!

UnPluggd : Deadline Extended

Owing to this development, we have extended the UnPluggd application deadline to November 27th.

Startups, who want to apply for UnPluggd can use the form at the end of this post (the option to apply for Microsoft Venutres, i.e. the checkbox is present towards the end of the form). Those who have alread applied, you will hear from us by this weekend.


Date: December 7th, 2013.
Venue: CMRIT Auditorium, 132, AECS Layout, ITPL, Bangalore- 560037, Karnataka
Agenda/Speaker Details : Visit UnPluggd site. More speakers will be announced shortly!


UnPluggd Application Form

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