To introduce our next Microsoft Ambassador, we turn to Singapore. Vishnu Prasad works for SGTechCamps, based in Singapore, and he is one of the twenty ambassadors we have around the world, who are looking in on the entrepreneurs and developers in his corner of the world.
Microsoft BizSpark was created about three years ago with the purpose to introduce startup founders and developers to free Microsoft Software that will help them work toward building a company to scale. So far, there are about 50,000 startups in the "portfolio," with many more signing on every week. If you would like information, please look into it at Microsoft Bizspark.
What came first for your company – the product idea or your existence on the internet?
Vishnu: The product, which we see as our way to develop mobile applications for the Windows 8 platform.
Has starting your own company provided any answers about your life? Have you discovered something about yourself that you didn’t know before?
Vishnu : I have yet to be a full-fledged entrepreneur. My current and primary focus is to develop applications for the Windows 8 platform
What have you learned about managing a technological business that you would pass on to the next generation?
Vishnu : I am a newbie who has yet to learn many things and I am eager to meet like-minded people and learn from their experiences.
What problem are you facing now?
Vishnu : Planning the timing of my entry into the space.
What were you successful in doing this week?
Vishnu : Exploring Windows 8 platform , looking forward to contribute as much as I can to the Windows 8 platform. Looking forward to the Windows Phone 8 SDK
How do you know when you are failing in product development and how do you make a correction – do you make the decision on your own, or do you consult your team?
Vishnu : I consult with my friends and team on my problem and take necessary corrections.
Who would you like to be your mentor, and what would you ask him or her?
Vishnu: Anyone who has a technical expertise on a Mobile platform. Would like to discuss a few ideas on how to have apps on Windows platform.
What has overjoyed you in the past month?
Vishnu: Attending MS events and Exploring on the Windows 8 applications
When was the last time you fell in love with a product?
Vishnu: SharePoint 2010 , Windows Phone 7