The Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, Powered by Tech Stars will have its first of two demo days starting January 17 in Seattle. Then they will move down to Silicon Valley to close out the month with a demo day in front of investors there. If you are thinking about applying to the second Windows Azure Accelerator class, you should know the reasons why those before you have taken this challenge. Here are some very short video clips with the founders of the graduating class. Enjoy. 

Applications close February 1

Appetas: http://youtu.be/0w2v_RXg7iE

 

 

Keller Smith, Appetas

“You are going to learn more per hour than during any other time in your life.” 

You can apply to the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by Tech Stars here

 

 

 

Embarke: http://youtu.be/MVbIQtmvT0c

 

Al Bsharah, Embarke

“You will be surrounded by people who are just as crazy as you are.”

 

You can apply to the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by Tech Stars here

 

 

Dana Dyksterhuis, Fanzo

 

“One of the biggest reasons is getting to know the other teams…we are so close, and we are like family.”

You can apply to the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by Tech Stars here

 

 

Anne-Aymone Ferreir -- Keebitz

“The reason why every founder should be able to be part of the Accelerator; they will focus and ask themselves the right questions and do the right thing for their business, and they will do it in the right order.” 

 

You can apply to the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by Tech Stars here

 

Stephen Siciliano, MetricsHub

“The accelerator is the best place to discover what customers need and to deliver it exactly the way they need it.”

You can apply to the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by Tech Stars here

 

 

Tyler Griffin, Mobilligy

“You should come to the accelerator because of the mentorship and business model guidance you are going to get from meeting such incredibly smart, motivated, and interesting people.”

 

You can apply to the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by Tech Stars here

 

 

Jilliene Hilman, Realty Mogul

“This is not fly by mentorship, this is roll your sleeves up mentorship. Get ready.”

 

You can apply to the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by Tech Stars here

 

 

Aseem Badshah, Socedo

“You should join the Microsoft accelerator because it gives you access to this great network of mentors, customers, people who care about your business; people who  can help you refine your business model and make sure you are on the right track.”

 

You can apply to the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by Tech Stars here

 

Massimo Andreasi Bassi, Staq

 

“You should come to the Microsoft Accelerator, because you can use the resources of Microsoft, even being a tiny startup.”

 

You can apply to the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by Tech Stars here