Telerik Launches Virtual Accelerator for Windows 8

  Telerik Launches Virtual Accelerator for Windows 8

 Winner to receive $30,000 and trip to Hong Kong to participate in a one-week
                         boot camp with AcceleratorHK

Business Wire

WALTHAM, Mass. -- January 31, 2013

Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software development, lifecycle and content
management tools and solutions, today announced the Telerik Virtual
Accelerator for Windows 8, a three month accelerator for early stage startups
focused on building Windows 8 apps. The initial entry program will launch on
January 31 running through March 15, 2013 and will enable startups to submit
their Windows 8 app prototypes to a panel of judges for consideration.

The winning entry will receive a $30,000 investment from Telerik, a one week
boot camp in Hong Kong to participate in the AcceleratorHK program as well as
three months of virtual mentorship by Paul Orlando, entrepreneur,
AcceleratorHK director and TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon winner. There
will also be a Community Choice winner, voted on by the developer community at

Qualified entrants must submit their applications by no later than March 15,
2013. Five finalists will be announced on April 1, 2013 and of those finalists
a winner will be selected and announced on April 15, 2013.

The contest is open to any early stage startup who believes Windows 8 is the
future and has an idea for an app to support that vision. The team needs at
least one technical founder and one non-technical co-founder. There are no
geographic restrictions, but strong technical, design and business skills by
those who have made some progress via concept, prototype or existing service
is required.

“We speak with developers every day who are creating some really innovative
and exciting apps,” said Stephen Forte, chief strategy officer at Telerik and
AcceleratorHK founder. “We wanted an opportunity to get in on the ground floor
with some of these leading edge individuals and what better way than by
establishing an accelerator program to help them get to where they want to be,
faster and more effectively.”

The program is organized by Telerik, creator of RadControls for Windows 8, the
number one native toolset for building Windows 8 apps. With Telerik thousands
of developers create fascinating, touch-enabled Windows 8 apps that users
around the world have adopted. Built from the ground up, Telerik RadControls
for Windows 8 offers the same intuitive UI and UX, whether developing in XAML
or HTML.

The AcceleratorHK is an accelerator program based in Hong Kong, focused on
mobile startups and hybrid development. Lead by serial entrepreneurs Stephen
Forte and Paul Orlando, AcceleratorHK has a full program in the Lean Startup
and Customer Development techniques, mentorship and technical help to make
mobile apps development easier.

For more information on the Telerik Virtual Accelerator for Windows 8, go to

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application
development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and
content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik’s
award-winning software development products enable enterprises and
organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce
time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of
users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include
numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and
non-profit organizations. For additional information about Telerik, please
visit or follow @telerik on Twitter.


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