Get an AppCampus grant to help build
your Windows Phone app
Apply now to get up to €70K!
AppCampus offers grants to startups
in the BizSpark program to help support their efforts to build compelling Windows Phone apps.
offers a guaranteed number of grants to BizSpark startups, ranging from
€20,000-€70,000. AppCampus also provides coaching services, training in
mobile technology, design and usability support. AppCampus doesn’t take
equity or commission, but selected apps will need to be available exclusively
on the Windows Phone or Nokia platforms for the first six months.
What is AppCampus looking for?
Broadly, the criteria are:
- Innovative. First-to-Market
- Not already in competing app marketplaces or building the app on
a competitive platform. Note that your existing app may qualify if you
enhance your app significantly on the Windows Phone platform by taking
full advantage of the Windows Phone platform capability.
- Supports key features as they become available (for example maps,
location-awareness, camera, near-field communications, accelerometer,
Live Tiles, push notification, in-app purchase, in-app advertising,
in-app analytic, try-buy, and subscriptions).
- Design elegance, technical quality and performance (proto, mock-up,
- Potential to drive momentum (promoting mobile user experience, new
areas of mobile usage, mobile business innovation etc.)
Of particular interest are companies that are also developing on other
Microsoft technologies, including Windows 8 and Windows Azure, Microsoft’s
Cloud Computing Platform. To qualify, startups need to be members of BizSpark.
You can find out more about how to apply for the BizSpark program
How to apply for a Grant
Simply click on the "Apply now!" link below, and you’ll be directed to the AppCampus
application site* where you can review the AppCampus grant program and complete
the brief application. In question #15, please
include your BizSpark Account
ID (and the name of your Microsoft sponsor, if you have one). Companies
will be selected and notified quarterly.
*By clicking the button you will leave the Microsoft website and be directed to a third-party website.