So…we, Microsoft, made a movie.
Not just a shaky-cam movie with a handheld camera edited in Movie Maker…but a REAL movie…a feature-length, theater-ready documentary film with an award-winning production crew. The film is called Ctrl+Alt+Compete. It takes a revealing look at the startup and emerging business scene through the eyes of five founders and their teams telling a story of the passion, fortitude and insanity that is bringing a startup to life. We’ve only shared it with a handful of people but we’re excited about the feedback so far. You can catch some of the trailers here or view the facebook page.
Why did we do it?
Simple. We believe tech entrepreneurship is fundamentally changing the world. The things that developers create; the ideas that they’re able to make reality; the tangible value they deliver is reshaping the way people live their lives every day.
The infrastructure to build quickly is cheaper and more accessible than it’s ever been…there’s lots of capital floating around for the right idea. If only it were that simple! Building a startup from nothing to something is hard—REALLY hard. There is a “story behind the story” of just how hard it is for these ideas to go from inception to reality and become the products and services that we use every day.
We believe that is a story worth telling and sharing, as it will inspire more Malaysian to explore the world of technology entrepreneurship.
From June to December 2012, we are partnering with several parties to make the movie available for viewing in Malaysia and we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to view it, and to tell all your friends to catch it too.
Register here for the cinema screenings:
If you missed the cinema screenings, find out more info on the partner hosted screenings here: