Mobility Startup Contest

Startups – are you focused on Mobility? Get your app on Windows Phone Marketplace for no cost to you!

The details: You meet the BizSpark conditions* and are looking to release an application on the Windows Phone platform. To enter, send your Windows Phone 7 application description to BizSpark@austinwheats.net with a contact email and certification of BizSpark Eligibility (“I meet BizSpark Requirements”.) All entries receive a fast track to the BizSpark program and the top 5 entries receive a new free registration to Create.MSDN.com*.

Contest ends June 27th, all winners will be notified by July 5th. Winners subject to Judge’s decisions, all judgments are final.

* Companies must be developing Software or Software services for customers, be less than 3 years old, have less than $1M in annual revenue, and be privately held.

*Cannot reimburse previous registrations. New registrations subject to program acceptance.

Startup? Don’t have legal council yet? BizSpark!

BizSpark has a lot of offers, but I actually was surprised myself when I saw what LawPivot is offering through the program.  Until November 2011, BizSpark companies in the US get up to 3 free legal questions a month.  Impressive.  Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the offer.  And if you’re not already in BizSpark, let me know at BizSpark@Austinwheats.net and let’s see if we can correct that!

Infochimps live on Azure DataMarket

If you’ve been following the BigData movement, one startup you can’t help but have heard about is Infochimps.  I’m very happy to say that they have their first dataset live on the Azure DataMarket – TrstRank  Need to find out if that follower is someone you should be listening to?  Want to rate yourself on how others see (and trust) you?  This is the dataset for you.  Using the InfoChimps API’s, you don’t have to be a BI Architect to slice, dice, and puree the data to get the insights you need or to create the mashup you’ve always wanted.