Microsoft to Sponsor Entrepreneurial Laboratory for Students in New York City

3 Day Startup NYC has signed on Microsoft as platinum sponsor for a educational program teaching students how to launch startup ideas over 72-hours April 24-26.
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NEW YORK - Feb. 9, 2015 - PRLog -- 3 Day Startup (3DS) is a 72-hour learning-by-doing program that teaches entrepreneurial skills to young entrepreneurs in an extreme hands-on environment. From April 24-26, 2015, Microsoft will host 40+ developers, designers and visionaries from around the Tri-State area at their 11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036 location. Outcomes for participants are to launch a technology company using a suite of Windows developer tools compatible with Microsoft devices, pitch ideas to investors, and leave with a team to continue development.

The program will incorporate Microsoft evangelist and business partners as mentors, in addition to a slate of tech entrepreneurs that have been successful in launching, exiting, and raising capital for ventures.

“3 Day Startup is excited to bring talented developers and designers to Microsoft and to think of their startups through the eyes of Windows” said Desiree Frieson, lead organizer of the New York City program. “This is our largest sponsored program to date in the city and we are betting on great things coming out of the weekend.”

Microsoft will provide all qualifying startups with immediate access to the BizSpark ( program. BizSpark provides free software, support, and visibility ( to help startups succeed. The three-year program gives startups: $750 per month of FREE Azure, FREE software and tools such as Visual Studio and Office.

“Microsoft is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s 3 Day Startup event” said Mary Baker and Maria Naggaga, Evangelists for Microsoft’s Developer Experience & Evangelism Team. “We’re truly excited for this unique opportunity to share our great technology and help budding startups succeed.”

3DS NYC has done programs with SOVVOS Coworking, Wiss & Co, Bitcoin Center NYC, CityMD, the South Street Seaport, Hive 55, Marymount Manhattan College, and a independent program in the South Bronx. For more information,visit and contact Desiree Frieson at or call 718-598-5294.

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