Apps for Asia – The Competition is hotting up!

Posted Wednesday, 06 March 2013 by estherNinja

If you haven’t already signed up for this great opportunity, then time is running out – the competition is in full swing, so now’s your chance to get in on the action, and earn a spot in India!

Why you shouldn’t miss out


- Top 3 Best in Class applications to   win trip to ADB annual event in India in May, 2013.- Best in Class applications get to   showcase their application at the Asia Development Bank event in India.-  Opportunity for all applications to   be promoted via Microsoft’s online Market Place.

Market   Exposure

-  ADB 60 countries membership with   over 5000 associated NGO and enterprises

Technology   Enablement

-  Training-  Support to finish the App for the   competition


This competition brings you face to face with a ready market of opportunity, and launches you right onto centre stage. Ultimately, we’ll be helping you to develop applications that attract the strongest commercial interest from the bank’s membership.

Two members from the top 3 teams will travel to India & present their Apps at the software technology showcase at the Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors in Delhi, India on 2-5 May, 2013. The event is attended by over 6,500 named invitees of the Asia Development Bank’s membership – and you will engage directly with these potential buyers of your App!

Join the challenge:

Go through the summary of the applications needs that Microsoft, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank has prepared and register yourself there.

Sign up for the competition:

Sign up for 6 Weeks of Azure to get help finishing your App:


Timing of the Competition:

-  Competition launch:                  9am AEST, Monday 11th February, 2013

-  Early bird submissions due:        5pm AEST, Thursday 28th March, 2013

-  All submissions due:                   5pm AEST, Thursday 4th April, 2013

-  Judging takes place:                  by 5pm AEST Monday 8th April, 2013

-  Winners awarded:                      Friday 12th April, 2013


Any help needed?

We are here to help you be successful! If you haven’t done so already, you can join a boot camp in a city near you, through the 6 weeks of Azure program:

We are also holding Virtual #Appfests (online mini Hackathons), where you can get help for your project.

These will start on Tuesday 12th of March, and you will be able to get all the details & sign up here:

Finally, if you would like more 1:1 information or help, please feel free to contact Frankie Moore at to see how we can help you further.


Don’t forget! 2 people from each team of the 3 top App submissions will travel to India to present their App, so don’t miss out.


We look forward to working with you on this great opportunity!

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