Citrix Startup Accelerator Global Challenge 2011 Gives Entrepreneurs a Chance at Seed Funding
Up to Six Winners from Silicon Valley to Sydney Will Benefit from Seed Funding, Mentoring and Go-To-Market Strategies
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Citrix Systems today announced the Global Challenge 2011, an opportunity for entrepreneurs around the world to compete for up to $400K from the Citrix Startup Accelerator, the company’s global seed investment initiative. The Citrix Startup Accelerator Global Challenge 2011 is focused on finding startups that align with the Citrix vision of a world where anyone can work and play from anywhere on any device. Six winners from key technology regions around the world – Bangalore; Boston; Cambridge, UK; Silicon Valley and Sydney – will be chosen for up to $400K each in seed funding and offered all the benefits that Citrix Startup Accelerator provides, including mentoring, office space in Silicon Valley and access to the global Citrix ecosystem.
Key Facts and Highlights
Applications accepted: April 20- May 13 at the Citrix Startup Accelerator Global Challenge 2011 page
Screening process via Citrix GoToMeeting™ technology: May 14 -June 10
Final presentations and mentoring sessions at regional Citrix offices: June 10-30
Up to six overall winners, funded up to $400k each, will be announced in July
Focused on entrepreneur-led innovation, the Citrix Startup Accelerator looks for new technologies and business models that have the potential to enable new capabilities in areas such as virtualization, cloud, mobility, networking, security, storage, collaboration and SaaS. The initiative not only provides seed investments to select start-ups, but enables them to benefit from the global presence Citrix has established, its entrepreneur-friendly environment, large customer base and seasoned go-to-market strategies. Primadesk became the first program participant when The Citrix Startup Accelerator announced its first investment in February.
More details about the Citrix Startup Accelerator Global Challenge 2011
Citrix Startup Accelerator page
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Blog: Do You Innovate? Do You Have What it Takes to Become Really Great? by Martin Duursma, VP of Citrix Labs and Chair of the Citrix CTO Office
Blog: The Big Things in Life by John McIntyre, Sr. Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator
Blog: Do You Have the Next Great Idea? by Michael Harries, Sr. Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator
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Regional Entrepreneur Contacts for Citrix Startup Accelerator Global Challenge 2011
Boston/Silicon Valley: Citrix_challenge_US@citrix.com
Bangalore, India: Citrix_challenge_India@citrix.com
Cambridge, UK: Citrix_challenge_Europe@citrix.com
Sydney, Australia: Citrix_challenge_APAC@citrix.com
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help people work and play from anywhere on any device. More than 230,000 enterprises rely on Citrix to create better ways for people, IT and business to work through virtual meetings, desktops and datacenters. Citrix virtualization, networking and cloud solutions deliver over 100 million corporate desktops and touch 75 percent of Internet users each day. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2010 was $1.87 billion.
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