PROJECT TRIPOD: 2 week old Australian Startup receives lucrative Microsoft/Nokia grant

Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) June 24, 2013

Imagine you had access to some of the best photography equipment available today, including the camera itself and hardware such as a tripod and lenses. What would happen if you could easily transport that equipment virtually anywhere and take a series of photos over a period of time? This is the question that led to Jordan Knight, the Founder of Project Tripod coming up with this exciting new idea that has today raised early stage seed funding thanks to the Microsoft and Nokia.

Project Tripod is an app that is being developed to allow you to use your device to take a snapshot of the same person, place or object over an undetermined length of time to produce creations such as a time-lapse or blend. This technology enables everyone to visualise change over time more easily, the time-lapses on Project Tripod can be as short as a minute and as long as a decade. Users will be able to create, discover and share larger images and map change effortlessly without the need for any expensive hardware.

We were utterly delighted to find out that we had won the grant! said Catherine Eibner, CEO of Project Tripod, but the real props go to the awesome design and prototype work done to date by our development partner at Xamling. Jordan and Alex Knight have already done a fantastic job and Im eagerly anticipating seeing the product develop. Xamling also brings their strong relationship with local teams for both Nokia and Microsoft Australia which we are looking forward to further developing.

Project Tripod is a startup from MicrosoftsBizSpark global start-up program.

We are excited to see Project Tripod receiving recognition from AppCampus, and to have yet another talented Australian startup within the Microsoft Bizspark start up program receiving this level of recognition and global investment said Emily Easterby, BizSpark Lead for Microsoft Australia. Microsoft BizSpark provides software, visibility and opportunities to connect with mentors and investors, to promising startups and visionary entrepreneurs.

AppCampus offers grants to startups to help support their efforts to build compelling Windows Phone apps. They have received thousands of submissions from all over the world since its launch in May 2012.

AppCampus offers a limited number of grants to startups, ranging from 20,000-70,000. Selected apps will need to be available exclusively on the Windows Phone or Nokia platforms for the first 90 days. In addition, AppCampus also provides training in mobile technology, design and usability, coaching and marketing support. Windows Phone Marketplace and Nokia Store offer local and global business opportunities to program participants via distribution to consumers around the world.

The Microsoft BizSpark program offers start-ups access to software, visibility, community and support. This includes cloud computing, Access to network partners, and a community of peers through online and in person events specially designed for start-ups.

Project Tripod is currently being developed and the team is extending an open invitation to people from all backgrounds to nominate themselves to be part of the beta for product testing. Sign up now at

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