Microsoft has announced the startups that will be taking part in the Kinect Accelerator 2012. The Kinect Accelerator is a Microsoft Accelerator powered by TechStars, leveraging the successful TechStars model. The Kinect Accelerator was for technology-oriented companies which are interested in leveraging Kinect for the Xbox360 platform or Windows. Each company will receive $20,000 in funding. In exchange for the program and the seed funding, TechStars receives 6% equity in the form of common stock.
Below is the list of the selected startups, 5 of which are from outside the US while the rest are based in the US.
- Freak’n Genius
- GestSure Technologies
- Jintronix Inc.
- übi interactive
You can follow updates from the acceleration program and the selected startups through the Kinect Accelerator Twitter account here.