In a competition designed to tackle early-stage development issues, mPulse is giving away $2,000 in cash prizes. The UVic-based start-up is hoping that the challenge will attract high-quality talent to the team. The current team, comprised of current and former UVic students, also hopes that the competition will help build the initial foundations of a community.
Recently, mPulse won gold at the 2007 IDC Challenge, a local business plan competition. In addition to acclaim, the company took home $15,500 in earnings, some of which has been put toward the aforementioned prize money.
The company is in its very early stages, although a limited alpha release was launched last week. The company isn’t saying much about the product at this point, except that it intends to enter the podcast space with an innovative new offering.
For more information about the competition, visit the official website: mPulse Coding and Design Challenge.
“mPulse is web company that is building innovative solutions that will help bring podcasting to the mainstream. The company was formed in the summer of 2007 as a student entrepreneurship project and, after winning a $15,000 business plan competition, became the founding member’s full time jobs.”
DISCLOSURE: I am on the company advisory board. The goal of this post is simply to outline the challenge, not sway any opinions about the company.