XTC and Progress partner to offer applicants FREE app development tools

Picture1To enter the Extreme Tech Challenge, yes, you must already have at least a working prototype, proven market fit, and traction – which means you probably already have an incredible app.

So… you might be wondering, what would an XTC applicant do with free app development tools?

That was my first thought as well.

But one of my favorite quotes from Sir Richard Branson is, “Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no” – saying yes to assistance can make something amazing even better.

So when Progress VP/CTO and head of Progress Startup Program Dr. Mark Allen offered such a generous deal for XTC applicants, how could I refuse?

“Progress is excited to provide XTC contestants with the tools they needmark allen to build the next generation of business software,” says Dr. Allen. 

Progress is providing ALL XTC contestants with free application development tools, training and mentoring (up to $35K value)Imagine your best could be even better.

Have a great idea for a software app, but lack the time or expertise to build it?  

Need to build a web-based or mobile app?

Need to automate complex decision-making rules?

Interested in node.js?

Progress provides the tools to build your app in record time, whether starting from an existing framework, or building from scratchwhether deploying in the cloud or on-premise.

If you’re still wondering how you can put these free tools to use when you are required to already have a working product demo, proven market fit, and traction for your product in order to enter the Extreme Tech Challenge

Here’s how Progress can help:

  • By adding cool software features to your existing product.
  • By taking advantage of additional licenses and prizes if you’re already using Progress
  • By offering mentorship and guidance from Progress professionals

And last but definitely not least…

  • By giving you the chance to win cold hard cash.

In addition to free product, Progress is hosting the Progress-XTC Challenge available to XTC contestants who build an application using the Progress tools.  Winners are eligible for up to $25,000 in market development funds.

To learn more and apply for the Progress-XTC Challenge, go to: www.progress.com/xtc-challenge

Remember, you must be an XTC applicant to qualify for the Progress offering. To learn more, apply to XTC, or finish your existing application – visit www.extremetechchallenge.com.

Just make sure to check the “Progress” box on the YouNoodle application and the FREE app development tools are yours, along with the opportunity to compete for an extra $25k in market development funds!

Now that’s what I call making progress!

Join in on the excitement @ExTechChallenge

~Kym McNicholas

XTC Executive Director

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