Finland based App Campus, Harvard angels launching mobile app accelerator with Nokia

Nokia India, in collaboration with App Campus and Harvard Business School Alumni angels has recently announced to launch Appcelerate India, a startup accelerator designed to boost mobile ecosystem in India. The accelerator will help develop mobile apps on Nokia Lumia and Windows 8 platform.

As a part of this initiative, App Campus and members of Harvard Business School alumni will invest over $500,000 into ‘Appcelerate-India’ program and provide a combination of grants, seed funding, mentoring, incubation resources to discover disruptive applications and help evolve talented Indian mobile-app startups said a press release.

According to Gerard Rego, Director-Developer experience at Nokia, the program Appcelerate-India would open countless opportunities to mobile app startups and will help Indian ecosystem by providing new and innovative experiences to consumers.

App Campus, a mobile application accelerator program managed by Aalto University in Espoo, Finland is a joint initiative by Nokia and Microsoft, which in 2012 received a total investment of $24 million from Nokia and Microsoft. App campus has invested in numerous apps, categories including – games, business, travel, health & fitness and many more.

Harvard angels India, founded in 2011 in Bangalore is an Indian based Harvard alumni with a few non alumni members, who actively engage in growing Indian startup ecosystem by providing investments in early stage businesses in addition to technical and mentorship advice.