Microsoft Student Accelerator

Empowering Kiwi students to achieve more.
Register for 2017!
What is MSA?
MSA is all about helping kiwi students launch their career in IT with Microsoft's help.


We provide soft skills and entreprenuership training to help students succeed in fast paced startup and corporate life.

Dev Skills

We teach leading edge tech like Bots and Cross Platform dev that organisations need.

Work Experience

We facilitate work placement with partner companies so students can put their skills to practice.

In 2015, we trained over 2000 tertiary and 350 high school students. See Infographic from 2015-16.




Register for 2017!
Specific Information
2017 Program Schedule
  • April to June

    Phase 1

    Students will get online and in-person training on the latest technologies. Specifically Xamarin and Microsoft Azure.
  • July to October

    Students will build innovative solutions through Hackathons and weekend bootcamps.
  • November

    Phase 2

    A week long deep dive course on key industry relevant technologies and skills to get students work placement ready!
  • December to February


    Student teams work on innovative projects at Microsoft Partners.
  • November to March

    Imagine Cup

    Students build their world changing projects for the Microsoft Imagine Cup.