I ran into someone from the BlackBerry partners fund over in San Francsico a couple of week ago – they’re an investment fund specialising in applications, service and support for BlackBerry and other mobile devices.

They’ve just launched a competition for high school students. Details as follows;

Competition Details
Applicants who successfully setup a Facebook social networking group, register on the BlackBerry Partners Fund™ website, and submit answers to the questions outlined below will be entered into the competition. The BlackBerry Partners Fund™ will review all submitted member applications and offers will be extended to the applicants who deliver the most comprehensive and well thought out answers. Should you be offered and accept a position on the Advisory Council, you will receive one free BlackBerry® device from the BlackBerry Partners Fund™! The choice and cost of service to the device will be the responsibility of the Council Member. In addition to a free BlackBerry® device, you may also be provided access to exclusive mobile software demos, applications, games and subscriptions. We may occasionally ask you for your opinion regarding potential areas of interest to the fund and for strategic thinking group sessions. There is no cash remuneration for Advisory Council participants.
Good luck in creating your social networks and working through the questions. The BlackBerry Partners Fund™ team looks forward to reading through your applications.
Competition Facts

  • Applicants must be between 13 and 18 years of age
  • Geographic Target: Global
  • Languages Accepted: English
  • Social Networking Platform: Facebook
  • Submission Deadline: Oct. 31, 2008 @ 11:59pm EST
  • Advisory Council Seats Available: 8

Competition entry can be made at this page. A good chance for some young technologists to shine….

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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