Evernote is a company that has developed a suite of software and services that is great for note taking and archiving. The company has announced a mentorship program that takes place over the course of a month in order to encourage developers to build an ecosystem around the Evernote platform. The Evernote Accelerator program will allow developers to work on projects with Evernote’s senior directors at their headquarters in October 2013.
Teams that are selected will be entered into the 2013 Evernote Devcup. Winning teams will receive travel and lodging during the month-long accelerator program, space at the Evernote headquarters, and a stipend to cover other expenses. Many of the teams will go into the Accelerator program with a sponsor. For example, The Honda Silicon Valley Lab is sponsoring a transportation focused prize for the team that creates the best in-vehicle experience. Teams will present their what was completed in front of investors, journalists, and other leaders at the end of the month.
Evernote and the sponsors will not take any ownership or stock in the companies that they work with. The app submissions for the Evernote Devcup started yesterday. Any product that is integrated with the Evernote API is eligible for Devcup. There will be several Devcup meetings around the world between now and June.