Donald Trump may have said "You're Fired", but a much more wealthy tycoon has said "You're Hired" to ex-Apprentice star, Carolyn Kepcher. That tycoon would be Bill Gates or maybe Steve Ballmer, but you get the picture.
I am a fan of Carolyn Kepcher, I've read her book and really liked it. The whole reason I kept watching The Apprentice was for Carolyn and I was disappointed when Trump fired her. This upcoming season Ivanka Trump replaces Carolyn. Ivanka's witty and pretty, but she's no Carolyn.
As for Carolyn and Microsoft, I find this a really interesting combination. Carolyn's going to be helping Microsoft Corp. find the best small-business idea in America. This is a contest that Microsoft is running - minus the fake TV Set board room. Caroyln, along with two others are going to narrow the applicants down to a remaining 4 finalist. Out of those 4 a winner will be chosen by a combination of votes from the public and judging from the three person panel.
The winner of the "Ultimate Challenge" contest will get $100,000 in seed money, a storefront or other space in Manhattan for a year rent-free, and software to help get their business started.