June 29, 2012 by Kate Freeman Like+1SharePin ItShareMost people know Microsoft’s Kinect as a the motion sensing device you can hook-up to your Xbox to track your moves onscreen while playing virtual tennis or bowling. An accelerator program at Microsoft challenged budding entrepreneurs to create innovative ways to use the Kinect technology — and they created a lot more that just games. Eleven teams of entrepreneurs worked 13 weeks with $20,000 to fine-tune their creations and presented their ideas to a room full of investors on Thursday in Seattle. The companies were selected from 500 that applied from around the world. Microsoft accelerator presented by TechStars is a startup incubator that nurses innovative ideas.