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Your startup has just spent three months inside Microsoft trying to democratize animation using the Kinect sensor, and you’re pitching your business to potential investors at the company’s conference center. So which tech celebrity do you call upon for a product endorsement?

Why, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, of course!

Well, an animation of Ballmer, at least. Check out the video above of the irreverent pitch from Seattle-based startup Freak’n Genius, one of eleven companies that participated in the Kinect Accelerator program, run by Microsoft in partnership with the TechStars program.

Cheezburger’s Ben Huh makes his cameo at the beginning. Watch to the end for the “Ballmer” appearance, or check it out by itself in the video below. No word on whether the real Ballmer has seen it, but from what I heard during my visit to the event, the Microsoft people got a laugh out of it.

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