19 Jan 2010

Mobile Monday London selects Audioboo for the Mobile Premier Awards

After putting it to a community vote, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve put Audioboo forward to represent us at The Mobile Premier Awards in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress. It’s not a given yet that they’ll get to present. The jury needs to whittle down the long list of 48 to a shortlist of 20 who will get to present on the day and have a chance to win the award. We wish Audioboo the best of luck.

It’s also good to see that our friends in Mobile Monday Belfast and Mobile Monday Edinburgh have also put nominees forward so there’ll be a good contingent from the UK.

The Mobile Premier Awards announces 48 nominated startups to the Mobile Premier Awards in Innovation: The best grassroots startup innovation chosen by their peers in partnership with MobileMonday, the global community of mobile professionals. The nominees were chosen by participating MobileMonday chapters from over 250 participating startups.

An international jury of the most recognized mobile industry experts will select the 20 finalists who will pitch their idea, application or project at the Mobile Premier Awards event that takes place in Barcelona, at the Petit Palau of Palau de la Musica on February 15, 2010 in front of investors, operators, media companies, peer entrepreneurs, and press and influential bloggers.

The year's MPA best in Mobile Startup innovation Nominees are:

MobileMonday Austria - Mobilizy
MobileMonday Bangalore - mobiSiteGalore
MobileMonday Barcelona - fonYou
MobileMonday Belfast - SpeechStorm
MobileMonday Bergen - ComCom
MobileMonday Berlin - spendino
MobileMonday Bogota - RedSalvavidas
MobileMonday Brussels - Getyoo
MobileMonday Buenos Aires - Beepoint
MobileMonday Caracas - Consorcio Si-SMS
MobileMonday Copenhagen - Cepa Mobility
MobileMonday Dallas - Wave Integrated Marketing Solutions
MobileMonday Dublin - Locle
MobileMonday Dusseldorf - Yoose
MobileMonday Edinburgh - Mobile Acuity
MobileMonday Estonia - TaxiPal
MobileMonday Frankfurt - match2blue
MobileMonday Hamburg - apprupt
MobileMonday Hungary - InfomatiX
MobileMonday Jakarta - dotus indonesia
MobileMonday Kuala Lumpur - CWorks Mobile
MobileMonday Lithuania - SendFlow
MobileMonday London - Audioboo
MobileMonday Madrid - Tooio
MobileMonday Malmö - Color Monkey
MobileMonday Medellin - Industrialmedia
MobileMonday Melbourne - Callernizer
MobileMonday Mexico - Binbit
MobileMonday Mid-Atlantic - Amphetamobile
MobileMonday Milan - Soundtrckr
MobileMonday Mumbai - Umundo
MobileMonday Munich - Aloqa
MobileMonday New Delhi - Voicetap Technologies
MobileMonday New York - PercentMobile
MobileMonday Oslo - Bipper Communication
MobileMonday Paris - Presselite
MobileMonday Rest of EMEA - Layar
MobileMonday Rio de Janeiro - iMusica
MobileMonday Rome - Mobnotes
MobileMonday Sao Paulo - Atope
MobileMonday Shanghai - mInfo
MobileMonday Silicon Valley - CloudMade
MobileMonday Singapore - Just Mobile
MobileMonday Slovenia - Visionect
MobileMonday Sofia - Bianor
MobileMonday Stockholm - MoSync
MobileMonday Tel Aviv - waze
MobileMonday Vancouver - Sort Shots

The finalists chosen to the Innovation Awards will be announced on January 25, 2010. They will present along with the winners in the other categories chose by our partner networks (see below).

The event takes on February 15, 2010 in Barcelona at the Petit Palau of Palau de la Musica. Registration to attend this event opens on January 19.

About the Mobile Premier Awards

The Mobile Premier Awards are the biggest mobile startup innovation competition and event in the world and the point of reference in startup premiers during the Mobile World Congress on February 15, 2010 in Barcelona. The awards are organized in collaboration with some of the main networks in the industry including MobileMonday, Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF), MEX, MobileActive.org, Women 2.0 and the Women in Mobile Data Association.

This year we have received over 600 startup submissions from all continents to the different awards.

* MPA in Innovation - The classic peer-reviewed, global grassroots competition where MobileMonday chapters nominate a local startup to eventually pitch in Barcelona.
* MPA in Marketing - The best startup in Mobile Marketing - in partnership in partnership with the Mobile Marketing Association.
* MPA in Entertainment - The best startup in Mobile Entertainment in partnership with the Mobile Entertainment Forum.
* MPA in User Experience - The best startup in Mobile User Experience in partnership with MEX.
* MPA in Social Change - The best startup using mobile for social change in partnership with MobileActive.org.
* MPA in Female Entrepreneurship - The best woman-lead mobile startup in partnership with Women 2.0 and the Women in Mobile Data Association.

The Mobile Premier Awards are a once a year opportunity to reach the most influential professionals and companies in innovation in the mobile industry and so it offers unique opportunities for visibility and communication. If you are interested, ask us for some more information at info(AT)mobilepremierawards(DOT)com.

The Mobile Premier Awards online

  • Please use hashtag #mpa10 in your online communications.

14 Jan 2010

Mobile Premier Awards at Mobile World Congress – vote for the #momolo entrant now!

Hello folks --
I'm afraid we've had a bit of a snafu with our selection of a nominee for the Mobile Premier Awards in Barcelona on Feb 15 (http://www.mobilepremierawards.com/). The deadline for submission of the nominee for the Mobile Monday category has taken us a bit by surprise -- It's our fault, we weren’t paying close enough attention to the emails we got from the MPA team.

In any case, we (Jo, Dan, Helen & Alex) have gone through the companies that nominated themselves and come up with a short list of nominees. We need to pick one of them to put forward to the final in Barcelona on Monday 15th February during Mobile World Congress. Dan has put these into a simple Yahoo! poll, which will be open for voting until end-of-day (midnight, UK time) today (Thursday the 14th January).
The poll is here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/momolondon/surveys?id=2264209

Our nominees are:

Audioboo - http://www.dotopen.com/organizations/view/audioboo  http://twitter.com/audioboo  http://audioboo.fm

Little World Gifts - http://www.dotopen.com/organizations/view/little-world-gifts http://twitter.com/lwgifts http://littleworldgifts.com

Flook by Ambient Industries - http://www.dotopen.com/organizations/view/flook http://twitter.com/ambientwit  http://flook.it

Zkatter - http://www.dotopen.com/organizations/view/zkatter-ltd  http://twitter.com/zkatter  http://zkatter.com

Apologies if the voting URL gets corrupted or you can’t read it for some reason - if it does, just login into the yahoo group, visit "Polls" on the left-hand navigation bar and vote from there. Good luck to the nominees and let the voting begin!

You must be an existing registered member of our Yahoo! Group to vote and we will not be processing any new memberships until after the voting has closed tonight.

If you have any questions on this please contact Dan Appelquist. He’s in charge of this one!

Get voting folks!!