11 Feb 2014

Mobile Miscellany, 12 Feb 2014, Next Event 17 Feb, MWC, Free stuff, Grants, Prizes and much more ...

In this bumper Miscellany - a few spaces left for our super star line up on Acceleration and Finance on Monday, a £10,000 prize, some free tickets to WIPJam at MWC, discounts, info about funding and well, read on ...

Next Event: Monday 17th Feb, Acceleration and Finance

We couldn't really have a more impressive line up for Monday's event to discuss Acceleration and Finance, representing Techstars London, DFJ Esprit, NESTA, PixelPin, Microsoft Ventures and Wayra Europe. We have a couple of spaces left, more details and registration at Eventbrite.

Google Cloud Platform - Up Close and Personal

Our wonderful annual sponsors Google Cloud Platform are holding a morning event on 28th Feb at their offices in Victoria to help technical leaders understand more about their impressive offering. As well as in-depth sessions there will be 1:1 architectural guidance and networking.

Find out more and register here. Limited places, hurry!

Developer Economics - State of the Developer Nation

The team over at Vision Mobile has once again done a fabulous job of preparing Developer Economics Q1 2014 report. I do find this "essential" reading to track what people are thinking about the platforms for their product developments. If you're into Apps or Mobile Web products this is an absolute Must Read, and it's free!

GSMA MWC WIPJam Ticket Giveaway

Our friends over at GSMA have a number of free passes that they'd like to provide to Mobile Monday London members and The Mobile Academy alumni.

This is what you get:

  • 3 days of WIPJam Devcon & Hackathon from Monday to Wednesday in Fira Montjuic (Hall M5)
  • 1 day of  WIPJam Awards, Wrap-up and Swagathon on Thursday at Fira Gran Via 
  • 1 day EVP pass to MWC on Thursday

Note: If you already have an MWC pass, you will have free access to WIPJam so don't apply! Find out more about WIPJam and more importantly enter here for a chance of winning one of the free passes! First come, first served.

TSB offers 75% funding towards £33k Feasibility Studies

The Technology Strategy Board has £2M to award to feasibility studies from small and micro companies. You can get up to 75% public funding for projects up to £33k. If that's interesting, read more.

EU €79bn Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 launched 31 Jan - promising less red tape, more attractiveness to small businesses, so what's holding you back from seeing what might be in it for you?

DevLab LIVE - win £2,500 or even £10,000

In case you're not showed, jammed and hacked out following MWC, or alternatively if you're not going to MWC, check out DevLab LIVE which is a 3 day event 28th - 30th March. Talks on the Friday then a weekend hackathon in which you will work some of the UK's leading brands to tackle their challenges. More info and sign up at Eventbrite - 50% off before 28th Feb.

NaturalMotion and DeepMind: UK tech start-up exits

Since our last Miscellany it's been announced that NaturalMotion (who appeared at Demo Night April 2011 and spoke at our Jan 2012 event on Mobile Games) sold to Zynga for $527M. They join DeepMind who sold to Google for $400M earlier. Heady news and much to celebrate - hearty congrats to both and especially to NaturalMotion (can we call you alumni please!) - read more about this over at Monday's FT.

So what better news could there be to return to the topic of Acceleration and Finance? Hope you're feeling suitably challenged and emboldened, register now for Monday. Also check out The Mobile Academy the course we co-host with UCL for people developing new products & services - next course starts 25th March - speak to julia@mobilemonday.org.uk for more info.

Look forward to seeing you Monday and I do hope that like NaturalMotion your name will appear in a future Miscellany!