2 Feb 2014

Mobile Miscellany, 3 Feb 2014, Next Event, 17th Feb, Finance and Acceleration, Google to sponsor MoMoLo ...

January really was the wettest on record, well done weather, how about celebrating that success by taking a break for February? While we cross our fingers on the weather, we have some things to look forward to in the coming month.

Google Cloud Platform are Annual Supporters
To say that we're delighted to welcome the Google Cloud Platform team as annual supporters of Mobile Monday London would be to understate our emotion! Please join us in welcoming them on board, we're really looking forward to working with them.

Last Event: CeBIT Stand Competition Finals
Next, let's congratulate the worthy winners of the competition for free stand space courtesy of UKTI at CeBIT Hannover. Read about what happened at the competition in the event round up, here.

Next Event: Acceleration and Finance, 17th Feb
Our next event is the latest chapter in our long running series on Finance for Start-Ups. Once again the inimitable John Spindler will be in the chair, but before he sits down he'll be explaining what the options for funding are in his updated 15 minute whistle stop tour. John's presentation is a national treasure, or should be, it contains an amazing amount of information in a very short space.

The focus of this event will be Accelerators. There are lots of them, there will soon be more. The questions: "What does it take to get on an Acceleration programme?" and "How much do investors value them?" will undoubtedly be among the topics of discussion. 

We'll be announcing who will be joining John shortly, and we'll open registration in something over a week.

The Mobile Academy Spring 2014 – 25th March to 27th May
“Need to Know Mobile” Talks, Workshops and Surgeries with Industry Experts in Business, Design and How to work with technology on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 
  • 20% off with this link
  • More information and testimonials: themobileacademy.org.uk 
  • Co-hosted with UCL with many expert tutors from our the MoMoLo community, it is also CPD Certified

API Architecture Summit (Free Event) – Feb 6th
The Mobile Academy Tutor Ronnie Mitra, Layer7, is organising this event, register here

Start-ups with something to show off at Mobile World Congress…
20 developers per day to show off their apps, services or tools at the WIPJam Developer Showcase - apply by midday 7th Feb - wip.org

And if you are going to MWC, check out the talks being staged by our friends over at UKTI and ICT KTN - an interesting and mixed agenda - check it out and register here.

Discounts to SES London, 10-13 Feb 2014, Europe’s leading digital marketing conference
"Built for digital marketers by digital marketers", we’ve managed to secure a discounted rate of £400 ticket prices - quote SESL14016 at registration. Visit seslondon.com to find out more and stop by to see our academy tutors, Alex Meisl and Meaghan Fitzgerald at the Meet the Experts "Mobile Marketing" session on the Tuesday

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Aimed specifically at growth businesses - around £1M turn over (not start ups or corporates), this programme is fully funded, there is a selection process (you cannot pay to attend). Find out more, including briefings in February and March, here.

Smartphone Sales Topped 1 billion in 2013
Personally, I'm still sad that the UK billion is now the same as a US billion (geeky link), but that's because I'm a linguistic irredentist and that isn't relevant to this factoid. If you missed the news you can read about it here. Samsung in with 31% market share ... that's an awful lot of phones.

Keep dry