Looking back at previous App Showcases at TWS, it is great to see companies that at the time were just starting, and that today are doing quite well, for example 1) MapMyFitness, 2) Game Salad, 3) Tabbedout.
As part of the showcase, judges that include the founder of Tabbedout, the CFO of Phunware, and yours truly, will judge the companies based on
(1) Originality, (2) Impact, (3) Maturity and (4) Business Plan/Model. The judges for this year are:
* Maria Ocampo — Head of Publisher Services at Collider Media
* Rick Orr — Founder Tabbedout
* Alan Kane — CFO Phunware
* Brian Grigsby — General Partner, Corsa Ventures
* D Keith Casey Jr — Evangelist at Twilio
* C. Enrique Ortiz — Head of Products at Shango
For more information about the Texas Wireless Summit and registration, visit TWS web site http://TWSUMMIT.COM.
Wow, what a great MobileMonday Austin event we had last Monday Feb 22. With around 120 people attending, a great agenda and speakers, and a good time, it is safe to call the event a success. The opening by David, the demos by the various companies and the panel on Monetizing Mobile Apps moderated by Stacey was all great, diverse and well balanced.
A big thank you to our AWESOME sponsor Skyhook Wireless and special thanks to Kate and Ronda and Ted. And a big thank you to our speakers:
Ted Morgan, Skyhook Wireless
David Gill, The Nielsen Company
Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOM
Frank Hanzlik, Dell
Lance Obermeyer, Digby
Alan S. Knitowski, Phunware, Inc.
Michael Agustin, Gendai Games
Josh Williams, Gowalla
Larry Upton, Edioma
And thanks to Dell for the notebook-mini giveaway and to the Austin Wireless Alliance/ATI Wireless, RCR Wireless News and the Austin American Statesmen for helping spread out the word about the event. And of course thanks to all the attendees.
Next is SXSW Interactive on March 12-16; hope to see you all there. On Saturday March 13 I will be running the Wireless Future15, don’t miss it!
And the next MobileMonday event is on March 15, 2010; the registration form is already up at http://www.mobilemondayaustin.com. Stay tuned by visiting the MoMo Austin website and this mailing list for further details.
Mark your calendars! The next MobileMonday Austin event is scheduled for December 7, 2009, 5:30-8pm.
For this event we will have a number of Central Texas Technology Incubators come in and talk about what and how they help local mobile developers and start-ups. We will also have a local Angel investor present on “Funding Sources”. And we will have some local companies demo their mobile products. It is going to be a very interesting and informative event!
When: December 7, 2009, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Topic: Central Texas Technology Incubators, Funding Sources and Mobile Apps Demo Night