Money in Mobile Contest
From our good friend Andy at mobiThinking, we’ve just been made aware of a contest that is “ridiculously easy” for UK Mobile people. Hurry, though – the deadline is 31 May 2011:
BLN Money in Mobile Award: it’s free and ridiculously easy to enter, deadline for entry May, 31 2011
Here’s a great opportunity for a young UK mobile company to get some free exposure and see how you measure up to your contemporaries. As part of the Money in Mobile Forum (London, June 14 2011), 10 companies will given the platform to pitch their companies in front of the conference audience and the competition judges (who include 16 venture capitalists). These pitches will also be recorded and posted on the Web. The winner will be the company that the judges conclude will be the one that is most likely to make money in mobile for its clients.
The frustrating thing about most competitions is that the judging usually takes place behind closed doors so the only people that get to hear your pitch are the judges (some competition organizers don’t even bother to publish details on their Websites of why the winners won), so this is an attractive format.
This has also got to be the easiest competition to enter. All you have to do is fill out your details and explain in 100 words how your business uses mobile to make money for other companies. Any mobile company can enter as long as they are a) privately held and b) have paying customers.
If you are one of the 10 short-listed companies you receive a free pass for the Money in Mobile Forum. What do you have to lose? Plus you have the chance to win the best-in-show award, an iPad and lot’s of exposure for your company.
Nominate your company by 12 noon GMT, May 31, 2001.
The competition judges include: Balderton Capital, DFJ Esprit, Fidelity Growth Partners, Octopus Ventures, Advent Ventures, Highland Capital, Accel Partners, Fidelity Growth Partners, Angels Seed Fund, Intel Capital, Vodafone Ventures, Balderton Capital, m8 Capital, Pentech Ventures, PROfounders Fund, MMC Ventures, Doughty Hanson, The BLN, NextWomen.com, Mobile Marketing Magazine and mobiThinking.
Speakers at the Money in Mobile Forum include: Tesco.com, Out There Media, comScore, Handmade Mobile, Snaptu, Amobee Media Systems, Mobile Interactive Group, Golden Gekko, INQ Mobile, InMobi, GetJar, GAMESbrief, Volume, Groupon, Ixonos, BOKU, Eagle Eye Solutions and eBay Classifieds.
Closer to the time mobiThinking will be running a competition to win free tickets for Money in Mobile Forum, so stay tuned.