Bringing the Community Together @MWC!
The global race is now underway for companies, industries, and countries to win the innovation game in the mobile information society. One of the more unusual grassroots models of mobile innovation comes from the global MobileMonday network, a community of passionate developers, startups, influencers and investors in more than 150 hubs around the world from trenches of Addis Ababa to Washington.
State of the Mobile Nations Address (content partner Vision Mobile and IBM)
MobileMonday has members in the trenches from Adelaide to Zurich. We’ll kick-off sharing inside intell. from the Developer Economics Report by Vision Mobile and an important announcements from MoMo community. Knowledge is Power.
Chair of the session: Madanmohan Rao, Author and MobileMonday Research Director
Welcome Jari Tammisto, CEO MobileMonday Global
Distilling market noise into market sense – Developer Economics Report Insights
Andreas Constantinou, Managing Director, Vision Mobile
Strategic viewpoint, Mobile Application Development Platform, why do you need one?
Miku Jha, IBM Software Group Mobile Product Management
Where the Money Meets the Talent (content partner Grow VC)
We have CEO’s from AppCampus, Caspian Investment Centre, Grow VC, Nexit Ventures and many more on-stage for a deep dive Q&A sessions on emerging funding models. Biz-Dev. requires more than just cash; defining products, markets, mentors and clients are also critical and The Crowd is a key strength of our open global platform.
The presentations, views, and discussions looks for answers, for example, to the following questions:
■ How do we see the future of VC funds?
■ Disruptive funding models – trend for short–long term?
■ Do we have hype in the trend of incubators and local startup funding?
■ How can we find models that different kind of investors could better work together?
■ What kind of companies will make big success stories in mobile business during the next 2 years?
Chair of the session: Ajit Jaokar, Author and Founder of Futuretext and Feynlabs
Introduction and challenges on new models of the funding market
Jouko Ahvenainen, Chairman, Grow VC
Krishna Visvanathan, Partner, DFJ Esprit
Views and discussion by panel:
Artturi Tarjanne, Partner Nexit Ventures
Lionel Slusny Founder, Loft Finance and Board Member, European Crowdfunding Network
Rahim Adatia, Director, PayPal
11:40 Regional accelerators and investors, Kevin McManus, Liverpool Region Development Organisation
Corporate and University collaboration, Pekka Sivonen, Head, AppCampus
Corporate venturing and incubators, Gary Stewart, Executive Director, Wayra Spain
Meet with MoMo leaders who organize our events worldwide, and their most innovative community members. They bring strong market knowledge and valuable network contacts. We’ll host a Lightning Round featuring the most exciting developments on the ground in their respective regions!
MoMo Chapters that will be present include:
Athens, Baku, Bangalore, Bangkok, Bogota, Brussels, Bucharest, Brisbane, Cape Town, Caracas, Chisinau, Delhi, Dubai, Dublin, Durban, Dusseldorf Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Johannesburg, LA, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Oulu, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sofia, Tampere, Tel Aviv, Timisoara, and Tokyo
Session chair Madanmohan Rao
Growth market trends and opportunities:
Gulf region, Alper Celen, Managing Partner, COMMIT Network, Founder MobileMonday Dubai and Riyadh
Caspian region, Elshan Musayev, CEO and President, Caspian Investment Centre, Founder MobileMonday Baku
Latin America, João Kepler Braga, Serial Entrepreneur and investor, Member of Brazil’s Angels Group
India, Milind Pathak, Head of Global Business, One97 Communications
Case Omegawave – From Soviet Union space medicine into USA and professional sports, and again to Finland to be named as the most potential mobile service in 2012.
Case MobileMonday Silicon Valley Accelerator Program
MobileMonday around the globe – meet the chapters from all parts of the world
Cava Time – Wheels Up Networking
Provided by Jolla
Wrapping-up the week, we’ll have the masses mixing for drinks and one last chance to make what might well be some of the best contacts at MWC this year!
For more details, please visit: http://www.mobilemonday.net