Mobile Monday Spain is proud to announce its partnership with the Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition. For the first time, Spanish mobile startups can now compete with other European companies in this competition.

We’d like to call all the talented startups in mobile in our network in Spain to participate! Read below for details to participate to the competition, deadline is June 12!

Vodafone Mobile Clicks is an international contest to identify and develop the best, most innovative mobile internet start-ups.  Announced at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, the closing date for entries is midnight CET on 12th June, 2011.

Already known as the biggest start-up competition of its kind, this year’s Vodafone Mobile Clicks is open to seven markets. Any start-up in Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Turkey or the United Kingdom that has a mobile site, service or application can compete for the €225,000 prize fund.

Judging will take place over three rounds. Firstly, each competing market will draw up a shortlist of their five best submissions, then a local winner will be selected. Lastly, all seven local winners will be invited to represent their country in a live final at the PICNIC festival in the Netherlands on 15th – 16th September 2011, where the overall winner will be chosen.

This year’s high-profile judges include Rudy de Waele, founder of Mobile 2.0 Europe and dotopen; Peter Barry, Head of VC and Start-up at Vodafone Ventures; Paul Jozefak, Managing Partner at Mobile VC; Reshma Sohoni, Partner at Seedcamp, and Lee Epting, Director of Content Services at Vodafone Group. Each judge will score entries based on five criteria:

  1. Originality, creativity and innovativeness
  2. Technical and operational feasibility
  3. Economic and financial viability
  4. Value to end-users
  5. The quality of the management team (e.g. their experience, knowledge, skills, relationships)

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain expert feedback for your entry, both qualitatively and quantitatively from all of the jury members. And if your entry reaches the finals, then you’ll also benefit from our extensive PR and coverage.

If you have the inspiration and desire to be the best, then enter today!

Submit Your Entry

Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011 is open to all mobile-related start-up companies, businesses, institutions and all other organisations in the joining countries of this years’ competition, full entry criteria here and competition terms & conditions here.

*If you don’t already have an account on Vodafone developer then you’ll need to register to submit your entry. Just click the Submit button above and you’ll be taken to the registration page.

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Mobile Design Conference

Mobile Design Conference & Workshop

Designing The Networked City

BCN Design Week 21/10/21010

Mobile Design ConferenceAfter the great success of the first Mobile Design Session during the Barcelona Design Week 2009, this year we present the first Mobile Design Conference an interactive one-day conference inviting professionals to discuss and co-create around the theme of “the networked city”. Speakers include: Kevin Slavin, Matt Jones, Usham Haque, Fabien Girardin and with special a participation by Liz Sanders.

Morning Conference: Designing for the Networked City

Knowing that currently more then 80 % of Europeans live in cities urges us to better understand how these new mobile ecosystems work. Particularly navigating the complex relationships between mobile technologies, infrastructure, private and public stakeholders becomes increasingly important for any designer working in this space.

For this second Mobile Design Conference, we’re inviting some of the most forward-thinking leaders in Mobile, Co-Creation, and Urban Design who will share their view on the role of design in an increasingly complex ecosystem and the challenges they see lying ahead: designing mobile services for a total mobile user city experience, respecting the needs of the user within her environment.

•    Kevin Slavin – Co-Founder and Chairman of AREA/CODE Entertainment
•    Matt Jones – Director of Design at BERG
•    Usham Haque, Director of HAQUE Design + Research Ltd
•    Fabien Girardin, Co-Founder de Lift Lab
*Session in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish

Afternoon Workshop – MDC Lab: Co-Creating for the Networked City

This years’ Mobile Design Conference is proud to present the MDC Lab: a co-creation workshop lead by Liz Sanders with expert participation of the Mobile Design Conference speakers Kevin Slavin, Matt Jones, Usham Haque, Fabien Girardin.

In this unique opportunity, you will interact with some of the industry’s leading innovators co-creating 2D and 3D visualizations of ideas and challenges around the future of networked urbanism. Combined with the industry insight of our speakers you will experience state of the art user centered design methodologies. This workshop is aimed at professionals interested in the outlook and potential of Mobile Technologies and Urban Living

*Session in English

Sessions organised by: BCD In collaboration with: dotopen
Registration and price information can be found here http://barcelonadesignweek.com/en/page.asp?id=311

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With 20 excellent nominees (5 for each competing country), the jury had a lot of difficulty to decide on the four finalists that will be invited to represent their country in a live final at PICNIC Festival, which will be held in the Netherlands on September 24th.

The four finalists that are still competing for the €150,000 total prize fund are:

Netherlands (Akvo Phone): A mobile application that allows live field-reporting for development aid project workers. Akvo Phone allows reports including pictures, text, phone identity, geographic location (GPS) and time stamp to be remotely submitted, freeing up time for field workers to get on with their jobs. Visit their website.

Portugal (Cardmobili): A comprehensive collection of membership and loyalty cards is gathered through crowd-sourcing as well as comprehensive searches of loyalty programs and then sent to the customer’s mobile phone. The digitalisation of opt-in loyalty cards, coupons and vouchers gives customers convenient and easy access to relevant purchase offers. Visit their website.

Spain (MALCOM): A mobile application lifecycle management system which is a revolution both for publishers and developers. The service – accessed through a simple web interface – takes the complexity, time and cost out of managing, updating and rolling out mobile applications, making it much more straightforward for application developers to manage their work. Visit their website.

UK (Roulette Cricket): Part of a new wave of mobile entertainment, so-called ‘2nd screen gaming’ gives fans a new way to engage with their favourite sport. Roulette Cricket is designed to be played whilst watching live sport, either at the ground, on TV or online, also allowing fans conveniently to place bets or friendly wagers via their mobile device. Visit their website.

Vote now for your favourite start-up!

It is now possible to vote for your favourite entry. At the live final, the ranking from the public vote will carry equal weighting to the vote of one official panel member. Vote now by visiting http://www.vodafonemobileclicks.com/vote and help your favourite entry win Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010!

At the final the winner and runner up will be chosen by a world class jury panel. Amongst them are mobile industry experts like Om Malik, Russell Buckley, Rudy de Waele and Robin Wauters. See http://www.vodafonemobileclicks.com/jury for the complete list.

The jury members that made the selection of the finalists possible

Global jury members:

- Rudy de Waele – Founder Mobile 2.0 Europe (www.m-trends.org)
- Peter Vesterbacka – Co-Founder Mobile Monday (www.mobilemonday.com)
- Wolfgang Schuster – Vodafone Ventures Europe (www.vodafone.com)
- Renato Valdés Olmos – Founder My Name is E and finalist VMC2009 (www.mynameise.com)

Local jury members that judged entries from their respective country:

- Belen Aparicio – Marketing Specialist (Vodafone Spain)
- Jochem Heerkens – Head of Postpaid Terminals Marketing (Vodafone Netherlands)
- Nuno Inácio – Product Manager (Vodafone Portugal)
- Glenn Millard – Product Manager (Vodafone UK)

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Mobile Monday Spain is proud to announce its partnership with the Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition. For the first time, Spanish mobile startups can now compete with other European companies in this competition.

We’d like to call all the talented startups in mobile in our network in Spain to participate! Read below for details to participate to the competition, deadline is August 22!

Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010, a competition to identify and develop the best, most innovative mobile internet start-ups is now running across four European markets – Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and UK.

The contest is open to any start-up with a great idea for a mobile site, service or application and entrants can compete for the €150,000 prize fund (€100,000 for 1st place and €50,000 to the runner-up) by submitting entries to www.vodafonemobileclicks.com.  The competition is open now, and the closing date for entries is midnight, August 22nd, 2010.

Each entry will be judged on five criteria: originality, creativity and innovation; technical and operational feasibility; economic and financial viability; value to end-users; and finally, on the quality of the management team.

The judging will take place over three rounds. Each competing market will draw up a shortlist of their five best local submissions, a winner will be selected from each shortlist and finally all local winners will be invited to represent their country in a live final at the PICNIC Festival in Holland on September 24th, 2010, where the overall winner will be chosen by a panel of mobile industry experts, including Om Malik, founder of the GigaOM Network, Russell Buckley, VP Global Alliances at Admob (recently acquired by Google), Peter Vesterbacka – Co-Founder Mobile Monday and Rudy De Waele, founder of Mobile 2.0 Europe and Mobile Monday Barcelona/Madrid.

Launched in 2008, Vodafone Mobile Clicks is a Vodafone initiative designed to accelerate innovation in the mobile internet sector across Europe.

Previous Vodafone Mobile Clicks winners include Layar, an Amsterdam-based company who developed an augmented reality service that allows mobile customers to see information on nearby points of interest by simply looking through a phone’s camera lens. Layar has recently announced a strategic partnership with phone manufacturers LG and Samsung.

For further information about the Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010 competition, or to enter your company, go to: http://www.vodafonemobileclicks.com

Here below are the Entry Criteria:

- Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010 is open to any individual aged 18 or over resident in the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain or the United Kingdom and to Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and UK-based start-up companies, businesses, institutions and all other organisations.

- Participants must be or must have the intention to become a start-up enterprise/business in the field of mobile internet products or services. Start-up in this context means that the enterprise/business must be less than 3 years old.

- Each participant may submit only one entry.

- Entries from Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2008 and 2009 may resubmit to Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010.

Good luck to all participants and we hope to see you at the finals at PICNIC!

You can also follow the action through Twitter @vmc2010 using the tag #vmc2010.

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Like it or not Apps are here, there and everywhere these days. Apps seem to have finally made content and services accessible to the mobile masses and of course it is a gold rush to the small screens.

While the developers and major industry players are finetuning their relationships to populate the App Stores and attract customers, some of the major consumer brands are starting to build interesting and challenging mobile apps to create more engagement with their customers.

For the next MobileMonday Barcelona on Mobile Branded Apps we invited some of the key players in Spain to share their experiences on this topic with us.

Our next event on April 26 in Barcelona Activa will include participations from Herraiz & Soto, Media Contacts / Havas Digital and Mobile Dreams.

Ruben Aparicio, CEO of MUBIQUO. From sales to sponsorship. Ruben will show the work they did for brands like ZARA, Barcelona Open, BancSabadell, and L’illa Diagonal mobile app implementations.

Marzban Cooper, Managing Director at Herraiz Soto & Co will present for the first time the Ommwriter application they developped for the iPad.

Salvador Carrillo, CEO of Mobile Dreams Factory will showcase the apps they made for IKEA and MINI and explain how developers can help to build relations with consumers through mobile applications.

Israel Ferrer, Business Developer of Bubiloop.com and founder of and.roid.es the biggest Android community in Spain will showcase trovit homes android application and explain his opinion on why brands have to take a look at Android.

Networking:
As usual, a networking party will follow the conference where participants will enjoy a glass of cava while sharing experiences about life and work. Attendance is free; all you need to do is register and/or confirm your presence for this event at www.mobilemondaybarcelona.com/subscribe/ to reserve one of the 150 seats available. Book now to avoid being left out!

  • 19h00 Registration and Pre-Networking
  • 19h30 Mobile Branded Apps presentations and discussion
  • 20h45 Cocktail and Networking Party
  • 21h30 End

Venue:

Barcelona Activa

Barcelona Activa
Llacuna 162, 08018 Barcelona
T. 93 401 97 77
barcelonactiva@barcelonactiva.cat
Metro: L1 (Glòries)
Bus: 7, 56, 60, 92, B21

Our Partners

Our thanks to Barcelona Activa for their invaluable support.

This event is organised by: dotopen in partnership with Barcelona Media.

MobileMonday is a community of mobile professionals organised around local networking events in almost 40 cities around the world. This open community promotes the mobile industry and fosters cooperation and networking among industry people and their companies by providing opportunities for personal and virtual contacts.

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