The mobile ecosystem: get insights and learn tips and tricks!
You’re an entrepreneur, an investor, a developer or simply a guy passionate about new technologies? So get the opportunity to attend the 2nd Swiss Mobicamp, taking place on 1st November 2012 in Bern.
Absolutely unique in Switzerland (and maybe also in neighbouring countries? I’d love to be aware of similar events abroad!), the organizers have prepared a serie of interesting talks, workshops, 1-to-1 meeting with industry experts (named the “Mobile Clinic”).
There’s even a pitch competition (the “Dragon Den”), where 5 preselected start-ups will fight to win the CHF 5’000.- award (no cash, but some material useful advantages like ticket entrances to Mobile World Congress, etc.) in a Pecha Kucha (20 seconds per slide) mode.
Renowned experts like Andreas Constantinou will give some insights on industry trends, useful tips to understand the difference of mobile OS and some ideas for the renewal of the Telecommunication companies. James Money, from GetJar (largest independent App Store), will present some effective strategies to build an audience and monetize it.
Other workshops include designing user experiences, how to use Public Relations to boost your downloads (and your sales!), a session to improve your pitch and one to learn all you should know before developing an app for Windows Phone 8 (which is the new cool platform, according to VisionMobile).
But the most unconventional moment of the program is the “Capital On Stage” session. We’re used to see founders pitching their idea to an investor audience. During this presentation, you’ll see the opposite: investors trying to convince entrepreneurs how smart they are and how valuable they can be for start-ups. Martin, the organizer of Swiss Mobicamp, has successfully brought Arjen Strijker, initiator of CapitalOnStage, which hold its first edition in London in March 2012. Really cool moment I’m really looking forward!
It’s the first time we’ll see such a pitching session in Switzerland, but it could (should?) become more common in the future… I’m definitely fan (even before seeing it!) as the investor/entrepreneur’s relationship is often too unbalanced. Remember that VC’s exist only because there are entrepreneurs!
I’ve been at the first edition of Swiss Mobicamp in January and I can only recommend the
event. You won’t get funded during this event (don’t dream too much), but you’ll learn some pretty good stuff. And it’s a big networking opportunity, as you’ll meet hundreds of like-minded people.
What do you think? Is this event something you’d like to attend? If yes, use the little 10% discount (code: startupolic) I’ve negotiated for you (only on startup and SME’s ticket – investors normally should have enough money ;-)!). This discount is only valid for 10 days (until 26th of August), so don’t wait to register now to 2nd Swiss Mobicamp!