Mobile Premier Awards – Hope to See You There

The final agenda for Team Rudy’s Mobile Premier Awards has been announced – you can read all about it here..

It’s one of my favourite events of the year and it’ll be the fourth year I’ve been on the jury – I’ve been involved since the beginning – and it gets better and bigger every year. If you’re in Barcelona for MWC, you really should make a point of going. And if you’re not in Barcelona, are you sure you’re reading the right blog?

This year, I’m very pleased to have been asked to give a keynote, along with Accel’s Rich Wong (who also sits on the AdMob Board). I’m going to try and distill some of my experiences (good and bad) in mobile startups into a 10 minute talk. Quite a challenge.

The MPA’s themselves feature the best start ups (early and emerging stage) chosen by local Mobile Monday chapters throughout the world. Then, the best 20 are selected to present for 3 minutes at the Awards themselves. If you’re one of the lucky few, I’ll put a few tips on a subsequent post, which I recommend you read. From an attendee point of view, you get an afternoon seeing some of the best startups in the world, but it’s also intimate enough to meet everyone in both the breaks and also if you attend the dinner afterwards. You can see the kind of variety the Awards attract from my write-up last year.

One of the great thing about the Awards is that there are three ways to win! You can win a Jury award, where a bunch of “experts” (that’s where I come in) cast their vote. But the audience gets to vote too, as well as Mobile Monday chapters.

I hope you can come and if you do, please try and make a point of coming and saying hello. I tend to be quite busy at these things, but feel free to come and join the conversation.

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