Masabi walked away from the recent Mobile Monday competition with one of the top prizes on offer – a place on the UKTI stand at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona!
Going head-to-head for one of three coveted places on the stand, 11 companies each made a 3 minute Dragon’s Den-style presentation to impress the judges, followed by a 5 minute Q&A. The time enforcement was rigorous and the standard of competition was extremely high, so high in fact that the judges eventually decided to award four places!
Top honours went to Masabi, for our mobile phone transport ticketing technology; Private Planet, who pitched an impressive cloud computing platform; Deltenna, for their Wifi router that runs off 3G signals; and Input Dynamics, who presented their acoustic user-interface for mid-tier mobile phones.
The stand - which we’re very excited about - will provide Masabi with an unprecedented level of exposure for our mobile ticketing technology, allowing us to showcase it to the international A-list of the mobile world.
Commiserations go to the runners-up, who pitched a wealth of innovative and vibrant ideas, and will surely be ones to watch for the future. They won’t be too disappointed though, as they also won a free pass each to the show. An honourable mention goes to PassivSystems, whose home energy-saving device and mobile app narrowly missed out on a top spot, despite delivering an exemplary presentation and product.
Thanks to everyone that attended, and to UKTI and MoMo for organising the competition!
See you in Barça in February!