When: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 from 9am to 5.30pm
Where: University of Bath Innovation Centre (UBIC)
Places are limited, but free thanks to our sponsor the ICT-KTN
What is it: From Summly to Parse, today’s ‘hero’ start-ups are mobile to the core. So whether you want to sell vintage clothes, create a community of fans or publish another shade of grey, if you don’t have a mobile strategy, you don’t have a business. openMIC#17 is all about how to turn those mobile apps, communities and platforms into mobile businesses.
Russell Hall – Hailocab
One of the original London Taxi Drivers who set up what has become the best Taxi Booking app Hailocab. Russ will tell us the story of how he and 2 cabbie friends developed the idea and how investors made it a reality.
Simon Davies – Yakatak
Simon was part of the team that sold SnapTu to Facebook in 2011. Simon is now developing Yakatak a provider of consumer mobile services and is an inaugural member of BBC Worldwide Labs.
Ben Atherton – Samba Mobile
Following senior roles at Mobile Operators Ben founded Samba Mobile that allows their users to access mobile data networks through Dongles and Tablet SIM cards for free by viewing targeted video adverts from top brands.
Geoff Anderson – Founder of PixelPin
After years as a technical consultant Geoff founded PixelPin to solve the problem of logins and passwords. PixelPin allows a user to sign in by clicking on specified parts of one of their images.
Chris Book – CEO of Bardowl and Organiser of openMIC
Chris will tell his personal Entrepreneurship story about founding and growing Bardowl a new Audiobook streaming service for iPhones.