The Mobile Pitch Challenge
Mobile Monday’s Chicago does this once a year and its one of the best times to come and hear interesting business ideas that people are working on. Its also a great networking opportunity. We do request that you RSVP only if you intend to come since space will be limited. Hot on the heels of Level Up that presented a few months back, we have 2 mobile payment solutions pitches! Full details and registration here.
We’ve selected the 5 finalists for the pitch event -
Echo Mobile Payments (Trent McMurray, CEO) – Their target market is small to medium businesses, looking for an economical alternative to accepting credit card payments and empowering mobile employees to accept payments anywhere. By the time of the Pitch Challenge, they will have a mobile application for the iOS, Android and Windows.
Arc Mobile (Tyler Mendoza, CEO) - Arc Mobile is the first app based mobile payment system that is truly mobile and targeted to the service sector. We have created a revolutionary way of gathering check data that enables Arc to allow guests to pay and split a bill from their phone without QR codes, NFC or any additional hardware for the merchant. We are also the first platform to accept ACH payments which allows us to save merchants on Credit Card Processing Fees.
SparkReel (Matt Gibbs and Adam Hirsen, Co-Founders) – The definitive platform for easily sharing mobile videos with the right audience. It aims to create a community where people can create and join purpose-driven groups (private or public) to share mobile videos. SparkReel is device and OS agnostic, allowing anyone with a smartphone to easily contribute video moments to a group without having to download an app. e.g. http://www.sparkreel.com/g/flying
Curve (Peter Jameson, CEO) – The digital calendars we use today are based on a design that’s over 500 years old. They’re boring, unfriendly and one dimensional. Despite these challenges, the calendaring system has become the largest social network in the world. Curve reimagines what the digital calendar can be. Forget boring. Curve is completely visual, simple to use and works behind the scenes to keep your world organized. Curve works with existing calendars like Outlook, Google, Yahoo! and many others. With Curve, you’ll be visualizing your life in minutes.
MobileX Labs (Daniel Novaes, CEO) - Provides a mobile application platform where users can create fully functional UI/UX minded apps for IOS and Android without knowing code that cost significantly less than creating an app via a developer or dev studio. Our service allows for users to create professional looking apps and manage them from the web within our content management system. Our service integrates with many of the services our clients already use in the industry. Our service started off focusing on the entertainment industry, but we have been building it out to assist other brands and industries as well. It is our main goal to change the way brands engage with fans in addition to creating an additional source of revenue for our clients.
The short pitches will be followed by Q&A and an audience choice award. Should be fun! If there is enough interest, we may do a rapid-fire round of pitches (1 minute each) in addition to the above. Please comment below if you are interested.