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Invitation to MoMo Jakarta 8-Nov: Mobile Social Platform

We know that social networking is really BIG in Indonesia and mobile is playing a significant role in that area. In fact mobile is now a social tools. In the social world, it is not good to be in your island, interconnection, opening up API’s are getting more common.

RIM/BlackBerry, for example, has announced recently that they are opening their BlackBerry Messenger API for 3rd party developers. BBM is definitely a popular service, 28 million of users, 2000 new users being added every hour.

Join us on November 8th, 2010 for MobileMonday Networking Event – “Mobile as Social Platform” to hear from the industry players and to meet your peers.

Event details:

  • Date: Monday, 8 November 2010
  • Time: 18.00 – onwards
  • Venue: FCone, FX Mall, 7th Floor, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Jakarta

Speakers:

  • Mike Kirkup – Director of Developer Relations, RIM, “BBM as Social Platform”
  • Steven Goh – CEO, mig33, “Social Gaming Platform”
  • Satya Witoelar (tbc) – CTO, Koprol, “Social Location Platform”

Please go to our registration page: http://www.mobilemonday.co.id/events/register-to-event

This event is proudly sponsored by this year’s Platinum Sponsor, Research in Motion, the creator of BlackBerry smartphones.

See you there!
MobileMonday Indonesia

PS. We will give away few very nice devices for the lucky attendees… :-)

Summary: October 4 Event – MobileMonday Anniversary

It really felt great to see the familiar and new faces on the crowd last night. Also it was good to celebrate with more than 170 attendees that share the same passion for innovation and collaboration. That’s the core ideas of this MobileMonday – 10 years of driving mobile innovation worldwide … and 3 years in Indonesia.

Special thanks to Research in Motion the maker of BlackBerry for sponsoring and helping make this events and future events happening.

Recap. As usual.

We sent @asnugraha to spend almost a whole week in a cold Helsinki and Tallinn, obviously not for nothing. He is one eyewitness of how the world is watching closely Indonesia – as one of the most potential country in mobile field. (Even chairing a WIPJam session with Linda of Kenya). We have to be proud of living and breathing in Indonesia.

The Fin/Est event was also a great success. We had the Peer Awards final. And we’ve visited and heard the pitch of a bunch of innovative companies and start ups there.

This year’s Peer Awards 2010 has 2 categories: Base of The Pyramid and Future Potential. The first one awards innovations that cater for the needs of people in the base of pyramid. While the latter is dedicated to leading edge technologies that potentially can impact the mobile landscape.

Base of the Pyramid winner is Alex Nyika of xrystalgenius coming from Nairobi/Kenya. He won through his iCheki application – which is basically an LBS application that tracks the arrivals (schedules) of public bus in Kenya. End user can access the ETA of buses, through SMS. Imagine if we can have one for our lovely Busway….

Runner up for this category is Rehan Allahwala of Super Technologies, Inc. from Karachi/Pakistan. His entry was a health management system that allows all stakeholders in the health care ecosystem to communicate and access common medical records. And especially it’s available as SMS application as well.

Now that’s really a way to leverage SMS.

Coming to the Future Potential category, the winner is Efrat Barit of Ringbow from Israel. The recent touch-based UI trends is what sparks this innovation, they’re planning to add new interactivity dimension to the touch UI. It’s probably easier just to show you the video of what it’s capable of… rather that describing it lengthly in words. (I tried and I kinda failed).

Ringbow on YouTube

The runner up, and a service that I really admire, is Silje Vallestad of Bipper from Norway. She’s a mother of three that didn’t have past mobile experience. The service came from her concern of her kids safety related to mobile. Bipper aims to limit, track, and secure kids that are using mobile phones. The service is launching in Norway currently.

Of course there’s another great innovations, shown by the other finalists. Check out their website for more information:

There are a couple more interesting companies from the Fin/Est, for example TaxiPal, Yrgel Entertainment, APE Payment, Yoga Systems Intelligent Building Systems, Sportlyzer… Skype (yes, it’s Estonian start-up), Rovio (Angry Bird!!), and so on. Search #mmsummit in twitter for some highlights of what they do.

Next on stage of @idmomo were Johan Kremer and Krishna. Both from RIM. Johan showed us a glimpse of what’s happening in DevCon… talking about PlayBook and the opening up of BB Social Platform API (BBM API) – hear ye! hear ye! Exciting…

Also of utmost importance, carrier billing functionality is coming to AppWorld! This is an important monetization channel for developer. Often it is proved to be one that can drive application purchase due to convenience and trust.

Closing the session was Pak Krish Pribadi @KrishDamoto VP Digital Music and Content Development. Pak Krish shared about his view on the future of VAS industry. Definitely content is becoming important focus of telco – expected to generate 25% of total telco revenue. And this is the “do good” stuff that we can do – VAS can generate business for entrepreneurs.

He also noted that the current VAS is still dominated by 3 types: music/RBT, soccer and game. And a long tail… To succeed and drive VAS market, let’s do the right pricing, market education, and suitable business model.

We closed the session around 19.30 for dinner… Four very lucky people can bring home shiny BlackBerry handsets that night… Another lucky man (Remko!) got a nice goodies from RIM as well. So did you regret you didn’t come?

See you next month!

Keep innovating!

PS. Slides can be found here: sites.google.com/site/idmomogroup/download-slides

PPS. Photos? Yes, please head to our flickr page: here.

Invitation: October 4th Event – MoMo Anniversary!!!

Dear Friends of MobileMonday Indonesia,

Did you know that MobileMonday just turned 10 this year globally, and the Indonesian chapter is also 3 years old this October?

Did you miss us…? :-) You don’t have to anymore…… WE’RE BACK!!! New sponsor, but with the same theme, same spirit of collaboration, innovation, and the same community. Welcoming you back to MobileMonday Indonesia, we’re inviting you to join the upcoming event: MobileMonday Anniversary – Celebrating Community of Collaboration & Innovation.

We will formally introduce you to our new Platinum Sponsor: Research in Motion who is generously supporting us this year. Moreover, we will hear from their ecosystem partners how to develop new and exciting services. We can expect a lot of actions, insights, and business coming towards you!

Here’s the registration link: http://www.mobilemonday.co.id/events/register-to-event

And here’s the event details:

  • Date: Monday, 4 October 2010
  • Time: 18.00 onwards
  • Place: Amigos Restaurant, Bellagio Mall, Mega Kuningan (yes, feeling nostalgic…)

And the topic/speakers – delivering you the latest news from the industry gathering. We know that not everybody can go to Helsinki or San Francisco, but you need to know what’s happening there…:

  • MoMo Indonesia – “Updates from Mobile Summit 2010 – what’s up?”
  • Research in Motion (the BlackBerry!!) – “Updates from BlackBerry DevCon 2010″
  • Krish Pribadi – Telkomsel – “Future of Indonesia Mobile VAS Market (Telco’s Perspective)”
  • and you! — “Your Opinion Counts: What Do You Expect from Indonesian Mobile & MoMo?”

And one more thing, we’ll have some pleasant surprise for lucky and active attendees…

What are you waiting for? Please goto the registration link: http://www.mobilemonday.co.id/events/register-to-event

See you there!

MobileMonday Indonesia

3rd Annual South East Asia Com Event

Announcement for our partner – Informa Telecom & Media / IBC Asia.

This 20 – 21 July 2010, South East Asia Com returns to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and will provide the perfect opportunity for you to network and do business with key players from across the region and the wider international community.

Despite the global economic crisis last year, the South East Asian region’s telecom markets provide unique business opportunities with strong government support and plans for broadband growth developments.

Issuance of WiMAX licenses in Indonesia, 3G deployments in Vietnam, and ongoing LTE trials highlight just some of the vast potential in this high-growth region. Commitments by Tier 1 regional operators, coupled with emerging market operators investing in networks to fully take advantage of the growth opportunities., demonstrate the state of ongoing activities and reinforce the avenues for business growth across the region.

To build on this momentum of subscriber growth and users demand for high bandwidth, the 3rd Annual South East Asia Com program addresses the most pressing issues and challenges faced by the region’s stakeholders, with the most influential and leading operators and regulators sharing their plans, strategies and directions.

Learn from the expert speaker panel, including CxO operator representatives and senior decision makers from across the telecoms value chain. Benefit from the in-depth knowledge of these leading regional players, and discover how you can apply the lessons learnt from their first-hand experiences to your business.

This year’s event will also feature a brand new expanded agenda, including:

  1. Dedicated LTE Focus Day
  2. Vietnam Focus Session
  3. Regional Leaders Roundtable
  4. Thought Leadership Dialogue
  5. New Economy Focus
  6. Operators-Device Suppliers Partnership Dialogue
  7. More Interactive Panel Sessions
  8. Regulators Roundtable
  9. NEW Topics on Infrastructure Sharing, M2M, Mobile App Stores, Consumer Devices, Mobile Remittance and more

Regional operators and service providers attend FREE and early booking discounts apply for all others, so confirm your seats today for the region’s premier telecoms event!

Get your copy of the brochure today (http://seasia.comworldseries.com/conference/download_brochure) for more details on how you can meet operators from ALL the countries in South East Asia at this one-stop-shop networking forum.

Visit the website today at http://seasia.comworldseries.com/ and start your journey to maximizing your business’ profitability in the South East Asian telecom markets!

Dialogic Mobile Video Apps Innovation Challenge

We are witnessing a more and more popular mobile video services happening around the globe and in Indonesia. Will this be big? Better keep your eyes on it…

Short announcement from our partners…

Dialogic Corporation is calling upon mobile application developers to participate in the Second Annual Dialogic Innovator Challenge. The theme of this year’s Innovator Challenge is to create the ultimate sports application based on video. The grand prize winner of the Challenge will receive a cash prize of US$10,000, while the first runner up will receive a cash prize of US$5,000 and the second runner up will receive a cash prize of US$2,500. More details are available at: www.dialogic.com/innovator. Submissions for the contest will be accepted from April 21st through August 31st. Winners will be announced at the end of September.

Applicants are also invited to download software from the Innovator Challenge portal to develop their video applications. The developer platforms include Dialogic IP Media Server, Dialogic Host Media Processing Software and the DiaStar Server, as well as to use the Dialogic® Vision™ Servers and Gateways. Dialogic is also offering access to a developer network that will allow developers to use and test Dialogic products for the development of trial applications. Additionally, in-person or online training courses are available to help developers gain proficiency in evaluating, developing and deploying solutions based on Dialogic products.

The contest is open for developers who are ready to trial, go to market or have recently deployed a new video or social networking application, for any kind of smart mobile device, that is sports related. All entries will be featured on the Innovator Challenge web site, where the general public will be invited to rate the applications. The winners will be determined by online rating in conjunction with a global judging panel of independent representatives from telecoms, media, analysts and industry institutions.

Founder Institute Singapore Intake Application Extended Until March 7th.

The Founder Institute has extended the Founder application deadlines for Singapore and Denver based on multiple qualified applicant requests. The Los Angeles semester is now closed, since sessions are starting next week. If you have been accepted into any of the semesters, please complete the requirements to reserve your spot in the program.

Paris and Singapore applications are due next Sunday, March 7th. Denver applications are now due on Sunday, April 4th. If you have not done so already, take a moment to apply to Singapore and Denver. More news on these locations and Mentors will be announced over the next couple of days.

Good luck!

Founder Institute Comes to Singapore.

SINGAPORE, February 8th, 2010 – Silicon Valley-based The Founder Institute, a four-month training and mentoring programme for technology entrepreneurs, announces its first-ever Spring 2010 semester for Singapore. With this expansion, the Institute will be the first Silicon Valley mentoring program in Singapore, and will now be on pace to graduate over 700 founders creating over 500 companies per year in nine cities worldwide.

The Founder Institute has appointed Singapore-based venture advisory and investment firm Battle Ventures, who is partnered with iAxil, the venture accelerator arm of Ascendas, to jointly bring their programme to Singapore and Southeast Asia-based entrepreneurs.

Run by founders for founders, this unique mentoring program nurtures aspiring and current high-tech entrepreneurs and employs a unique, team-work oriented ecosystem to foster the establishment of new start-up ventures. The programme also allows a small amount of equity to be shared amongst all participants in the
companies formed – including the experienced mentors who help grow the new businesses.

“We have discovered a formula to help passionate founders create meaningful and enduring companies in different markets around the world,” says Adeo Ressi, CEO of TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute. “We leverage leading social science methods to identify top talent, and then we offer an intense start-up curriculum focused on teamwork and guidance from leading local and global CEOs. Our unique approach has allowed the Institute to scale almost ten times larger than comparable incubators or accelerators.”
“iAxil is committed to fostering a nurturing and vibrant start-up environment that is vital to spawning innovative high-tech start-ups with the global potential and appeal,” says Mr Tan Yew Chin, Director of iAxil and CEO of Ascendas Land (Singapore). “The iAxil team of senior incubator managers will combine their
business skills; domain expertise and start-up experience with our wide network of partners to help graduates from the Founder Institute Mentoring Programme jumpstart their ventures.”

During the semesters, local aspiring and current entrepreneurs can gain access to founders and CEOs of world-renown companies, such as Philip Kaplan, Co-Founder of Blippy, Jeff Stewart, Founder and CEO of Urgent Career, Pete Deemer, Co-Founder of Scrum Training Institute, Dr. KF Lai, Co-Founder and CEO of Buzzcity and Jared Morgenstern, Product Ninja of Facebook as mentors amongst others.

“One of the greatest problems facing local entrepreneurs is the lack of credible and experienced mentors to help guide and advise them,” said Jeffrey Paine, Managing Partner at Battle Ventures. “With this programme, our entrepreneurs now have access to founders who have successfully created and run multiple start-ups
themselves and who are best placed to advise them.”

Applications for early acceptance into the Singapore semester are due on February 15th, 2010, with the final application deadline on February 28th. Anyone starting a technology company or with a dream to launch an innovative business in Singapore is invited to apply at http://www.founderinstitute.com/apply/11.
The Singapore Founder Institute mentoring programme is administered by iAxil, and is supported by SPRING Singapore under the Incubator Development Programme (IDP).

Finalist of Mobile Premier Awards 2010

The Mobile Premier Awards announces the 20 finalists to the Mobile Premier Awards in Innovation: The best grassroots startup innovation chosen by their peers in partnership with MobileMonday, the global community of mobile professionals.

The finalists were chosen by an international jury of the most recognized mobile industry experts who will pitch their idea, application or project at the Mobile Premier Awards event that takes place in Barcelona, at the Petit Palau of Palau de la Musica on February 15, 2010 in front of investors, operators, media companies, peer entrepreneurs, and press and influential bloggers.

(We sent one nomination to MPA, but this year Indonesia didn’t make it to the finals).

The year’s MPA best in Mobile Startup innovation Finalists are:

MobileMonday Austria – Mobilizy

MobileMonday Barcelona – fonYou

MobileMonday Berlin – spendino

MobileMonday Bogota – RedSalvavidas

MobileMonday Chennai – mobiSiteGalore

MobileMonday Copenhagen – Cepa Mobility

MobileMonday Edinburgh – Mobile Acuity

MobileMonday Estonia – TaxiPal

MobileMonday Lithuania – SendFlow

MobileMonday London – Audioboo

MobileMonday Milan – Soundtrckr

MobileMonday Munich – Aloqa

MobileMonday New Delhi – Voicetap Technologies

MobileMonday New York – PercentMobile

MobileMonday Oslo – Bipper Communication

MobileMonday Rest of EMEA – Layar

MobileMonday Silicon Valley – CloudMade

MobileMonday Slovenia – Visionect

MobileMonday Stockholm – MoSync

MobileMonday Tel Aviv – waze

The finalists chosen to the Innovation Awards will present along with the winners in the other categories chosen by our partner networks (see below).

You can follow their activities here on this MPA Finalist Twitter List.

Barcelona?

If you happen to be in Barcelona this February, please make sure to attend the MPA awarding ceremony… for details please check: link

Slides from the Jan-12 Event

Quick post: some of the slides from the 12 Jan event is available. We have the slide from MobileMonday, vuclip and 3G Vision.

Please go here to download them: http://sites.google.com/site/idmomogroup/download-slides

Mobile Trends 2020 from m-trends.org

Good read to start the 2010! Mobile Trends 2020 compiled by Rudy de Waele of MobileMonday Barcelona. Top trends for the next decade of mobile technology… a collaborative effort of the top bloggers in mobile industry.

Enjoy!

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