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Inaugural Mobile Innovators Meetup

We are excited to announce our first gathering of Mobile Innovators will be on August 29th, 2012!

7:00-7:30 - Networking & Refreshments (beer and pizza!)

7:30-8:30 - Panel Discussion

8:30-9:00 - Wrap Up and Networking


Our inaugural event will feature a high powered panel to discuss industry trends, challenges, and opportunities. Our panelists, listed below, will be lead by Wade Roush, Chief Correspondent of Xconomy – San Francisco.

Jorge Fernandes, CEO of MOBIbucks

Before co-founding MOBIbucks, Mr. Fernandes was co-founder, CEO and Chairman of ViVOtech, having conceived and demonstrated the initial products for PayPass and NFC. Previously, Fernandes was president and founder of EmployeeLife (NASDAQ-ICGE), BioLumin (NASDAQ-MDYN), and LaserTron (NASDAQ-LZTN). He has authored over a dozen patents in the areas of payment technology, software algorithms, robotics, digital feedback, and laser systems. Mr. Fernandes received his BSEE from San Diego State University and MBA from Santa Clara University

Ankit Agarwal, CEO of Micello

Founded in 2007, Micello is building the worlds largest collection of indoor maps. He is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. Micello's customers include mobile carriers, mapping and navigation companies, retailers, hospital groups and application developers. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale (USA) and has offices in Tokyo (Japan), Ahmadabad (India) and Chennai (India). Ankit attended the University of California, Davis and studied chemical engineering.

Raj Lalwani, CEO of TinyView

Raj Lalwani is an entrepreneur at heart focusing on consumer-facing, social and mobile startups. He is currently a founder and the CEO of Tinyview - a mobile browser specially designed for shopping. His previous startup, Social Calendar, was a Facebook app with 15 million users. At its peak, Social Calendar was ranked #19 among all Facebook apps. Social Calendar was acquired by Walmart to become part of @WalmartLabs in March 2012.

Raj has an MS CS from IIT, Delhi and Penn State and a certificate in databases from Stanford University. He is an author of three patents and a book.

Chris Gottschalk, Vice President at Blumberg Capital

Chris has over 8 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur, operational executive and investment banker within the technology space. Prior to Blumberg, Chris worked at Menlo Ventures where he pursued investment opportunities in mobile, internet, gaming, software, and e-commerce. Before joining Menlo Ventures, Chris served as the Director of Corporate Development & Analytics at PlayPhone. In this role he was responsible for M&A sourcing and execution, strategic partnerships, and improving operational metrics

Chris earned a B.A. with a double major in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. Chris was selected as a Kauffman Finalist in 2012.


ModeratorWade Roush - Chief Correspondent of Xconomy, San Francisco

Wade is a veteran journalist with a focus on information technology. As a staffer with MIT’s Technology Review from 2001 to 2006, he served as senior editor, San Francisco bureau chief, and executive editor of Before joining TR, Wade was the Boston bureau reporter for Science, managing editor of supercomputing publications at NASA Ames Research Center, and Web editor at e-book pioneer NuvoMedia. He has a B.A. in the history of science from Harvard University and a PhD in the history and social study of science and technology from MIT. His work has appeared in Science, Technology Review, IEEE Spectrum, and Encyclopaedia Brittanica, and he has been a guest commentator on CNN, CNBC, NECN, WGBH, NPR, and PBS.



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  • Plug and Play Tech C.

    Thank you everyone for coming! We had a great time and hope to see you all again on September 26th for our next event.

    If you are interested in presenting at this or future events, please follow the link below to complete the application.

    Lastly, if you have any questions about Plug and Play Tech Center and the services we provide please feel free to email me at [masked].

    August 30, 2012

  • Tom S.

    Good start. Right people.

    August 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it

    August 29, 2012

  • Plug and Play Tech C.

    We are looking forward to having everyone tonight! A few quick reminders:

    - There is parking in the side and rear of the building, but you will have to enter through the front of the building for security purposes.

    - To make the most of the time available, we will begin the panel promptly at 7:30pm.

    - Please respect all building notices regarding employee only access. This is home to over 270 companies and people will still be working!

    Thank you for understanding, see you at 7:00!

    August 29, 2012

  • Plug and Play Tech C.

    Hello! If anyone is in Palo Alto this Wednesday, August 22nd, feel free to stop by our open house at the Startup Lounge to network and unwind. We will have refreshments and food from 5:00-6:00pm at 530 University Ave., Palo Alto.

    August 20, 2012

  • Plug and Play Tech C.

    Hi Everyone!

    To those of you who take Caltrain, there is a free shuttle! The Duane Ave/AMD shuttle will leave the Mountain View Caltrain Station at 6:30pm

    August 16, 2012

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