Mobile Commerce

Mobile Commerce, also known as M-Commerce or mCommerce, is the ability to conduct commerce using a mobile device, such as a mobile phone, a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), a smartphone, or other emerging mobile equipment.

Mobile commerce was born in 1997 when the first two mobile-phone enabled Coca Cola vending machines were installed in the Helsinki area in Finland. The machines accepted payment via SMS text messages. The first mobile phone-based banking service was launched in 1997 by Merita Bank of Finland, also using SMS.


Presentations by:

Kayhan Ahmadi - LevelUp Chicago Crew Chief 
Lily B. Cole-Chu - LevelUp City Marketing Specialist


Michelle Garcia - Owner, The Bleeding Heart Bakery

LevelUp is a better way to pay. But it's more than just that. LevelUp is an entirely new way for local businesses & consumers to connect. LevelUp is the nation's 2nd largest pay phone app.

For more information or questions regarding this Meetup, contact: Todor Krecu tkrecu(@)

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  • David A.

    Not so much a discussion on Mobile Commerce and info for developers and entrepreneurs, rather a showcase of a product, but what a great product. It combines the ability to pay via your phone (through a linked credit card) with a tailored (to the business) loyalty/reward program. Unlike so many payment or loyalty/reward systems, their monitorization approach is beneficial to the business, the consumer and themselves. If you represent a business that accepts payments via cash or credit card, or are interested in a loyalty program, you should take a look.

    June 20, 2012

  • Richard C.

    Todor and the Chamber of Commerce put together an awesome event with a great presentation from Level Up and cool vendor story from adagio teas.

    June 19, 2012

  • Todor K.

    Square Doubles Users Accepting Credit Cards To 2 Million In Six Months­

    June 14, 2012

  • Todor K.

    Square Hires Former Salesforce SVP Sarah Friar As CFO, Now Processes $6 Billion In Annual Payments­

    June 13, 2012

  • Todor K.

    The Future of Money and Mobile Commerce [INFOGRAPHIC]­

    June 13, 2012

  • Todor K.

    eBay Forecasts $8B In Mobile Commerce Volume In 2012; PayPal Will Reach $7B­

    June 13, 2012

  • Todor K.

    LevelUp Raises $12 Million As Part of Larger Fundraising Round to Expand Mobile Payment Product­

    June 8, 2012

  • Todor K.

    Gartner: Over $172B In Mobile Payments In 2012; SMS, Web Most Popular Routes:­

    May 30, 2012

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