Mobile Pitch Challenge

 

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!

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.

 

 

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  • Todor Krecu

    These are the photos from the Mobile Pitch Challenge: https://www.facebook.com/media/s...­

    September 18, 2012

    • Trent McMurray

      Great event Todor, I'm glad we attended! Great people!

      September 18, 2012

    • Adam Hirsen

      Agreed, great event and we had fun attending!

      September 18, 2012

  • Jimmy Bremner

    Great event. Awesome work by all those that did a pitch, and special thanks to those that did the one minute rapid fire pitches. Congrats to Arc for winning first place!

    September 18, 2012

  • Trent McMurray

    Great event! Awesome pitch challenge

    September 18, 2012

  • Tim Curley

    lots of interesting new businesses. who won?

    September 18, 2012

  • Chris Gantz

    Interesting mix of presenters and would like to see more of these opportunities for startups

    September 18, 2012

  • Pete Jameson

    Great event, thanks for organizing!

    September 17, 2012

  • Tyrre Burks

    The Pitches were awesome and the people there was even better! Grateful I could attend.

    September 17, 2012

  • Cosmo Bob.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Fantastic Opportunity!

    September 17, 2012

  • Tyrre Burks

    I would certainly like to pitch. We have built a communication/team management platform for sports organizations.

    1 · September 17, 2012

    • Todor Krecu

      We can try to get you in the rapid-fire pitches (1 minute to present). At the event look for Jimmy, Jonathan or myself.

      September 17, 2012

    • Tyrre Burks

      Will do. Thanks!

      September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to join. How can i rsvp. The meetup is not allowing mr to do so thanks

    September 17, 2012

    • Todor Krecu

      We have reached our capacity for the event and already turned in the registrations to the building security.

      September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am interesting in pitching, I provide inside sales support to IT professionals.

    September 17, 2012

    • Todor Krecu

      Can you provide a brief description of your mobile application?

      September 17, 2012

  • Latienda

    How much detaiI is required if I want to pitch in the coming months?

    August 27, 2012

    • Vivek Vaid

      You could do a rapid-fire pitch if there is enough interest.

      August 27, 2012

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