We're glad to invite you to our July event, and this time tackling one of the hottest topics these days: Mobile Commerce and Payments - How can app developers best integrate commerce and payments solutions in their apps to make extra $$$
We have a special guest from PayPal Paris who will share with us some of the latest stats and trends. In addition we'll hear from 3 Israeli startups about different angles of mobile commerce and payments.
Orkun Saitoglu, Developer Advocate, PayPal
Noam Inbar, VP Business Development, Zooz
Gadi Lifshitz, Head of Engineering, Sears Israel
Ron Gavriely, Founder & CEO, SellInApp
Yigael Berger, Founder & CEO, Appixia
We'll also hear about BattleHack - PayPal's hackathon to be held on July 25-26 in Tel Aviv, winners of this hackathon will get an all-paid trip to California and compete with 10 other teams for the grand prize of $100,000 ! During the event today we will enable teams pair-up for the hackathon - so if you're missing teams members come today and meet your partners!
Some more info on the sessions:
Our PayPal speaker has landed from Paris with great examples of how McDonalds is doing m-commerce and how you can use the various PayPal's SDKs to enable your app.
Also, we added to the agenda a speaker from Sears - one of the largest retailers in the US - they have an R&D center here in Israel developing cool m-commerce stuff - and they will give us the perspective of the big retailer - what are the mobile needs and how they are answered.
We'll also hear a super interesting session from Zooz about applying Maslow's hierarchy to mobile payments and commerce - based on this great article they published on VentureBeat
We also have two up and coming startups: SellInApp - the winner of the Mobile Monetization Summit 2012 and Appixia, a member of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator - both will give us not just the usual startup pitch, but also some valuable market insights on this bookming market.
Sponsored by PayPal organizing the BattleHack Hackathon
Hosted by Microsoft Ventures