During the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, TechCrunch Europe is joining the Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival and is returning to Barcelona for yet another interactive event featuring some of the most innovative and interesting startups and investors on the scene. Sponsored by Oracle's OTN Java Developer Community, Get Taxi, Telesocial and Swiftkey (with further sponsorship opportunities available), this should be a great way to kick start your week in Barcelona.
Early bird tickets are now sold out.
Date: Monday 27 February 2012
Time: Doors open at 12.30 for a prompt 1pm start. We will be serving a sit-down lunch whilst the panel sessions are on. Doors close at 3.30pm.
Agenda: Detailed agenda, timings and speakers tbc
Venue: Aquarella, Gran Via 572, 08011 Barcelona. You can see their website here. Be warned, there's music playing when you click on it. It's a couple of Metro stops to Universitat or a short cab ride from La Fira. A MWC12 Exhibition ticket is not required for entry.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Please contact Helen Keegan for further details.
Editorial/Programme: Editorial queries related to the programme should be directed to Mike Butcher, http://eu.techcrunch.com/about
Ticket queries: Any questions relating to tickets, including exhibition tables, please contact Helen Keegan
To attend the event, tickets will be required. Attendee identification will be checked at the door. Due to strong demand for tickets, we regret tickets are not transferable and not refundable. If you use your name to purchase multiple tickets, your guests must arrive with you to check in at the door. If you show up at the event without a valid ticket, TechCrunch Europe reserves the right to charge the full ticket price plus an administration fee to allow access to the event subject to availability. Why are we rather strict about this? Because TechCrunch Europe events are almost always sold-out and we like to protect the people who actually gone to the trouble of buying a ticket and following the instructions.
We are very grateful to our first sponsors who have helped make this event happen. Please do give them a warm welcome.
SwiftKey makes typing much easier on Android smartphones, replacing the touchscreen keyboard with one powered by smarter natural language technology. The app understands how words work together to give incredibly accurate corrections and can accurately predict a user's next word. It also powerfully learns over time to make typing even more accurate and users can personalise it using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, SMS or their blog posts. SwiftKey has received more than five million downloads since its launch in 2010, saving users more than 35 billion keystrokes -- or over 400 years' worth of typing. The app supports 35 languages and is a finalist in this year's Global Mobile Awards, in the Most Innovative Mobile App category. http://www.swiftkey.net/
Java is the foundation for virtually every type of networked application and is the global standard for developing and delivering mobile applications, games, Web-based content, and enterprise software. As the steward of Java technology, Oracle's OTN Java Developer Community is leading the technical innovation to enable developers worldwide to efficiently develop and deploy exciting new Java applications and services in a multi-device world. Learn more: http://oracle.com/java .
Telesocial is the Mobile Operators’ last mile to the social web. They deliver core communication services directly into social networks and apps. With their Social Directory technology, they deliver mobile-to-mobile calls from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social platforms. Telesocial’s white-label apps bring core communication services directly into a social networking environment, for increased subscriber value and revenue.Find out more at http://www.telesocial.com
GetTaxi are the makers of the first Taxi app to launch in the UK, allowing people to flag a taxi from their smartphone or via a web interface in seconds. GetTaxi lets you see your taxi on its way to you, so you can watch from your home, office (or the pub) and see when your ride is outside your building, ready to take you to your next destination. GetTaxi is available to download for free on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry and is a simpler, faster, and more fun way to order a licensed London Black Taxi. The app makes it easy to order you taxi in just two taps and gives you complete control over your taxi ride. To learn more about GetTaxi, visit the official UK website http://www.gettaxi.co.uk or to download the app visit the Android Market, iTunes store or Blackberry App World visit http://dl.gettaxi.co.uk.
Telesocial is the Mobile Operators’ last mile to the social web. They deliver core communication services directly into social networks and apps. With their Social Directory technology, they deliver mobile-to-mobile calls from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social platforms.Telesocial’s white-label apps bring core communication services directly into a social networking environment, for increased subscriber value and revenue.Find out more at Telesocial.com
This is a Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival event.