Friday, 24 February 2012

TechCrunch at Barcelona – Panels, Startups, Lunch & Networking during MWC

News about the Techcrunch @ Barcelona ( as posted by M Butcher -Re-posted)
by Mike Butcher
on February 22, 2012

(TechCrunch) are at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year we’re teaming up with the creators of an awesome new event which runs alongside MWC, called Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival. Consider this the “Off Broadway” or Fringe Festival of MWC, where you get to actually talk about the real issues in the mobile startup ecosystem in a lively debate format.
This interactive event will feature some of the most innovative and interesting startups and investors on the scene. Sponsored by Oracle, GetTaxi, Telesocial and Swiftkey (with further sponsorship opportunities available), this should be a great way to kick start your week in Barcelona.
So here are the details for our TechCrunch @ Barcelona Lunch Meetup:
Date: Monday 27th February
Time: Doors open at 12.30 for a prompt 1pm start. We will be serving a sit-down lunch. Doors close at 3.30pm.
Location: “Aquarella” Restaurant
Venue: Aquarella, Gran Via 572, 08011 Barcelona. (Two Metro stops to Universitat or a short cab ride from La Fira. A MWC12 Exhibition ticket is NOT required for entry).
Exhibition tables: Available to purchase here
As well as a lunch attended by the main players in the scene, we’ll be having two panel discussion. One from a mobile start-up perspective and the other from an investor / corporate perspective.
Themes for the panel discussion:
• Building mobile startups to get big fast
• Mobile games
• Raising VC for mobile startups
• Making the app stores work for you
• Getting Carriers excited about your app
• Monetization and app distribution secrets
• The rise of the tablet economy
• New devices breaking onto the market
• Developing for the platforms – the latest trends amongst startups
• And plenty more besides!
If you’d like to sponsors the event, please email Helen Keegan on helen (AT)
12.30 – Doors open to guests
1.00 – Everyone is seated and first course is served
1.15 – 1.45 WELCOME

( as a side note Silicon Ireland will also be there covering the fringe from the Irish perspective and the conference. We will be talking to BoxPay about their year so far and many more.)