Two very exciting days in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress 2014!
Some learning I took home with me:
- Lots of Chinese here! Already in the airport huge welcome desks from Huawai and ZTE. My next smartphone will be from Huawai!
- Zuckerberg announces the next step in Internet – from 1.2 billion users to 5 billion with www.internet.org. Europe getting really small -we should better not loose too much time discussing about “Masseneinwanderung” etc…..
- Many regional and country pavilions, the Swiss Pavilion was the smallest in size I could find. Look below for another example:
- The biggest country booth I saw was from Israel, combining Start-up’s and SME’s
- The daily pitch sessions on our booth were a success
- Two Start-ups, Uepaa! and qipp, were selected for award presentations
- Even the Prince of Span visiting the Swiss booth!
- With combined effort, we received a nice press coverage:
- Swiss National TV: http://www.rts.ch/g/NhgO
- NZZ: http://www.nzz.ch/wirtschaft/wirtschafts-und-finanzportal/mehr-als-nur-schokolade-1.18251819
- 20min: http://www.20min.ch/ro/multimedia/stories/story/Une-start-up-suisse-grimpe-vers-les-sommets-16487094
- heise.de: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Blick-in-die-Zukunft-Startups-auf-Investorensuche-2122653.html
- El pais: http://elpais.com/elpais/2014/02/28/inenglish/1393602486_879918.html
- Romadailynews: http://www.romadailynews.it/attualita/newscron-raccoglie-fondi-per-oltre-un-milione-di-franchi-svizzeri.php
- Netzwoche: http://www.netzwoche.ch/News/2014/02/24/Lokale-Wolke-aus-der-Box.aspx
- ICTJournal: http://www.ictjournal.ch/fr-CH/News/2014/02/23/Nuvlabox-le-cloud-dans-une-bote-conu-en-Suisse.aspx
- Thank again to all participating Start-ups & supporters from AlpICT and Swiss Global Entreprise (www.morethanchocolate.ch)
– 42Matters – The Pioneer in App-Discovery and App-Recommendation
– Actlight – The New Generation of Light based Electronics
– Bitsplitters – Personal UV Awareness Systems
– Cooala – All the brands you love in one place
– Echovox – We monetize your audience through mobile transactions in 20+ countries!
– Edsi-tech – Tourism statistics supplier since 2013
– Gbanga – Gbanga Millform creates mixed-reality games
– Innovaradio – Power Amplifiers, High Efficiency, Drain Modulation
– Kireego – Collaborative tools for Merchants, Customers and local Enterprises
– MemoWays – Cloud platform for delivering interactive video for mobile use
– Videoprotector – The intelligent and predictive video surveillance platform
– Newscron – Newscron aggregates news based on reader’s preferences, offering them structured and updated information from different sources.
– PITCHER – The only end-to-end solution for your salesforce effectiveness and digital marketing needs
– Qipp – The companion for all the things people care about
– Sanovation – CatchMyPain connects patients worldwide and solves chronic pain
– Scandit – Barcode Scanning and Data Capture Platform for Smartphones, Tablets and Wearable Devices
– SixSq – NuvlaBox: The smallest and smartest cloud
– SMARTLINK – Secure mobile wallets for digital payments from home, in stores or on the go
– Uepaa! – Protect yourself – rescue others! The new safety standard from Switzerland – for the world
- …and the food of cause was nice too…….
Looking forward to 2015!