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When: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 from 9am to 5.30pm

Where: University of Bath Innovation Centre (UBIC)

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Places are limited, but free thanks to our sponsor the ICT-KTN

What is it: From Summly to Parse, today’s ‘hero’ start-ups are mobile to the core. So whether you want to sell vintage clothes, create a community of fans or publish another shade of grey, if you don’t have a mobile strategy, you don’t have a business.  openMIC#17 is all about how to turn those mobile apps, communities and platforms into mobile businesses.

Confirmed speakers

Russell Hall – Hailocab
One of the original London Taxi Drivers who set up what has become the best Taxi Booking app Hailocab. Russ will tell us the story of how he and 2 cabbie friends developed the idea and how investors made it a reality.

Simon DaviesYakatak
Simon was part of the team that sold SnapTu to Facebook in 2011. Simon is now developing Yakatak a provider of consumer mobile services and is an inaugural member of BBC Worldwide Labs.

Ben AthertonSamba Mobile
Following senior roles at Mobile Operators Ben founded Samba Mobile that allows their users to access mobile data networks through Dongles and Tablet SIM cards for free by viewing targeted video adverts from top brands.

Geoff Anderson – Founder of PixelPin
After years as a technical consultant Geoff founded PixelPin to solve the problem of logins and passwords. PixelPin allows a user to sign in by clicking on specified parts of one of their images.

Chris Book – CEO of Bardowl and Organiser of openMIC
Chris will tell his personal Entrepreneurship story about founding and growing Bardowl a new Audiobook streaming service for iPhones.

When: Friday, April 12, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)

Where: 4pm Bath Innovation Centre, 5pm The Cork Vaults 11-12 Westgate Buildings, Bath, Avon BA1 1EB

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What is it:

Hosted by openMIC, James from Twilio is in town to learn about what apps you are building with Twilio, answer any questions you have, and to fill you in on how your Twilio powered startup can apply for funding via the recently announced Twilio Fund Europe.

Come and hangout, grab a Twilio T-Shirt, meet some cool people, and see in the weekend with a few beers. Twilio want to meet developers and business owners who are interested in developing services based on top of the Twilio API’s, if you are new to Twilio or already a master you are welcome to come along.

What is Twilio?

Twilio offer a simple, but powerful, cloud communications API. This means you can now add voice or sms capability to your web or mobile app in minutes. More than 175,000 developers around the world are already using Twilio. The Twilio API is agnostic to language, so you don’t need to learn anything new to use it.

What is openMIC?
A un-conference for discussion, debate and development new mobile applications and mobile web services. Find out more
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Upcoming events
  • openMIC #17
    Friday 6th September 2013,
    University of Bath Innovation Centre
  • Entrepreneurship Programme for Mobile
    23rd-27th September 2013
    University of Bath Innovation Centre