Applications are open for the MobileBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown!

Mobile-based startups: Here’s your chance to break through. We’re inviting 10 finalists to showcase their innovative products/services live on day two in front of 700 mobile executives, leaders, IT decision makers, venture capitalists, marketers, and press.

This year’s Showdown is focusing on companies that embody, enable, or amplify a killer Mobile Experience. Click here for full Showdown guidelines and application form. 

New Speakers

The MobileBeat program is shaping up to be our best yet. There will be over $1 billion in big-brand budgets on stage, and we’ve just added the following speakers:

  • Young Sohn, Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung
  • Rich Riley, CEO, Shazam
  • James Barrese, CTO, PayPal
  • Lee Linden, Product Lead, Facebook
  • Dave Engberg, CTO, Evernote
  • Clarence So, SVP, Strategy, Salesforce
  • Rich Miner, General Partner, Google Ventures
  • Joanna Lambert, SVP Strategy & Innov, American Express
  • Mikkel Svane, Founder, Zendesk
  • Dane Glasgow, VP, Mobile & Local, eBay Now
  • Pete Flint, Co-Founder & CEO, Trulia

See the full list here, and register now to save 20%!

Building a Winning Mobile Experience

No company can afford to ignore their customers’ mobile experience. Last year, mobile design emerged as a key differentiator, but consumers continue to integrate phones and tablets into their lives ever more deeply.

Through two days of high-level discussions, breakout sessions, and exclusive announcements, MobileBeat 2013 will provide a roadmap for your company to build a fully integrated mobile approach. Sub themes include:

1. Brands & Agencies: Mobile Advertising Hell or Heaven
2. IT: Consumerization of the Enterprise
3. Infrastructure: Scale is Beautiful, But Implementation is Key
4. Mobile Money: More Money, More Problems
5. Commerce: Mobile Experience is Life or Death
6. Wearables by Design: The Post-Smartphone Era
7. Mobile Gaming Gets Serious
8. Mobile Development Tools
9. Digital Lifestyle: Curating Context in a Connected World


The dealmaking that happens in the halls of MobileBeat is tremendous. We’ll help you find those new investors, new hires, and new business opportunities through a series of organized networking initiatives including roundtable lunch discussions, quick-connect sessions, and business card bingo.

Join 700 executives — from major platforms, content/media, advertising, commerce, IT/development, carriers, services, marketers, investors, and press — at the premiere event on the future of mobile.

Tickets are limited, and going fast. Register here and save 20%. We hope to see you in July!

– The VentureBeat Team

Thanks the following industry leaders for supporting MobileBeat 2013: Ford as Platinum Partner; CloudOn as Platinum Sponsor; IBM, New Relic & Tapjoy as Gold Sponsors; Fjord, Flurry, Kontagent, LifeStreet Media, & MoPub as Silver Sponsors; and Helpshift, IDrive, & Urban Airship as Event Sponsors.