BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
European Competition of Innovative Ideas in Mobile Applications and Platforms
- 6 best mobile IT business plans to be presented to *an international panel of experts and investors *
- 3 best business ideas to receive a Globo award of up to 10k€ at MOBIP event on 31st May - 1st June 2012 in Thessaloniki
- Participate? Submit your mobile business ideas at the latest by 30 April 2012 here!
Mobile services is one of Europe’s most dynamic sectors with a high growth potential. It is expected in the next few years that innovative services coming from this sector will have the potential to transform also other markets and business sectors, and re-invigorate the competitiveness of the EU. In this context, we are searching for entrepreneurs who are interested in establishing their own innovative company with their innovative ideas and research results from companies, universities and research institutions in the area of mobile services & applications. The 6 best business concepts will be selected to present their innovative application ideas at the MOBIP Partnership and Investment event on 31st May - 1st of June 2012 in Thessaloniki. The event will be a meeting point for SMEs, professional experts, corporations and venture capital investors to network, discuss strategies, investment opportunities and new business trends in the Mobile Value-Added Services industry.
MOBIP 2012 spans two days and is focused on providing the different players within the mobile industry with an opportunity to join hands. The exhibitions, partnering workshops and discussions of the most up-to-date topics will be used to provide a conducive environment for the different players in the mobile industry.
Who may participate?
The competition is targeted at university students, individuals, inventors, scientific employees, postgraduates, post-doctorates and professors from universities faculties, research institutions, and young companies. Persons eligible must be at least 18 years old, and may apply individually or in teams.
How to participate
Only business concepts will be accepted and if submitted in the templates provided which are available at: http://www.mobip-forum.eu/business-plan-competition.The selected business concepts will be invited to provide a business plan pitch on the available power point templates.
Proposals submitted will be handled with utmost confidentiality.
Selection method and criteria
The competition will be implemented in two steps: in a first step business concepts will be submitted and evaluated. The selected ones will be notified in order to present a detailed innovative application idea. Selection will be performed by an independent jury based on the following criteria:
- Address the development of innovative mobile applications & services
- Plausibility and originality of the business concept
- Innovation and research results as core competency of the business concept
- Copyright protection, patent registration (IPR)
- Promising market potential
- Comprehensible unique selling propositions
- Practicability of the further development steps (realisation of the business model)
- start-up team
- Investment potential
The six business concepts with the highest score will be selected from those submitted and will be invited to the MOBIP event on 31st May - 1st f June 2012 in Thessaloniki. Decisions made by the jury are final. The legal process is excluded.
There will be prizes for the best three innovative application ideas: 10.000 Euro, for the 1st, 7.000 for the 2nd and 3.000 Euro for the 3rd. The prizes are sponsored by GLOBO (http://www.globoplc.com/globoplc/), an international leader and technology innovator delivering mobile, telecom and e-business software products and services. Thanks to its intense investments, strategy and targeted collaborations, the Group offers solutions that enhance the ultimate user experience and customer engagement in all software application fields. Globo is listed on AIM market, London Stock Exchange’s (GBO.LN). With offices in London, Dubai, Singapore, Atlanta (Georgia USA), Athens, Nicosia and Bucharest, Globo is expanding globally to serve customers in more than 25 countries currently.
By 9.5.2012 Submission of business concepts
By 16.5.2012 Notification of selected participants
1.6.2012 Presentation of 6 Innovative application ideas and selection of 3 winners at MOBIP event