The folks over at Philly Tech Week have really done a great job putting together a diverse week of learning and fun. For me personally, I am not dialed into this amazing community of talent in Philadelphia, so it has been nice to meet a whole new group of people.
Phillip Moyer, key note and managing director of Safeguard Scientifics, offered the 3 most important things he looks for when investing in a new venture:
1. Who is your customer, the addressable market?
2. Team who? What are you made of?
3. How defensible is the technology?
Mobile Monday in Philadelphia was hosted at the Hub Cira Centre (great facility by the way). The Mobile Monday Mid Atlantic group, has a compelling value proposition if mobile is what makes you tick! They’re networked to help you Mobilize your ideas and get feedback in the process. Among last night’s presentations, snipsnap.it will take every mom to new a level in print coupon management. If networking has become work for you, interactapp.me for facebook will make your phone geosocial on location. When you are on location, based on what you want to share about your interests, you learn instantly about the people in the room who share things in common with you. Fascinating. One of my favorites, was Communilator. They have a smart, simple to use translation app that will help you communicate where ever you are in the world! They seemed to have a good handle on monetization. Move over Rosetta Stone ! Onetwosee, social “Moneyball” in real time for sports fans! Exciting sports app. Finally, Cloudmine back end service for Mobile app development. No code required! Serious demo; an application developed and shown in the presentation, while the company made presentation. Great platform…
The mobile community is alive and well in Philadelphia!