Partnership and Investment for Mobile Services
On the 10 & 11 of June, 2010, the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia was a meeting point for SMEs to meet with professional experts, corporate partners and venture capital investors interested in knowledge-sharing on strategic information, market opportunities and new business trends in the Mobile Value-Added Services industry. The aim of the successful Partnership and Investment Forum has been to foster the competitiveness of high-growth ventures in the mobile services sector and to strengthen their opportunities for market access both within Europe and in wider international markets. The consortium responsible for the MOBIP event consists of enterprises with an exceptional record of innovation support activities, which focuses on support in investment readiness, access to finance, internationalization and business to business collaboration.
Throughout this intensive two-day event, the focus was on facilitating communication between investors and high-growth potential SME’s, exploiting the prospective of business-to-business cooperation and improving access to large mobile corporations, venture capitalists and industry players as sources of partnering and investment. In order to achieve this, the most promising technology companies from the mobile services sector were selected to share their fresh perspective on the future of the industry. In return these businesses were provided with free access to the forum and a chance to present their company and product or service to an audience of experienced industry players and investors.
June 10th: Partnering Day
At the Partnering Day high-potential start-ups were given an opportunity to meet face to face with experienced industry players, from corporate giants to industry experts and investors. The goal of the day, which was filled with partnering workshops, was to create connections between corporate partners and the investor community with start-ups in the Mobile sector. Additionally, SMEs showcased their technologies at their own stands in the Demo Area.
June 11th: Investment Day
The Investment Day allowed potentially high-growth SMEs to pitch their investment-ready business proposals before an experienced group of Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors as well as industry experts. Highly interactive, the goal of the day was to foster deal flow among Mobile Value-Added Services SMEs and financiers.