Mobile Premier Awards At Barcelona's Mobile World Congress

    ArcticStartup is an official media partner of this year’s Mobile Premier Awards (MPA), the biggest open and global startup competition in the mobile industry. (The event went by the name Mobile Peer Awards last year.) The event is organized in collaboration with the industry’s largest networks such as MobileMonday, Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF),, and Women 2.0.

    The final program of the event has just been announced. Besides the classic MPA in Innovation live 3-minute pitches, this year there will be the winners of the other awards in collaboration with the Network Partners. Also just unveiled is the jury that will choose the winners among the 20 finalists startups.

    For this year’s event, there’s also a special keynote: a presentation on the story of arguably the most successful startup in mobile history, Admob.

    Russell Buckley, Vice President Global Alliances at AdMob will be sharing thoughts on how to start and grow a successful company in mobile, based on over 10 years experience in the industry, AdMob’s phenomenal success, as well as ZagMe, which wasn’t so lucky.

    Richard Wong, Partner Accel Partners, investors in AdMob, will talk about his experience as a VC with some of the key mobile startups in a presentation called  “The Inexorable Rise of Open Mobile”.

    The event host will be Mark Palmer, Founder of Maverick Planet Ltd. Furthermore, Mike Butcher, Editor of TechCrunch Europe and Matthäus Krzykowski, Editor of VentureBeat to moderate the pitches in the MPA in Innovation.

    The 2010 MPA best in Mobile Startup Innovation Finalists are:

    If you’re coming over to Barcelona, you can book your seat to the awards ceremony now!