(Gawkwire) – GigaOM, a leading business and technology media company, today announced the 10 winners of the GigaOM Mobilize 2011 Launchpad, a high-profile competition that recognizes the 10 most promising mobile startups. With hundreds of promising entries, just 10 were chosen as Launchpad winners based on their innovative business models and cutting-edge technologies.
The Launchpad winners will present on stage at GigaOM Mobilize 2011, the largest and most influential mobile industry conference, set to take place September 26-27 in San Francisco. Now in its fourth year and for the first time expanded to two days, Mobilize 2011 is the only conference to explore the conjunction of mobile computing and cloud-based services via engaging panels, interactive debates, and headline keynotes.
The winners of the Mobilize 2011 LaunchPad competition are:
B Labs – provider of deep technology virtualization software that enables work and personal life separation in mobile devices
Flixlab – a social video platform that automatically makes great movies from the videos and pictures on your smartphone, and even your friends’ smartphones
Localmind – a real-time, location-based Q&A platform that leverages social check-in services, so you know what’s happening around your city right now
Mobiflock – provides smartphone management and safety services for parents, individuals, and businesses that fill the mobile security gap
Parse – Heroku for mobile apps; Stop writing server code and instead, power your mobile apps with our cloud platform
Quantance – offers unique power management products that dramatically improve mobile data speeds and applications connectivity for tablets, smart phones, and other popular data devices
RightScript – a mobile medication management system that links patients with their doctors and health plans
Tackable – location-aware mobile software that connects people to information, ideas, and things they’re looking for; simply post a tack to get started
VoiceBeam – provides a communication accelerator that lets users ‘beam’ their voices to others, circumventing voicemail and phone calls, and modernizing push-to-talk for the smartphone era
zero2one – pushing the boundaries of consumer health through human body computing, starting with an innovative mobile solution for managing back pain
“Dozens of forward-thinking young mobile startups applied to Mobilize 2011 Launchpad, but these 10 companies stood out for their innovative technologies, executable ideas, and strong business models,” said Kevin Tofel, Mobile Editor at GigaOM and chair of Mobilize 2011. “It’s always a highlight of Mobilize when these promising companies present on stage in front of a packed audience of VCs, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business leaders.”
Mobile startups less than 12 months old in infrastructure, enterprise and consumer apps, mobile cloud, location-based services, and other sectors, with a soon-to-launch or recently-launched product, were eligible to apply for Launchpad.
Mobilize 2011 brings together the movers-and-shakers of the mobile industry. Headline speakers include Stephen Bye, CTO of Sprint; Stephen Herrod, CTO of VMware; Tom Gillis, VP and GM Security Technology at Cisco; Neil Young, CEO of Ngmoco; Tom Conrad, CTO and EVP of Product at Pandora; Will Hsu, Chief Product Officer of AT&T Interactive; Ilja Laurs, CEO and Founder of GetJar; Laura Chambers, Senior Director of Mobile at PayPal; Gibu Thomas, SVP of Mobile and Digital at Walmart; and Chris Kemmerer, Director of Mobility Solutions at Verizon.
Sold out for the last three years, Mobilize is the must-attend conference for anyone working in the mobile industry, as well as executives looking to embrace mobile technologies to drive long-term business innovation. Register today for Mobilize 2011 and join what’s sure to be a sold-out crowd on September 26-27 in San Francisco.
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