After some tough decision-making, we’ve settled on the ten companies to present to the full audience on stage at MobileBeat next Thursday, July 24.
They’ve beat out far more than a hundred companies after several rounds of selection. They are as follows:
- Kyte.tv — a live video company that lets you broadcast live video from a phone, and keeps it organized on a web site through a personalized player
- Loopt — a company offering location based applications for users of various carriers, including Sprint and Verizon.
- mBit — a P2P search and file-sharing technology for phones, overcoming standard MMS limitations to 300kb.
- Mig33 — a mobile application that’s seeing rapid global growth for its bundle of SMS text messaging, instant messaging and cheap calls.
- Strands — The company’s MyStrands Social Player is a music player that lets you discover new music, connect with people, and share your tastes with friends. It reports more than 40,000 weekly downloads (news about Last.FM scrobbling here).
- Admob — a leading mobile ad network, serving billions of ad impressions monthly globally, and doing interesting analytics.
- Greystripe — lets developers insert ads on the fly into their mobile games, bypassing carriers and other ad incumbents.
- Myxer — Myxer helps manage delivery of digital media to mobile devices to both their community and for other sites/partners.
- Ontela — offers easy-to-use photo-taking and sharing technology that lets you upload media from cameras to PC; Offers white-labeled product to carriers.
- Skydeck — lets you analyze your phone calling behavior based on bills you get from your phone carrier, for example showing you the strength of your friendships.
These companies were culled from the MobileBeat Top 30 companies, all of which have been invited to MobileBeat to show their stuff.
The Top 30 remain our real focus, however, and that’s why they’re eligible for a few of the MobileBeat Tesla Awards (design at left; the brass awards will be ready by event day). Also, while each of the final ten will have five minutes to present, the remaining 20 will also have a chance, via our “wild card” option.
We’ve got a stellar Panel of Experts lined up to help with the judging process.
We’ve got some cool stuff lined up for the event (including some looks at early iPhone application and analytics data from pathbreaking folks like Medialets and Pinch Media), but the best part is that it will be great networking, with a cocktail party to close.
MobileBeat 2008 tickets can be bought here.
Finally, thanks to our sponsors, Blackberry Partners Fund, Forum Nokia, Sun Microsoystems, Norwest Venture Partners, Amiando, Zanox, mTouch and Mippin for making this possible. If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Jacob Mullins.