mobilemondayThe Mobile Premier Awards, perhaps the most prestigious startup competition in the mobile business, has named 48 companies to participate in its semi-final round. They were each nominated by their local MobileMonday chapters (groups that meet on a monthly basis around the world to talk about the hottest topics and issues in the industry).

An international jury will select 20 finalists from this list that will each get a chance to pitch their company at the Mobile Premier Awards ceremony on Feb. 15 in Barcelona. The event will take place during the Mobile World Congress.

Here is the list of nominees:

Austria – Mobilizy
Bangalore – mobiSiteGalore
Barcelona – fonYou
Belfast – SpeechStorm
Bergen – ComCom
Berlin – spendino
Bogota – RedSalvavidas
Brussels – Getyoo
Buenos Aires – Beepoint
Caracas – Consorcio Si-SMS
Copenhagen – Cepa Mobility
Dallas – Wave Integrated Marketing Solutions
Dublin – Locle
Dusseldorf – Yoose
Edinburgh – Mobile Acuity
Estonia – TaxiPal
Frankfurt – match2blue
Hamburg – apprupt
Hungary – InfomatiX
Jakarta – dotus indonesia
Kuala Lumpur – CWorks Mobile
Lithuania – SendFlow
London – Audioboo
Madrid – Tooio
Malm̦ РColor Monkey
Medellin – Industrialmedia
Melbourne – Callernizer
Mexico – Binbit
Mid-Atlantic – Amphetamobile
Milan – Soundtrckr
Mumbai – Umundo
Munich – Aloqa
New Delhi – Voicetap Technologies
New York – PercentMobile
Oslo – Bipper Communication
Paris – Presselite
Rest of EMEA – Layar
Rio de Janeiro – iMusica
Rome – Mobnotes
Sao Paulo – Atope
Shanghai – mInfo
Silicon Valley – CloudMade
Singapore – Just Mobile
Slovenia – Visionect
Sofia – Bianor
Stockholm – MoSync
Tel Aviv – waze
Vancouver – Sort Shots

The Mobile Premier Awards are being held in collaboration with several other industry groups, including MobileMonday, the Mobile Marketing Association, the Mobile Entertainment Forum, MEX,, Women 2.0 and the Women in Mobile Data Association. Blackberry and O2 are counted among the major corporate sponsors.

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