We received over 100 quality startup applicants to the MobileBeat Innovation Showdown, one of the highlights of VentureBeat’s seventh annual event on the future of mobile (next Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8 and July 9, in San Francisco).

We’ve narrowed the pool down to eight finalists who will present their innovative products or services on day two of MobileBeat. They each have 5 minutes to sell our expert panel of judges on how their companies embody, enable, or amplify the very best new ideas in and around mobile.

Note: There are only a few MobileBeat tickets left. Grab yours today.

Judges include:

— Kira Wampler, CMO, Trulia
— Todd Rumberger, Partner, Foley & Lardner
— Brendon Kim, Managing Director, Strategic Investments Group, Samsung

Without further ado, Here are the 2014 MobileBeat Innovation Showdown finalists:

Appboy is the global leader in Marketing Automation for Apps. The company enables the world’s brightest businesses to manage the lifecycle of their users through a suite of marketing automation products and Success Squad team of mobile experts. In addition to user segmentation, campaign retargeting and analytics, Appboy offers multi-channel messaging (push notifications, in-app messages, email), an in-app news feed and in-app customer support. Clients like Text+, Urban Outfitters, GSN and PopSci use Appboy to increase engagement, reduce churn and build their mobile ROI.

Cloud Printer by Cortado enables users to print from any device to any printer just by pointing the device at the printer. It is specifically designed for hassle-free printing from everywhere and meets the highest security standards to help people to bring their ideas into shapes and to paper.

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Expect Labs, a leader in anticipatory computing, created the MindMeld API, which is the first developer platform for powering intelligent, voice-driven search in any application or device. Our team includes PhDs and researchers from MIT CSAIL, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon and we are backed by Google, Samsung, Intel, Telefonica, among others.

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Mobile Bridge delivers an enterprise cloud platform for cross channel mobile customer journeys and marketing automation, mobile audience management, mobile promotion, loyalty and analytics – we enable marketers to create rich automated mobile customer journeys which are personalized ,adapt to individual customer wishes and behavior – delivering an exceptional branded mobile experience.

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Mynd is an award-winning intelligent mobile calendar and time management app designed for busy people on the go. It gets smarter the more you use it, working behind the scenes to save you time, manage your goals, prepare you for meetings, and get you from point A to B on time.

PubNative is the first SSP that can be accessed through an API (no SDK required) that enables publishers to create truly native ads that are not limited by preset formats. Publishers maintain control of their inventory for CPI, CPM, branded mediation and direct deals.

Peel was founded to redefine the home entertainment experience by seamlessly connecting users via their mobile devices and social media with personalized TV, cable and streamed content recommendations. With more than 80 million activated smart remote app users in 200 countries and 4 billion monthly remote commands, Peel is the recognized leader in intuitive program discovery, seamless living room control, and TV program interaction.

Placed is the leader in location-driven insights and mobile ad intelligence. Measuring billions of locations across the world?s largest opt-in mobile location panel, Placed provides the most complete understanding of consumers? offline behaviors. Connecting the physical and digital worlds, Placed gives brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks the ability to target location at scale, measure the offline impact of mobile ads, and deliver actionable insights into consumer behavior.




AppsFlyer is a mobile apps measurement platform that allows app developers, brands and agencies to measure and optimize their entire mobile customer acquisition funnel from one real-time dashboard.

You can check out the full MobileBeat program here. It’s packed with more than 70 industry-leading speakers, high-value discussions, breakouts, exclusive announcements, and brand-new networking sessions. Make sure to register today. Only a few seats remain!

Special thanks to the following industry leaders for supporting MobileBeat: FactualTapjoy, AppLovin, Adtile, IBM and AT&T as Gold Partners; FlurryHasOffersSequoia CapitalRadiumOne, SupersonicAds, Cirrus Insight and Tapsense, and App Annie as Silver Partners; AppDynamics, BlueStacksUpsightCotapNew RelicSplunk, GLOBO, and LifeStreet Media as Event Partners; Adenda and Rumble as Nest Partners, and Bizzabo and VSC as Strategic Partners.