Mobile Breakfast Series: June 10th: Startup Nation

Mobile Breakfast Series: June 10th: Startup Nation

Hope you are enjoying the summer. Just wanted to get you up to speed with the June 10th MBS event which is shaping up really nicely.

We are excited to welcome OpenMarket as a supporter and sponsor for the event series.

Generous Sponsors: Motricity, OpenMarket, Openwave, WDSGlobal. Many thanks for your support

The theme for the morning is “Startup Nation” and we are going to hear from CEOs of some of the most innovative mobile companies in our ecosystem. We have tried to bring a broad cross-section of expertise so we can get a good pulse of the industry – from mobile advertising to mobile health, carrier-centric to OEM-centric, D2C to B2C, location-based to messaging-based, push messaging to crowd-sourcing – we got it all.

One of the key areas that these CEOs are focused on is “scale” whether it is billions of ad imprints or saving billions of dollars for the carriers or the health industry or being on billions of handsets. The expert panel consists of folks who have been around the block a few times. We will learn from their experience and insights – so really excited about the program.

The two panels are:

Panel I – Mobile Opportunities and Challenges through the Eyes of Startup CEOs

Olga Kharif, Senior Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek (moderator)

Paul Griff, CEO, Root Wireless

Sailesh Chutani, CEO, Mobisante

Paul Palmieri, CEO, Millennial Media

Mike McSherry, CEO, Swype


Panel II – Startups – Engage the experts

Kevin Foreman, CEO, PointInside

Derek Spratt, CEO, Mobidia

Scott Kveton, CEO, Urbanairship

John Lauer, CEO, Zipwhip

Jeff Giard, Director, Clearwire

Bill Bryant, Managing Director, EnvisionVentures

Peter Wilson, Ex-Google, Ex-Microsoft

The program will be as follows:

07:30 – 08:30 – Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

08:30 – 09:30 – Panel I
09:30 – 10:30 – Panel II
10:30 – 11:00 – Networking

As you can see we are altering the format a little bit so please try to be on time as it will be a busy morning.

Location: Columbia Tower Club, 701 5th Ave, Suite 7600 (entrance is from the 75th floor), Seattle, WA 98104 (Directions)

There is parking available in the building but it is a bit pricey. There are several other parking options available nearby. Good public transportation options are also available in case you want to ride in.

If you plan to attend and haven’t registered, I will encourage you to do so at your earliest convenience. This will help us in capacity planning so we can accommodate as many people as possible. Registration Link

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do let me know.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all on June 10th.