Mobile phone entrepreneurs invited to networking event

Local entrepreneurs with ideas for new mobile phone applications are invited to a networking event hosted by the University of Bath on 2 July.

The openMIC Mobile Innovation Camp is being held at the Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa in Bristol and will include discussions and debate on developing new mobile applications and mobile web services as well as the chance to develop new ideas.

The event is open to anyone passionate and interested in open group development of new mobile applications for commercial or social use.

Attendees are encouraged to come to the event with an idea for a mobile application in mind and in the afternoon can join teams to develop application ideas into a tactical plan with possible investment to develop it further. Ideas can be commercial or to instigate social or charitable purposes.

Speakers include Stephen Wolack from Vodafone Betavine, Paul Golding from Wireless Wanders, Kieran Gutteridge from Intohand and Simon Crowhurst from Welovemobile.

The event is hosted by the Digital Content Knowledge Transfer Network and Bath Ventures, the department responsible for commercialising the University of Bath's intellectual assets.

Bath Ventures' Innovation Centre Director, Simon Bond said: "openMIC explores recent developments and arms the attendee with the knowledge and skills to execute ideas for mobile applications and take them to market. Attendees will also learn how to create mobile web applications."

The event begins at 9am and will include drinks, entertainment and networking throughout the day.

To register your interest in attending this event email p.turgut@bath.ac.k
To join the opemMIC Network register got to http://openmicamp.ning.com/.

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