01. August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Apps, mobile monday sydney, Startups

Nov 3rd @ The Hub Sydney

Ahhh Summer is finally here! For students a time of study, exams and longing for the beach. For the rest of us, perhaps a time for a spontaneous mobile purchase of music, movie tickets, and maybe even flights or a new set of threads? (Sorry students!)

So inspired, for Mobile Monday Sydney November we have a fascinating dual-track event for you to be held at The Hub Sydney (101 William St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010), brought to you by Elance and Odesk.

First up, M-Learning


Our first speaker is Anthony ChungFounder & Director of Mobile Learning, an Australian EdTech (Educational Technology) startup focused on innovation that improves learning on mobile devices.

Mobile Learning - Apps for Learning Management Systems

Mobile Learning specifically helps organisations create custom iPhone, iPad and Android apps that integrate with Moodle Learning Management System for Corporate Training, Higher Education, VET and K-12 students.

A graduate of Sydney Uni, Anthony’s career has been inspired by the question ‘How can Technology best serve Education?’

Next up, Mobility and Trust

gillesFor this topic, we’re delighted to be joined by Gilles Novel, who will talk about all the ways that mobile devices are increasingly being used to provide trust within secure transactions – in particular via innovations like biometrics and wearables.

Gilles is Director of Digital Payments at Singtel Optus where he’s responsible for the launch of various solutions addressing the digital economy space, such as mobile payment instruments for consumers and merchants.

singtel     optus


Then, Play2Lead – (Gamified audience interaction through mobile)

Theresa Lim

Theresa Lim

Play2Lead is a an audience interaction platform that was founded by Theresa Lim and launched tis first product PointedQ in early 2014 – engaging audiences to participate through rewarding them with points for voting and correctly answering quiz questions – before, during and after events. Customers who have used Play2Lead’s platform have achieved on average 85% engagement. PointedQ has been used at live sessions including Mumbrella, ViVID, Agile Australia, TEDx Ultimo etc, and are also starting to be used in online training and campaigns.

Audience members can also be rewarded instantly at the end of each poll or quiz through the delivery of a digital coupon, discount code etc. PointedQ also facilitates networking/community building through the real-time leaderboard/participant list – attendees can more easily discover and connect with each other via social media through the web app.

Play2Lead is also running private beta trials for its beacon networking app after first coming up with the concept of TechCrunch Hackathon in San Francisco late 2013.

Play2Lead was recently in the Top 20 of Sydstart (Australia’s largest startup competition), after coming 2nd in Angelhack Sydney 2013 and finalist in Google Blackbox Australia 2014. For more information, contact us via email at info@play2lead.co or call +61 2 8091 3070.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Come along and hear some fascinating talks, in a unique venue – promises to be good fun with plenty of networking opportunities – thanks to our Mobile Monday Sponsors Elance and oDesk who have a terrific offer for us – see below.

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30. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Apps, events, mobile monday sydney, Startups

How do you win an African Innovation award?  Let’s ask mHITs!

mHITsFresh from winning the 2014 African Mobile Financial Service (MFS) innovation of the year award at the Mondato Summit Africa in Johannesburg South Africa, mHITs CEO Harold Dimpel will share with us the road to victory in South Africa.  We’ll hear about BuyPower Namibia, the winning entry that now represents a break-through in micro-billing for Africa.


Industry briefing: Beacons

mNetNope, not the lighting; we’re talking about devices that can trigger location-based actions and features on smartphones. So what are these beacons and what exactly do they do?  How different are they from NFC tags?  And where do beacons fit in the iOs/ Android ecosystem?  To provide a beacons briefing on the night will be mNet’s Andrew Banzas.  If you think you’re an innovator or sitting on the cusp of mobile innovation, you wouldn’t want to miss this!



Special thanks to our Mobile Monday Sponsors for this event: 

Build your startup faster with Elance and oDesk.
Find highly specialised skills from 8 million freelancers skilled in graphic design, programming, marketing and more.
Fast. Flexible. On-demand.

Get $50 free Elance Credit: https://www.elance.com/q/startup-australia


:: Mobile Monday Sydney will now meet at the innovation epicentre, Fishburners, 608 Harris St., Ultimo
:: Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start

Mobile Monday Sydney is held on the first monday evening from February to December as a networking event for the Sydney mobile industry. Mobile Monday Sydney is organised by Shane Williamson, Oliver Weidlich, Gia Villondo & Tim Parsons

E-mail us to get in touch with project presentation requests, sponsorship offers and speaking engagements


13. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: events, mobile monday sydney, Startups

Mobile Monday and the Vivid Festival of Ideas 2014!

Join Mobile Monday at the Vivid Festival of Ideas on the 2nd of June - Click to check out the event listing on the Vivid Festival of Ideas website

In conjunction with the Vivid Festival of Ideas 2014, Mobile Monday Sydney is proud to invite you to a presentation on UX for Wearables – featuring Mobile Experience CEO Oliver Weidlich and product acceleration consultant Tim Parsons.

Tim & Oliver are well known within the mobile community, both as co-founders of Mobile Monday Sydney, and in Oliver’s case as chair of AIMIA’s Mobile Internet Group (MIG), publishers of the annual Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index (AMPLI). Tim is also presenting a Metro Screen project “Screen 2030: Making My Content Pay” on Friday 6th June at the Vivid Festival on Friday 6th June, and is a co-founder of Australia’s first Space Accelerator delta-V.

This event will follow  Skylar Tibbit’s session on “Shaping Future Manufacturing” which is highly relevant – the back-end to Oliver’s front-end.

Come and catch up with Sydney’s mobile and wearables communities !

NOTE: there will be a limited number of tickets – so please reserve yours now.

26. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Apps, Startups · Tags: ,

Telstra’s Muru-d Accelerator – Four Months On !

muru-d-logoJoin us on Monday night as we hear from muru-d (https://muru-d.com) co-founder & veteran startup accelerator/mentor Ann Parker (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ann-parker/19/329/789) about the muru-d program (“muru” means “path” in the local eora dialect, appropriately enough).

Haven’t heard of muru-d ? Get out from under that rock ! In October last year Telstra put its entrepreneurial money-where-its-mouth-is and offered $40K and 6 months of mentoring to aspiring digital businesses. At its launch event, the ethos of muru-d was neatly summarized by Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull as follows:

“…getting people to understand, not just the entrepreneurs with the ideas and the imagination, but also their backers and supporters… that there is actually almost no such thing as failure. You have to recognise that the whole business of innovation is in large measure an exercise in trial and error.”

Full disclosure: Mobile Monday Sydney co-founder Tim Parsons (http://timparsons.com.au) is a volunteer mentor at muru-d, where he’s having a ball.

SafeSite (safeonsite.net)

Safesite_Logotype_300pxFirst up, we welcome Peter & James from SafeSite who’ve come up with a “site safety management system coordinated entirely on smart digital devices”.

A blindingly obvious yet sublime idea to save lives in the building industry (apparently 25 people die every week in the US industry alone) the SafeSite guys will pitch us their startup (entrepreneurs pay attention, this is what they’ve been rehearsing and they’re good!), demo their product with a live walkthrough, and then talk about what motivated them, what they need to move forwards (references to building sites!) and how the muru-d process has been for them.

A great example of how smart devices are fundamentally transforming work.

ChattyKidz (chattykidz.com)

chattykidz-logoNext up, Ken from ChattyKidz will reveal that while he loves his kids, they also “annoy the hell” out of him, inspiring him to create a way for grandparents and absent family-members to remotely babysit children giving him a chance to grab a beer.

In fact, he’s discovered an amazingly high-engagement and super-worthy user experience which brings family members closer together. Literally, a digital version of “It takes a village to raise a child”, come along and check out Ken’s killer pitch and demo, and marvel in some of the adjacent media & publishing opportunities he’s uncovered.

(I know, we’re excited, but hey – we think you will be too).

Be there or miss out !
We’re enormously proud to bring this unique insider’s view into muru-d four-months in. Come along, meet the entrepreneurs, find out more, and get ready to pitch your idea in the next intake later in 2014.

See you Monday night !