AppCircus @ SXSW Jury

We’re excited to have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guys in mobile on our jury panel for the AppCircus at SXSW on March 14th at the Circus Mashimus Lounge.

The jury to select the winner includes:

Marshall Kirkpatrick – Vice President of Content Development at ReadWriteWeb, and also the Lead Writer.

Jyri Engeström – Founder & CEO of Ditto.

Anoop Ranganath – Lead iPhone Developer at foursquare.

Matthew Wilson – Marketing Manager at Rovio Mobile Ltd.

Jim Routh – VP, Business Development at Smule.

You can still register to pitchdeadline is March 2 (today!) at midnight CET – and have a chance to win a Motorola Xoom Tablet. Make sure to sign up in time at AppCircus, upload your app profile and then select to pitch at [email protected] in order to be eligible to showcase your app.

Here below the jury member  bio’s:

Marshall Kirkpatrick – Vice President of Content Development at ReadWriteWeb, and also the Lead Writer.

He hails from Portland, Oregon, USA. Prior to joining R/WW in Sept 2007, Marshall was Director of Content at SplashCast Media. During 2006 he was Lead Blogger at TechCrunch. You can contact Marshall at [email protected]

Jyri Engeström – Founder and CEO of Ditto.
Jyri is founder and CEO of Ditto, a new mobile communication app for sharing what you’re up to and exchanging recommendations about restaurants, movies, and other activities. Jyri cofounded Jaiku, which grew into the leading European microblogging service and was acquired by Google in 2007. At Google Jyri was Product Manager of mobile applications including Mobile Calendar and the Gmail Mobile client, and started up social products including Google Buzz, Google Profiles, and Google Latitude. Jyri is an advisor/angel investor in companies such as Applifier, Betabrand, and Mobclix. Before founding Jaiku Jyri was Senior Product Manager, Internet Handhelds at Nokia. A sociologist by training, he is noted for coining the term ‘social object’ to refer to photos, bookmarks, and other shareable Web content. He blogs at

Anoop Ranganath – Lead iPhone Developer at foursquare.
Anoop is the lead iPhone developer at foursquare, a location-based mobile platform that makes cities easier to use and more interesting to explore. Previously, he created Graffitio, an iPhone application that allowed users to attach conversations to places.

Matthew Wilson – Marketing Manager at Rovio Mobile Ltd.
Matthew is the rare Canadian export residing in Finland, and the marketing brains behind the Angry Birds phenomenon. Through a mixture of market analysis and a good feel for what works in the application space and what doesn’t, Matthew has helped Rovio achieve viral levels of market penetration with zero budget. Matthew has a wide knowledge of the mobile marketplace, ranging from customer retention to different monetization strategies. With a background in various forms of online marketing, Matthew is taking the Angry Birds brand to new domains on an unprecedented scale for a mobile application.

Jim Routh – VP, Business Development at Smule.

Jim has over 18 years experience in business development and product management in software, web services, and mobile ventures. As VP of Business Development at Smule he’s responsible for initiating, negotiating, and managing all deal flow with studios, artists, labels, agencies, and publishers as well as building and nurturing relationships with Smule’s developer community, and creating and monetizing the company’s advertising and sponsorship network. Smule is a leading developer of mobile social music applications having created and published several of the top applications for the iPhone and iPad. Recent releases include Glee, I Am T-Pain, Ocarina, Magic Piano and Magic Fiddle.

The apps to present at this event have been announced in this post. Stay tuned and follow our latest news and updates on twitter here @appcircus.

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