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AppCircus on Health Barcelona Jury

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

We’re excited to announce the jury to pitch at theApps ON Health conference organized by the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona on the 19th of March 2012. The conference brings together international thought leaders to explore the business opportunities of mobile apps in the healthcare and wellness industry.

The selected developers will do a 3-minute pitch of their app in front of the international jury of experts below. The winner will get the chance to perform a live 3min demo in Doctors & You 2.0, the International Healthcare Social Media & Web 2.0 Conference in Europe (May 23-24 2012, Paris) and the winner will also have the possibility to win a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards, during the 2013 Mobile World Congress.

The AppCircus on Health event starts at 16.45, the winner will be announced at 18.15. Check here for all details about the event.

The jury members include:


Chia Hwu, CEOChia’s background spans product design, marketing, and both hard sciences and the visual arts. Before Qubop, she was Director of Marketing at Ansca Mobile, where she was responsible for leading brand strategy, public relations, and product marketing.

Chia previously worked at 23andMe, where she built the company’s user communities, using a network of enthusiastic users to successfully launch a new product. In addition, she created a new business line with niche customers of the service, and managed some of the earliest efforts in marketing genetics to consumers.

Chia has worked in biotech as a medicinal chemist, completed all coursework for a PhD in Chemistry, received her MS from UCSD, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Williams College. She is a coauthor of Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours (Sams) and an expert at the integration of game mechanics and social features into apps.


Dan Phillips

Dan brings more than five years of healthcare strategy consulting experience to Healthbox. Most recently, he served on the founding team of Physician Career Management Group (PCMG), an agency that represents early career physicians seeking job placement, contract review, and business advisory services.

Prior to joining PCMG, Dan served as a senior consultant with The Camden Group, specializing in organization-wide business planning and service line development, with a focus on strategic and financial planning. He also spent a few years with Sg2, a healthcare consulting and thought leadership firm, where he worked with health systems in the UK, Canada, and Southeast Asia, focusing on international standards of clinical excellence and care delivery models.

Dan earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he majored in biology. He currently chairs the Associate Board of Urban Students Empowered, a nonprofit that offers college prep services to underprivileged high schools students in Chicago.


Lekshmy ParameswaranLekshmy Parameswaran is a founding partner of fuelfor, an innovation design consultancy specialised in healthcare and based in Barcelona. With more than 10 years of healthcare industry experience, she has been leading programs to generate and translate insights into new business value propositions for public and private sector clients in EU, USA and Asia.

At fuelfor she is responsible for Insights Research and Strategy, bringing the voices of patients, their families and care providers into the innovation process in inspiring ways. A strong thread through her work is the abilit to communicate credibly across disciplines: encouraging innovation teams to challenge conventional thinking and to use design thinking and doing as a strategic tool for innovation.

Prior to founding fuelfor, Lekshmy enjoyed a 10-year career working with Philips Healthcare supporting the development of their Care Cycle strategy, Consumer Healthcare and Ambient Experience businesses.

She holds a Master of Engineering degree from Cambridge University and a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art in London.


Jorge CarrascoSenior Consultant at Telefonica for mobile apps business development. Telecom engineer and MBA with honorable mention at IE Business School, he works in creating innovative business models in mobility areas, managing a customer portfolio with more than 150 customers and giving support to more than 2000. Previously he has worked in enterprises such as Ericsson and Accenture.


Xavier LorenzPassionate about communication and innovation, with a bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Professionally, he has been dedicated to strategic marketing and communication within the healthcare sector since the early 1990s. Previously, he worked as an A&E doctor, Medical and Marketing Unit Manager for Boehringer Mannheim and Business Unit Manager for Roche Pharmaceuticals. He is Co-founder and Managing Director of innuo, started in 2002, and he collaborates as a Professor at a variety of universities.

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Selected apps to pitch at AppCircus in Milan

Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Find out which are the top selected apps that will pitch on the stage of AppCircus in Milan:
Congrats to all the selected developers!

The best showcase of apps is open to developers, platforms, media, investors and general audience to participate. AppCircus will give you the visibilty your app needs to succeed in the mobile tech ecosystem. Tell the world what’s your app about!

Wondering if you can attend the show? Of course! And for free! You just need to join for free and click on “Register now to attend!” on top of this page. Don’t wait last minute – the event is likely to be filling up quickly! December 20th will be the special date, come join this amazing show!

Amongst the 10 apps selected to pitch on stage, the winner will receive a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards, to be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2012.

iMenuXL:  The iPad Menu for innovative restaurant. The interface of iMenu XL is fully customizable with your own logo and images of the restaurant.
Shopapp: Shopapp is a mobile eLoyalty app and platform that will let the brands create and develop interaction and loyalty campaigns with customers using geolocation and gamification.
InfinityZero – Tortured Beauty – Episode 1: is a revolution in the graphic novel format. With every turn of the pages on the iPad, the drawings animate, morphing into videos with flesh-and-blood actors, and then solidify again into drawings.<  Search engines are the most visited website by smartphone users but due do the intrinsic hardware constraints (awesome yet small LCD, small keyboard) traditional search engines are everything but an effective solution to find information quickly: you can
AugmentedXp: The product conceived and developed by JoinPad, able to assist no-technician personal involved in extraordinary maintenance of a particular device.
GoWar: GoWar is a software farm that develops geolocalized social mobile games, free on stores and with a revenue model based on virtual goods.
Allergine: Allergine is intended to provide users a tool for monitoring air quality in the city of Rome (now, but we planned to use data from other cities).
TidyApp: Create your personal box with your favourite photos, videos, contacts and notes.
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Winner of AppCircus in Sao Paulo

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Meet now the latest AppCircus winner, Incredible Circus an app made in Brasil!

On Wednesday December 14th we stopped in Sao Paulo to portrait the local ecosystem of apps.

Incredible Circus is a blast through cannons on 32 levels as a bodysuited daredevil. Use elastic bands and trampolines to jump above obstacles or through fire rings, remembering to avoid falling and cracking your helmet!

This lucky winner the winner has received a nomination for the Mobile Premier Awards, to be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2012.

The runner-up is Thumba Photo!

Thumba Photo Editor comes with more than 70 high-quality adjustments and effects, all very easy to use and can be applied many times you want in photos of any size. Zoom and comparison with the original photo tools are easily accessible.

We’d like to thank all the participants, jury members, local organizers and audience who came to join the best showcase of apps!

And of course, thanks to the sponsors who supported this special event.

And our Media Partner: 

Thank you all, we hope to see you again very soon!

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Winner of AppCircus in Ljubljana

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

This time MobileMonday Slovenia was colored by AppCircus colors. We were happy to have AppCircus show in Ljubljana, and already exiting about next year!

Ten great apps started with their 3 minutes presentations and demos. There were 2 teams from Croatia, and 8 from Slovenia. Some of them really impressed with great creative presentations bring lots of questions and reactions from jury and audience. After all teams presented their apps, the jury had a quite hard work to decide… But finally they declared a winner, the Monkey Labour team!

Meet the AppCircus in Ljubljana winner, Mobot the Robot!

Mobot the robot is expected to mindlessly labor at his job deep inside the bowels of a corporate production facility while his monkey boss vents frustration by throwing obstacles Mobot’s way. Help Mobot stick it back to the system while avoiding being replaced by a cheaper model in this deliciously retro 80s style electronic handheld game rehash.

We need to mentions also Spotie app from Croatia and Wazzap app from Slovenia, they took 2nd and 3rd place.

And a huge “thank you” to all the jury members that became part of the best showcase of apps, and the local organizers team!:

Tina Tavčar - Designer for  Innovatif

Gregor Rebolj – Mobile developer at KLIKA

Ivan Brezak Brkan – Startup expert at Netokracija
Jure Mikuž - RSG Kapital
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AppCircus Academy in Madrid winner

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Yesterday it was a very special day for all of us: we celebrated the first AppCircus Academy in Madrid, held at the Universidad Carlos lll de Madrid.

Half intensive day of presentations, workshops and the AppCircus Competition!

The winner of the best aplication showcase was the app Feebbo:

This app lets users win money participating in market research from companies. It´s a fast way to get answer from users that let companies get enough information to create goods, take decisions or promos as costumer wants.

They have won a nomination to pitch their app at the Mobile Premier Awards held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress and thanks to Nokia, the latest Nokia Lumia Smartphone. Congratulations!

We had also a special mention to Wymob, the second best app of the event:

Wymob is the best way to move, optimize your time, be located all the time, keep in touch with your friends, report incidents… Anticipates jams, calculate your route, find your friends, tell your friends where you are exactly and much more..

Nokia also offered to this amazing app a new smartphone!

We want to thank all the participants, jury members, audience and contestants who were part of this show!

Also a big “thank you” to the sponsors who helped making this special event becoming a reality, to our coolest moderator and the organizers and the Universidad Carlos lll de Madrid for embracing the project!

We really hope to see you soon!

AppCircus Academy has the support of:

NokiaBlueviaIntel AppUp