Niiiws wins AppCircus in Lisbon!

Great venue, awesome apps and really stimulating workshops at AppCircus in Lisbon!

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Meet the jury at AppCircus in Lisbon!

On June 26 AppCircus arrives to Lisbon to showcase the best apps of the region! In a few days we will communicate the selected apps that will pitch on stage at the Vodafone Portugal Headquarters (Parque das Nações, Lisbon). The jury will reward the following prizes:

  • The overall winner will get a chance to be one of the 20 apps pitching at the Mobile Premier Awards during MWC 2013, plus a Windows Phone 7 offered by Vodafone.
  • The best Windows Phone app wil get a Windows Phone 7 smartphone offered by Nokia.

In addition, the best posting in the Facebook event, or the best person tweeting with the hashtags #appcircus #vodafone during the actual event will be awarded a Vodafone Android smartphone by Vodafone!

Meet the professionals that will be part of the jury on stage:

Nicolau Mesquita

Nicolau Mesquita is the Executive Business Developer Manager in Nokia Iberia since January 2010, he develops strategic agreements for the Iberian market, defines and implements Nokia’s trade and marketing policies for Spain and Portugal. Since 2006, Nicolau had been a Senior Marketing Manager and Senior Business Manager in Nokia, leading successful campaigns.

Nuno Inácio

Senior Product Manager at Vodafone Portugal. More than 10 years of experience on the Telecommunications field, having a large and broad scale knowledge of various areas of this industry, namely roaming, high-level technical flows, mobile payments, apps and developer marketing

Óscar Fernandez

General Manager for Spain, Portugal & LATAM at Adfonic and General Manager for Spain at Mobile Marketing Association, he leads the development of his company for improving their network.

Leonel Filipe Duarte

As YDreams’ Creative Director Leonel has been responsible for conceptualizing and overseeing the fusion of technology and design for emblematic YDreams projects such as the savvy Visitors’ Center for Ciudad Grupo Santander in Spain. Leonel has a degree in Communication Design from Lisbon University’s Faculty of Fine Arts.

Marco Leal

Marco has more than 12 years of international technical, management and executive experience in the mobile products and data services arena. He is currently in the role of CEO at iMobileMagic, a company that he co-founded after holding several leadership roles at other companies. Marco started his career in MobiComp, a startup that has become a reference after its acquisition by Microsoft in 2008. After MobiComp’s acquisition by Microsoft, he took on the role of Principal Group Program Manager inside Microsoft’s Mobile Communication Business division. Marco then left Microsoft in 2011 to start iMobileMagic.

The app business seeks new talent in Lisbon

Next June 26th, Vodafone Headquarters in Parque das Nações (Lisbon) will be hosting the AppCircus Lisbon event, where developers and start-ups will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ideas and talent in creating innovative apps. AppCircus Lisbon is open to students, professionals from the mobile industry, and independent developers.
The event is sponsored by Vodafone and Nokia and starts with two training workshops by Nokia  and Mobile Marketing Association: Nokia is offering a workshop on building apps with Windows, and Mobile Marketing Association will deliver a workshop on marketing your app. Both workshops are from 16:00 – 17.30  and are free to attend but registration is required here.
To participate at the AppCircus in Lisbon comeptition, register your app here by June 11. Among all registered apps, 10 will be chosen to pitch their app on stage, and will have 3 minutes to explain what their app is about and what the business model is behind it, in front of an expert jury panel and the public. The winning app will receive a nomination to participate at the Mobile Premier Awards to be held in February 2013 in Barcelona.
Our sponsors are giving out great prizes!
The AppCircus in Lisbon winner will be awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Vodafone.
The best Windows Phone app will be awarded a Nokia Lumia 800 by Nokia.
AppCircus Lisboa is also happening on the social networks: the best posting on the  Facebook event or the best tweet with the hashtags #AppCircus #Vodafone during the event will be awarded a Vodafone Android smartphone by Vodafone.
Join the AppCircus in Lisbon Facebook Community!