Register on dotopen as a Blogger

May 4th, 2010

Following popular demand we have recently upgraded our system so now bloggers can add their individual profile to dotopen.com.

With this addition we try to facilitate easier connections between bloggers and companies. This is especially usefull for bloggers wishing to discover new companies to write about and for companies who’d like to connect to specialised bloggers.

We hope you like this new addition to dotopen.com.

Here’s how you register as a blogger:

Register on dotopen as an Individual

May 4th, 2010

Following popular demand we have upgraded our system so that also individuals can now get a profile on dotopen.com as a “one person initiative“.

If you are self-employed and working outside a formal organization this is for you! In the mobile ecosystem this is especially interesting for individual developers who want to connect to other players in the industry.

So, why sign up?

  • discover hundreds of startups and established companies in the mobile ecosystem
  • follow potential partners, suppliers and competitors
  • showcase your work (add you app!)
  • participate in events such as the AppCircus

Here’s how to register as an “one person initiative”:

How To Add an App to Your Profile

March 30th, 2010

Following popular demand we have recently upgraded the profile so now you can add your apps.

Whether you want your app to be showcased, shared and discovered or you want to submit it to an app competition in partnership with dotopen, like the AppCircus, you will find this new feature very useful and, of course, free.

To start you will have to log in to dotopen and once in your dashboard click on “UPDATE PROFILE”

Once at the edit profile screen choose the tab “apps” and make sure you fill in all the fields. You can also embed a YouTube video and screenshots to further describe what your app is about.

Once you are done describing, make sure that you click on “SAVE CHANGES”.

You can add as many apps as you like just hit the “+ add app” icon and start over.

Simple enough! Of course, you can always drop us a line for questions, feedback or bugs reports!

dotopen Members Get Unique Chance to Present at The Next Web

March 29th, 2010

Participate for FREE to The Next Web Paypal X Startup Rally

We are happy to announce a partnership with The Next Web. dotopen members will have a unique opportunity to participate at The Next Web Paypal X Startup Rally. Apply today, we have 5 spots to present in the final in Amsterdam on April 27-29, 2010.

The Next Web Paypal X Startup Rally is open to any startup (Mobile or Web). It is free to enter.

Sign up here: http://dotopen.com/the-next-web-10 Hurry! We close submissions on Friday, April 2, midnight CET.

A Jury of Experts will select the 5 startups that will get a free ticket for the conference along with their 5-minute slot to present on the main stage.

Special ticket price for dotopen members

dotopen members can also buy tickets at a special price of 650€ (a 35% discount on the 999€ regular price). Get them here: http://dotopen.com/the-next-web-10

Not a member, yet? Register, it’s FREE!!

About dotopen
dotopen.com is the open platform for organizations, where decision makers can showcase their companies, discover relevant partners and build their ecosystems. With its international partnerships dotopen offers members opportunities to participate in startup and app competitions around the world. http://dotopen.com

About The Next Web Conference
April 27-29, 2010, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: The Next Web Conference is going into its fifth edition. It is the leading Internet Conference on European soil. Enjoy 3 days of Amsterdam, inspiration, business and fun. 1000+ Mobile and Internet professionals, entrepreneurs, developers, VC’s, bloggers, industry journalists and higher management of leading corporations gather in Amsterdam for The Next Web. It is a must attend for everybody that is interested in the future of Mobile and Web.
http://thenextweb.com/conference

dotopen partners with Plugg

March 5th, 2010

Plugg is a one-day conference on Thursday, March 11 in Brussels, with a clear focus on celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe and raising global awareness for those European start-ups in the Web / Mobile 2.0 field that stand out in the crop. Check out the  full list of confirmed speakers and schedule for the day. You can register here.

One of the most exciting things at the conference is the Start-Ups Rally. Below, behold the names of the 20 innovative startups who’ve submitted their profile on dotopen.com for this year’s competition and were selected out of a total of 116 submitted profiles for the competition by a balanced jury of renowned industry professionals.

Hope to see you in Brussels next week!

- aNEWSMe (websitedotopen profile) from Bulgaria

- Apprupt (websitedotopen profile) from Germany

- CloudSplit (websitedotopen profile) from Ireland

- Collibra (websitedotopen profile) – from Belgium

- Datpresenter (websitedotopen profile) – from UK

- Distimo (websitedotopen profile) – from Netherlands

- English Attack (websitedotopen profile) – from France

- Fits.me (websitedotopen profile) from Estonia

- Flowr (websitedotopen profile) – from Slovenia

- Gigswiz (websitedotopen profile) from Finland

- Hipui (websitedotopen profile) from Finland

- Inbox2 (websitedotopen profile) from Netherlands

- Lumo Research (websitedotopen profile) from Finland

- Raz*War (websitedotopen profile) from Belgium

- Sclipo (websitedotopen profile) from Spain

- Shotools (websitedotopen profile) from Spain

- Smarkets (websitedotopen profile) from UK

- Stupeflix (websitedotopen profile) from Germany

- Submate (websitedotopen profile) from France

- Tweetmeme (websitedotopen profile) from UK

Bringing the best global mobile startups and investors together

February 2nd, 2010

A few days ago we closed registrations to the Mobile Premier Awards competition, the largest in the industry, with over 600 submissions! The local nominees were great and the finalists selected are sensational.

There are lots of amazing startups, however, which did not make the cuts this year and have a great future ahead. Connecting great projects to potential partners is what we do at dotopen. That is why we are driving an initiative to give all startups who participated to the MPA an opportunity to virtually showcase in front of selected investors.

For investors:

All the investors who request it will receive a document with links to the startup profiles and a temporary login so you can easily get to understand what the hottest startups in mobile do.

There are dozens of investors already using dotopen, discovering and following companies not only as potential investments, but also to do some competitor analysis for the companies in their portfolio, to understand trends and to look around for the unexpected.

If you are an investor and would like to receive for FREE! the list of the startups that participated in this year’s competition can send us your email address here.

For startups:

dotopen is a great tool for showcasing your startup company to potential investors. It has a lot of information that investors need for a first evaluation and supports specific documents and media which usually have no place on the company’s website (i.e. a video pitch, information on the projects you are working on, or even what you are looking for).

With that in mind, if you want to brush up your profile, you can log in here.

We continue to look for ways to further contribute to the innovation ecosystem and add value to our members. If you have some ideas you can send them our way.

How To Add Additional Users To Your dotopen Account

January 26th, 2010

Mobile Premier Awards & Mobile Sunday Registrations

January 26th, 2010

This year, the Mobile Premier Awards and Mobile Sunday attendance event registrations are done through dotopen. See below for details.

Mobile Premier Awards

The Mobile Premier Awards announced the 20 finalists to the Mobile Premier Awards in Innovation: The best grassroots startup innovation chosen by their peers in partnership with MobileMonday, the global community of mobile professionals.

The finalists were chosen by an international jury of the most recognized mobile industry experts who will pitch their idea, application or project at the Mobile Premier Awards event that takes place in Barcelona, at the Petit Palau of Palau de la Musica on February 15, 2010 in front of investors, operators, media companies, peer entrepreneurs, and press and influential bloggers.

Registration to attend the event is now open. Get your ticket at http://www.dotopen.com/mobile-premier-awards.

Mobile Sunday Barcelona

The fifth annual Mobile Sunday – an unofficial, informal and generally cool and funky gathering of mobile bloggers and their chums – will be taking place in Barcelona on the eve of this year’s Mobile World Congress on Sunday, February 14, 2010, starting at 7pm CET.

This year, the event takes place at one of the coolest new bars in Barcelona, the VINTAGE – around the corner of the venue last year – for more space and a jazzy, loungy athmosphere, with different rooms and salons. We’ll be able to host 500 people in a relaxed atmosphere with drinks and bites, including lots of sofa’s, private salons, four screens, a heated terrace and a dancefloor for the ones who like to kick off the  busy week with a swing.

Attending Mobile Sunday is free to all registered users of dotopen.com who will also get their company’s logo and pitch shown on the many screens visible at the event.

How to register

Log in to dotopen.com and click on attend this event in your toolbox. If you’re not a dotopen member yet, then register and publish your profile, it’s FREE! Non-dotopen members can purchase a ticket to Mobile Sunday at Amiando here.

We recommend not to wait last minute to book your tickets. There are limited seats and both events sell out every year in advance!

We hope to see you in Barcelona!

dotopen partners with Slush! 09

October 16th, 2009

We’re happy to announce the partnership between dotopen and Slush!

Ever heard of Linux, MySQL or IRC? Nokia ring a bell? All of them came from the slush… Could it be that slush is the missing ingredient? At least you will not find much of it in Silicon Valley. Or in any of the other wannabe Silicon Valleys. You will find many new companies in the slush that you never heard of. Most of them built by entrepreneurs with names you can’t pronounce.

Slush Helsinki provides you with a perfectly safe, guided tour to this amazing, cold and dark habitat of cool new startups. If you’re a cool new startup, you should be there!

Go to dotopen.com/Slush-09 to find relevant info about the event on November 3-4 in Helsinki, Finland. dotopen members have a one-click access to register their startup for a demo table at Slush*. Selected startups might also get selected for a special Talkoot Treatment and get an opportunity to pitch to a board of experts organized by Slush.

So, what are you waiting for? Login or register to dotopen to apply for this exciting opportunity! The deadline for submission to Slush is 30.10.2009.

We hope to see you there!

the dotopen team.

* The demo table doesn’t cost you anything extra, but you still need to get your Slush ticket.

Mobile Bites @ PICNIC09

September 30th, 2009

Last Thursday we hosted the Mobile Bites @ PICNIC09, a showcase dotopen organised to give young talented startups in mobile the chance to pitch their idea to a new audience. The startups could apply to demo through the dotopen.com/PICNIC participation page.

We selected five of the most interesting, creative, touching, weird or exciting applications in mobile to be showcased to the PICNIC audience in mini-presentations lasting 3 minutes each.

Soundwalk Mobile Bites Pitch @ PICNIC09Alex Kummerman presenting Soundwalk

The presentations went well, most of the presenters went for the daring task to do a live demo on stage and the audience just loved it. Here below the pictures of the presenting startups, you can check their profile on dotopen by clicking their links. You can follow these companies as a dotopen member and stay up-to-date on their latest moves.

Startup Pitches @ Mobile Bites PICNIC09Stefanie Hoffmann – aka-aki, Georg Broxtermann – Orbster

Andie Nordgren – RjDj, Peter Vesterbacka – Ball-IT

We’d like to remind all startups in mobile to join the Mobile 2.0 Silicon Valley Launch Pad!

Mobile 2.0 Silicon Valley provides a platform for pre-A round and A round start-ups focusing on mobile applications and services looking for funding, trade press, tech blogger and early-adopter attention. Click here to apply for Mobile 2.0 Silicon Valley Start-up Launch Pad in San Francisco on October 15th, 2009 – any start-up with a mobile service or application can apply for jury selection.

Deadline for submission is October 5th, 2009 at midnight PST.

dotopen members can register with a one-click access. Once filled in your company data, you don’t need to enter your data again for every event.