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Mobile X Festival Announces Finalists for Shark Tank-Like Competition

(Note: Our lawyers tell us we’re not allowed to call our Mobile Accelerator competition a Shark Tank competition. Apparently, we’ll get our rear ends sued if we do that. As such, we’re calling it our “Mobile Accelerator competition, which is just like Shark Tank, only more fun” — and less subject to law suits.)

Big news at Mobile X Festival headquarters — in addition to having speakers, panelists and attendees from companies such as Google, Microsoft, E&J Gallo, CNN, Coca-Cola, Kimberly-Clark and the Atlanta Hawks, we also have winners for our Mobile Accelerator competition.

After analyzing the entries from dozens of nominees, we’ve narrowed the competition down to five finalists.

The winner of the competition will get all sorts of goodies — lunch with Doug Busk, the Global Group Director of Digital Communications at Coca-Cola; an appearance on the Dana Barrett Show; recognition on Hypepotamus and the 60 Second Marketer; plus a few other goodies.

Ready to take a look at the finalists? Check ’em out below (presented in alphabetical order).

Finalist: Cooleaf

What makes them special: Leading organizations will custom brand Cooleaf’s web and mobile technology to better align employee learning and development to business goals and to recognize employees for demonstrating core values.

Website: www.cooleaf.com

Twitter Handle: @cooleaf

Finalist: Farrago Comics

What makes them special: Farrago Comics is the first and only free app for free comics, giving top comic book creators & publishers exposure to a 50-100x larger audience of comics likers than the decades-old, print-dominated pay-per-book model.  

Website:  www.farragocomics.com

Twitter Handle: @FarragoComics

Finalist: Materiall

What makes them special: Materiall helps people find furniture they love with an intuitive, visual search experience that sits on top of a machine learning, recommendation algorithm.

Website: www.Materiall.com

Twitter Handle: @SearchCurio

Finalist: Plutonium Apps

What makes them special: Plutonium Apps is a team of Georgia Tech students that collaborate with individuals, startups, and businesses to create successful mobile apps. We design, prototype, develop, test, and distribute highly polished iOS and Android apps that encompass new,  great ideas.

Website: www.PlutoniumApps.com

Twitter Handle: @PlutoniumApps

Finalist: RollRR

RollRR is a new mobile platform offering a patented  larger, flexible mobile screen. It’s an early-stage start-up, so it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles in place yet, but it looks interesting nonetheless. You can see their patent drawings and read more on their website.

Website:  www.rollrr.com

Twitter Handle: Coming soon

Are you going to the Mobile X Festival?

For a limited time, you can save 30% off the price of tickets to both the Master Class workshops on May 11th, and the Festival on May 12th. Just use MKT16 during checkout to receive your discount.

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