Mobileys Winners Claim $20,000 in Cash Prizes
(Washington, DC) – Today Mobile Future announced the winners of its second annual mobile innovation competition, The Mobileys. This national competition celebrates and supports early-stage mobile apps, products and services that leverage wireless connectivity in ways that engender meaningful social benefits. Entrepreneurs across the nation submitted their game-changing innovations for the chance to win cash prizes from a $20,000 prize pool – and the results are in!
The winners of the 2014 Mobileys competition are:
- First Place: Code Blue; San Francisco, CA
- Second Place: First Derm; San Francisco, CA
- Third Place: VolunteerMark; Merriam, KS
- The “People’s Choice Award”: First Derm; San Francisco, CA
The Mobileys Grand Prize Winner is Code Blue, a mobile support system that helps young people experiencing depression or bullying get immediate help. Code Blue serves as a ‘panic button’ for teens in need of a rapid response support system. The $10,000 prize money will help support further development of the app.
Taking both the People’s Choice Award and the Second Place prize is First Derm, a San Francisco-based mobile app that increases the accessibility of professional dermatological advice. Third place was awarded to VolunteerMark, pioneering mobile-friendly software that facilitates communication, scheduling and reporting between organizations and their volunteers. Read more about the Mobileys winners here. All three winners will come to Washington D.C. in December to accept their awards.
“The Mobileys shine a light on the incredible promise mobile connectivity holds for tackling many of the challenges the world faces today,” said Mobile Future Chair Jonathan Spalter. “Our wireless ecosystem is evolving at lightning speed. These inspiring innovators show what is possible when we harness the power of wireless technology to make a positive impact on the world around us, all leading to a bright mobile future.”