MEF gives UK mobile startups a boost to Silicon Valley

The organisers of this year’s Meffys, taking place later this year in San Francisco for the first time, have an extra reason to nominate themselves for an award.

For any mobile company that apples before midnight tomorrow, they may be selected to pitch LIVE at MEF’s CEO Summit on 19th September at Level 39, London’s new tech start-up accelerator in Canary Wharf. The deadline for all submissions will end on 23rd September.

Up to eight companies will be selected to pitch their mobile business and get the chance to be quizzed by an expert industry panel including global mobile executives from Amazon and Dropbox.

The Meffys awards (or Messies for those who are mobile industry veterans) are moving this year from London to San Francisco in an effort to reconcile respective European and North American talent and expertise.

The Meffys acknowledge companies that work across every sector of mobile. The 14 categories range from games to mobile money to apps to life tools to publishing to emerging markets. They will be the centrepiece of the inaugural MEF Global Forum conference that will take place at San Francisco’s InterContinental Hotel from November 14-15th this year.

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.