3 Bulgarian applications take part in the second round of the international contest World Summit Award (WSA-mobile).
SmartBirds is nominated in the category m-Environment&Health, the social network Forward will compete in the category m-Entertainment&Lifestyle, and Talkie continues in the category m-Learning&Education. After the national selections, 7 applications were chosen to represent Bulgaria on the global stage.
457 application from 98 UN member states participated in the mobile edition of World Summit Award. 202 of them were shortlisted for the second round. In the first half of September the 40 WSA-mobile winners to be invited to Abu Dhabi, Feb 1-3 2015 will be announced.
See the WSA 2014 National Nominees from Bulgaria here!
World Summit Awards (WSA) is a global competition launched in 2003
in the framework of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society
(WSIS). WSA is based on a unique mechanism of a global contest supported by national
selections of best practice and a sequence of content-focused national and international
events, content conferences and promotional exhibitions. A pool of eminent professionals
and a national expert select the best applications, which will be representing Bulgaria
in the global contest.
WSA Bulgaria nominee conquers the global market: The 2011 high
achiever Flipps (iMediaShare) is among the most successful digital startups on an
international scale. It is a mobile app that streams videos from your phone to the
Smart TV. Flipps does not require more than for a TV and the mobile phone to be
connected to the WiFi. It is compatible with over 250 million existing TV sets.The
startup has managed to get 8 million installs, assigning its powerful video content
distribution channel second place after Apple TV with 13 million sales. In order
to push its growth further in addition to the initial funding raised from LAUNCHub
(seed fund supporting entrepreneurs and digital startups in SEE) Flipps has also
attracted the veteran venture investor Tim Draper (http://goaleurope.com/2013/10/10/bulgarian-flipps-known-as-imediashare-raises-funding-from-tim-draper/)
World Summit Award - mobile (WSA-mobile) is the mobile edition
of WSA promoting mobile solutions that can add value and make the society more inclusive.
Bulgarian Project SmartMuseum was among the winners in the category m-Tourism
& Culture in the first edition of the World Summit Award Mobile.
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