Art on the Fringe – check out our artist’s mobile site

We are counting down the seconds till the launch of the Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival – BCN 2013. We hope you enjoy our lovely festival and we look are really looking forward to meeting and greeting all the innovators tomorrow for our first event of the season.

As our inaugural Art on the Fringe festival is so amazing we wanted to give you all the opportunity to experience the art, even if you cannot make it to MOB to view in person. Scan below to enjoy!!…..

Heroes is proud to announce Art on the Fringe – Mobilography Exhibition @ MOB

Heroes of the Mobile Fringe is proud to present our inaugural exhibition, showcasing the work of 3 extremely talented artists who use their mobile phone’s as their medium for expression.

Tracey Moberly describes why she choses this medium “as an artist my mobile phone has developed and grown from my inspirational muse via SMS to paint box and pallet with both high and low resolution phone camera specs and the different Apps I use. I create large scale canvases for gallery exhibition and commission filtered through Apps such as Instagram. I use it in a wide number of disciplines from creating films and music industry videos to embroidered and art worked text messages thus giving longevity to an otherwise disposable medium. My mobile has become not only my tool box, but a vehicle to take and make my creations globally …

Our fabulous artists exhibiting are Tracey Moberly, Ben Lowe and Heike Schuricht. The show is on for a week so come and view the 50 pieces of Mobilography in the coolest space in town, MOB, Makers of Barcelona, open daily from 10.00am – 7.30pm, Sunday 25th – Thursday 28th Feb.


Thank-you Twilio!! – our new lead sponsor for the Innovation on the Fringe event


3 Cheers to our Twilio, our lead sponsor for our Innovation on the Fringe event, in their own words “we empower developers to build powerful communication. Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent & complex communications systems. As your app’s usage scales up or down, Twilio automatically scales with you. You only pay for what you use – no contracts, no shenanigans.

Check them out at MWC here



Heroes welcomes itnig & Camaloon – our latest community partners

We have another great community party joining the Heroes festival line up – itnig and Camaloon. These wonderful supporters will be hosting our Mobile Media and Advertising panel – to be announced shortly. Thanks and check them out – we salute you!!!

itnig is an internet startup accelerator with an experienced team of professionals in engineering, design, marketing and business who help entrepreneurs with an online business idea develop and execute their business plan using the Lean approach.
itnig’s offices are a startup ecosystem located in the 22@ neighbourhood, the innovation district of Barcelona. Nowadays itnig’s HQ host 6 startups and new projects will be joining soon.
itnig holds recurrent events, like the famous itnig fridays, and is always available to host other tech gatherings. Only at itnig you can find the craziest and most creative tech community in Barcelona.

Camaloon is a young startup based in Barcelona selling custom products through a slim and attractive online platform that has reached audiences throughout Europe. In addition to the customisation, Camaloon offers a space for artists to sell their printed designs on the finished product. This way Camaloon brings together artists looking to commercialise their creations and individuals looking for a special, unique productCamaloon has experienced a fast growth in its first year targeting companies with a need for custom gadgets to promote their activity. Thanks to the usability of the website and the quality of the products and services, Camaloon has obtained a wide number of fans in a very short time.

MOB discounted desk space for Heroes

WOW WEE have we got a treat for our Heroes. Do you have to work while your in Barcelona but can’t face having to sit in your hotel room on crappie wifi?? – well we have the solution for you!

Our wonderful friends at MAKERS OF BARCELONA (MOB) are offering a special day rate for our Heroes. This day pass gives you full use of the following amenities at MOB:

* 1 day rental of Desk Space with WiFi

* Access 9.30-7.30pm (Mon-Fri)

* 1 Free Estrella Beer

* price does not include printing/conference room rental or locker rental.

For Reservations please email: and quote the code: MOBILE – hurrah for MOB!

Innovation on the Fringe sponsor announced & win a free iPad Mini with

Our lovely Innovation on the Fringe sponsors, have a fantastic competition to our wonderful Hero’s. actually makes the mobile web work for over 500,000 websites across the globe. How? well they provide the real time device detection needed to optimise content cost effectively for mobile.  Supporting 19 of the world’s leading content management systems including: WordPress, DotNetNuke, Joomla!, Drupal and many others.

So for the chance to win an iPad mini, simply click on the link below to enter – good luck!

For more information check out their blog here:


MEF Connects 2013 Party Winners!!

Congratulations to the ten lucky winners of our ticket giveaway competition who will each receive 2 tickets to the legendary MEF Connects MWC 2013 party, celebrating its 11th anniversary at a fabulous  new venue, the Musee D’Art Contemporani (MACBA). We had an amazing response to this year’s competition, so thanks to everyone who entered, and bad luck if you didn’t make the list. You will be contacted by email if you are one of the lucky winners!

The winners and their guests will join the cream of MWC’s mobile executives from the MEF membership for some serious networking at one of the hottest parties of the congress – congratulations to all of them, we’ll see you at the bar!

Get face-to-face with your peers at the hottest events in MWC

So many events, so little time! MWC is full of rare opportunities to catch up face to face with the people in your professional network who are usually scattered across the globe!
Let Shhmooze – the official event app of the Mobile Fringe – give you a helping hand. Shhmooze is designed to get you face-to-face both with the people already in your network – and the people you need to know.
Download the app for free from the Apple App Store (stay tuned for our Mobile Web App). All the fringe events are listed in Shhmooze. Make sure you sign in with LinkedIn and Twitter to see what events are happening where – and who’s going to what!
Get up-to-date with what your contacts have been doing by peeking at our smart profiles. Looking out for someone in particular at an event? You can search for individuals in Shhmooze via name, skillset or company.
Then put your phone down and make the most of your face-to-face time with some good coffee or an ice-cold beer!
Download iOS app now
Web app details to follow.
Follow @shhmooze

Innovation on the Fringe 2013

It’s all go at Heroes of Mobile Towers. We have so much to tell you, but first, let’s start with this year’s Innovation on the Fringe event.

You may remember last year’s event which attracted over 100 visitors and a wide selection of start-ups showcasing their latest wares. Well, we’re doing the same again this year. And we’d like to go bigger if we can. We already have a waiting list of people wanting to come and right now, the only tickets left are for sponsors and demo companies. This is where you come in! We’re asking three things of you please…

1. Show us what you’ve got!

If you would like to demo your app or service, please fill in the form so we can consider you. This is not an investment pitch, it’s more of a show ‘n tell (although there will be investors in the room, I expect). You can be at really early stage, or you can be a fully-fledged service. We don’t mind. We just want to see interesting services and meet interesting people. There is no charge for this and it’s a great way to kick off your week in Barcelona. All you have to do is fill in this simple form.

2. Sponsor us!

We had a lovely sponsor lined up and all agreed a few weeks ago and they’ve suddenly come back to us and had to pull out suddenly for internal reasons that neither party can do much about sadly. That leaves us with a bit of a financial hole. We’re just looking to cover costs for the venue, equipment hire and the catering (a bit of tapas, some wine, beer and soft drinks). The rest of the event is run entirely on a voluntary basis. Of course, if we can raise more sponsorship, we can go for a bigger venue and we can feed and water more people. So it’s up to you! We’re asking you to dig deep and help us out. Get in touch with Helen or Jen for more info.

3. Volunteer!

This event needs a lot of people to make it work. If you think you could spare us some time that afternoon to help on the registration desk, set up the AV, do a recording, take some photos, keep the demo companies to time and more, then please let us know. Just add your name and details here please.

Thanks for your help for making this event a big success.

Innovation on the fringe in full effect!

The sold out ‘Innovation on the Fringe’ kicks off the Heroes of the Mobile Fringe festival tomorrow. We has a great number of very high quality applications to demo at this event and without further ado am happy to announce that the following innovators have be chosen to demo at the event.




Ovio Mobile








This eclectic mix of businesses from every corner of the globe will kick of the festival in true style.

The doors will open at 1.30pm with the first panel starting at 2pm. This event is kindly sponsored by MyriadMyriad is chosen by leading OEMs and network service providers to power rich mobile social and web experiences.

The event is also supported by Lumu Invest, Mobile Brain Bank and Mobile Monday Tel Aviv.