(PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Leading Australian innovator AppHappening (http://www.apphappening.com) announces the launch of its global search for the next billion-dollar apps with one world-beating entrepreneur given the immediate chance to fulfill their dreams and enter the most intense startup boot camp ever conceived: StartupBus Europe (http://europe.startupbus.com/buses/netherlands/).
The contest, which is open to all-comers, also provides the top two app proposals from around the world immediate funding opportunities. The top 100 app proposals will be taken into the AppHappening tech-investor incubator process where the entrepreneurs will be guided through the process of bringing their idea to life.
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime to go from man (or woman) on the street to app entrepreneur,” said AppHappening founder and CEO Michael Giffney.
The competition, which begins October 17, will be judged by an eminent panel of successful digital entrepreneurs including Silicon Valley veterans. Participants have until October 23 to enter their idea with the winners to be announced on October 24.
The first prize is a highly sought after golden ticket to ride on StartupBus Europe, the ultimate disruptor boot camp which brings together hundreds of innovators from all walks of life for an epic entrepreneurial road trip. The goal: to build the next big startup. The StartupBus departs from Amsterdam on October 27 alongside other buses from six countries around the continent, all converging in Vienna at the Pioneer’s Festival for an electrifying 150-person competition.
AppHappening CTO Simon Anquetil said he hoped to see ideas for all platforms. “From smartphones to tablets, Google Glass to Samsung Smart Watch, the opportunities for innovation on mobile devices are endless.”
AppHappening are recognised as global experts in delivering at every phase of the app development lifecycle enabling anyone from stay-at-home mums to digital visionaries and non-tech-savvy business owners to create fast, affordable and high quality apps.
AppHappening’s goal here is to accelerate innovation and to show the world that anyone with a great idea for an app can have it easily and cost effectively developed and marketed. Too many vendors see inventors/visionaries only as a revenue stream rather than the source of innovation and inspiration. “You don’t need a PhD in computer science or any technical skills at all to build the next Instagram or Facebook - just an idea, motivation and the right support,” said Mr Anquetil.
App Happening is proud to be an Australian-based company servicing a global market. It was concerned enough by Australia’s relatively poor showing on rankings such as the Cornell University Global Innovation Index 2013, released this week, that it decided to accelerate the innovation process itself.
“If governments won’t create the settings necessary for talented entrepreneurs to flourish, we feel it is our industry’s duty to step up to the plate and do what we can,” Mr Giffney said.
Unique in the crowd-sourcing marketplace, App Happening customers are offered 24/7 support and hand-picked App Geniuses who are specialists in their field including developers, designers, marketers, analysts, testers and more.
“Instead of delivering hundreds of anonymous developers offering a lowest common denominator service on the smell of an oily rag like other online outsourcing sites, we deliver clients a dream team of selected experts at a fraction of the cost charged by a traditional software development house,” Mr Giffney said.
If you believe your idea has got what it takes, to be in with a chance to have it recognized and adopted all you need to do is submit your brief pitch at https://www.apphappening.com/competition.
No more than two pages, it’s just the elevator pitch at this stage but expect to go the whole nine yards if you become one of the top one hundred app proposals in the world!
Contest details and more information about AppHappenning can be found at https://www.apphappening.com.