Mobile World Congress spins up in a couple of weeks time but like any good event, the real action takes place ‘Off Broadway” at the fringe events. And that’s not just because TechCrunch is running an event: TechCrunchTalk Mobile 2.0. One of the main one this year is The Mobile Peer Awards from the Mobile Monday global non-profit network. They have picked their finalists for the awards from a list which started at 162, went to 42 and is now down to the final 20. It’s necessarily from a wide cross-section of countries because each MM chapter picks ‘their’ winner. Hence why there is only one finalist from Silicon Valley – Soonr – but that means you also get to hear about Aradiom from Istanbul, among others. Some of the trends are clear: location-based services, events, social networking, producivity apps, app stores, enterprise and VOIP. The full list of finalists appears after the jump.
The finalists are divided in two categories: early-stage and emerging.
Registration to attend the event is now open here.
Early Stage Startups:
Addict Digital Media – Mobile Monday Buenos Aires
aka-aki networks GmbH – MobileMonday Berlin
Babajob.com – MobileMonday Bangalore
Big in Japan Inc. – MobileMonday Dallas
bioLocate – MobileMonday Jakarta
Dial2Do – MobileMonday Dublin
Fortumo – MobileMonday Estonia
Mob4Hire – MobileMonday Vancouver
Orbster GmbH – MobileMonday Munich
Oxynade – MobileMonday Brussels
Tellmewhere – MobileMonday Paris
Xumii – MobileMonday Sydney
Aradiom – MobileMonday Istanbul
fring – MobileMonday Tel Aviv
Getjar Networks – MobileMonday Lithuania
Keynetik – MobileMonday Washington DC
Mobintech A/S – MobileMonday Copenhagen
PopCatcher AB – MobileMonday Sweden
Soonr – MobileMonday Silicon Valley
Unkasoft Advergaming – MobileMonday Madrid