The next phase of the web will be ruled by mobile. It’s already happening. Just think about how many killer apps and products are mobile-first or mobile-only. This Friday right before our 6th annual summer party at August Capital, we’ll be holding a half-day Mobile First CrunchUp to talk about where are we in terms of creating mobile products and why so many startups are going after mobile before they even create a desktop Web product.
How do the current platforms help or hinder this progress? What new mobile experiences are being created? And how are startups going to make money from all of this?
Our speakers will include mobile founders, engineers, and VCs from Instagram, Foursquare, Kleiner Perkins, Android, Tango, and more (see full agenda below). If you want to buy tickets, we sold out immediately. But you will be able to watch it streamed live right here on TechCrunch starting at 1PM PT on Friday. Please join us. However, we still do have some tickets for the August Capital summer party afterwards. Our last set of 100 tickets are on sale now.
Update: Tickets are now sold out.
Mobile First Agenda:
1:00 to 1:15: How Did We Get Here And Where Are We Going
Joe Hewitt, Software Engineer
1:15 to 1:30: Why Mobile First
Omar Hamoui, Churn Labs
Kevin Systrom, CEO Instagram
1:30 to 2:00: Designing The Mobile Experience
Matías Duarte, Director of User Experience, Android
Steve Jang, CEO Schematic Labs/Soundtracking
Jake Mintz, Co-Founder Bump Technologies
2:00 to 2:30: Money Matters
Chi-Hua Chien, Partner Kleiner Perkins
Howard Hartenbaum, Partner August Capital
Eric Setton, Co-Founder Tango
Tristan Walker, Director Business Development, Foursquare
2:30 to 3:00: Break
3:00 to 3:15: Mobile Demos
3:15 to 4:30: Roundtable with all of the above
August Capital Party
The August Capital Party will be held on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park this Friday, July 29th, from 5:30 – 10:00pm, following our Mobile First CrunchUp. We will have an amazing mix of startup demos, networking, giveaways, drinks, and much more. Tickets to the summer party are $40. These are our last set of 100 tickets, so please act fast if you would like to come.
Tickets are on sale here.
We still have a very limited number of press passes available. Contact Elin Blesener to request press pass consideration.
Here are the logistics for the party.
Also, parking will be extremely limited so we encourage you to leave plenty of time to find parking, or carpool with friends and co-workers. To help with parking, Zimride will be hosting a free rideshare service. You can check it out here.
A huge thank you to all of our sponsors who made this possible.