Nokia’s Mobile Rules! 08 Gets Buzzd

If you are looking for a bar with a mechanical bull, a club with 80’s cheese metal or the best fish taco restaurant in town, you may want to use the mobile service buzzd. Buzzd is a location based mobile entertainment service that provides real-time information for bars, clubs and restaurants. Buzzd will even let you network with friends and strangers who have a similar interest in your style of nightlife.

Buzzd was first runner up in the Best Business Plan category at Nokia’s Mobile Rules! 08 competition. Out of a 1,000 entries from around the world, buzzd came in second. Not bad for a company named after the feeling one gets while intoxicated. The last business plan I wrote while “buzzd” created such a bad paper jam I had to throw my printer out.

“Being recognized as an emerging company within the mobile space is always an honor,” said buzzd CEO and co-founder Nihal Mehta. “Having our company recognized amongst the best and brightest companies across the world exemplifies the demand for location-sensitive services like buzzd.”

“Nokia is very pleased to announce the winners of the Mobile Rules! ’08 competition, who with their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit typify an emerging wave tapping into today’s exciting convergence of mobility and the Internet,” said Tom Libretto, Vice President, Forum Nokia. “Open platforms and the millions of smartphone devices available today are helping enable this new wave of entrepreneurs from around the globe to become drivers of the future global mobile marketplace through the innovative technologies, applications and business models they create today.”