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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:03 am
MIDEM unveils the judges panels for the MidemNet Lab 2011 who will
choose the most innovative companies in the mobile applications,
industry services and consumer services categories. The 3 winners will
be elected amongst 30 finalists, selected through a call for entry
opened for submissions until 31 October 2010.

"The judges are all at the top-front of digital innovation and are
best-placed to evaluate the most innovative business models," notes
Dominique Leguern, Director of MIDEM. "This is an international jury
of the highest quality, comprising successful and creative
entrepreneurs in the digital entertainment field, top leading
investment firms in media and technology, and influential media in the
digital sphere."

The judges collectively represent an international network of
supporters for digital entrepreneurship. Thus, the 30 finalists,
selected by the UK consulting and research specialist Music Ally will
earn the opportunity to pitch their projects at MIDEM in front of
these digital thought-leaders on 23, 24 and 25 January in Cannes, each
day being dedicated to one MidemNet Lab category. The judges will
provide substantial and valuable feedback to each finalist's project.
Following the pitch sessions, a winner will be chosen by each of the
three judging panels.

Composition of the jury in each of the three categories:
Mobile Applications - Pitch session Sunday 23 January
Rudy De Waele, Founder, Mobile 2.0 and Mobile Monday Barcelona/Madrid
Daniel Klaus, Managing Partner, AppFund (USA)
Franvßois Mazoudier, Partner, LD&A (UK)
Tim O'Brien, Vice President of Business Development, Tapulous/Disney
Mobile (USA)
Industry Services (B2B) - Pitch session Monday 24 January
StvŠphane Distinguin, Founder & CEO, faberNovel & Chairman, af83
Rob Moffat, Associate, Balderton Capital (UK)
Par-Jv?rgen Parson, General Partner, Northzone Ventures (Sweden)
Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin (USA)
Roxanne Varza, Editor, TechCrunch France & Co-Founder, Girls in Tech
Paris (France)
Consumer Services (B2C) - Pitch session Tuesday 25 January
Paul Brindley, CEO, Music Ally (UK)
Mattias Ljungman, Partner, Atomico (Sweden/UK)
Justin Pears, Editor, New Media Age (UK)
Steve Purdham, CEO & Founder Investor, We7 (UK)
Nicole Yershon, Director, Innovative Solutions, Ogilvy Group (UK)
Cap Digital, Mobile Entertainment, Music 4.5 and Wireless Partnership
Industry (WIP) are partnering with MidemNet Lab.

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