It’s been three years since we ran our first Mobile Incubation Week, dubbed The American Idol for Mobile Apps. My, what a ride it has been. We’ve run 15 events since then, putting over 200 promising startups through our intense weeklong incubator.

Where are our startups now?

Mobile Acceleration Week companies

  • Have raised Venture Capital funding >$700M
    • Backers include: Sequoia, Benchmark Capital, NEA, Lightspeed Ventures, Intel Capital
  • Have been downloaded over 500M times across mobile platforms
  • Have been acquired by major companies, with an aggregate value of >$500M
    • Clever Sense by Google
    • Flixster by Warner Brothers
    • GroupMe by Skype
    • Loopt by Green Dot
    • Networks in Motion by TCS
  • Have been featured across major media outlets in hundreds of articles, including TechCrunch, WSJ, NY Times, ABC News, Walt Mossberg, and more

This year alone…

  • 10 events worldwide: San Francisco, New York City, Israel, Helsinki, Moscow, Bangalore, Beijing, Shanghai, Berlin, and London
  • 125 top startups, selected on strength of founding team, uniqueness of idea, ability to differentiate on Windows Phone
  • 35-40% of companies are building their first mobile app ever, choosing Windows Phone
  • MAW and apps have been featured in >100 media articles in the last six months
  • Live coverage of all events on Twitter