Chennai to host Global Mobile App Summit

Make-in-India Student App Fest will enable students showcase their talents and get connected with angel investors.

Updated - April 22, 2015 12:32 am IST

Published - April 22, 2015 12:27 am IST - CHENNAI

The first edition of Global Mobile App Summit & Awards (GMASA) to be held here on May 28 and 29.

Coinciding with the summit, GMASA will also hold the ‘Make-in-India Student App Fest’ to enable students showcase their talents so that they can get connected with the angel investors, private equity funds and venture capitalists, said Summit Advisory Member L. Hemachandran.

Dubbed as the first-of-its-kind summit, it would not only present endless opportunities for networking, but also serve as a platform to these mobile app developers to showcase and learn from the industry’s leaders, said GMASA president C.R. Venkatesh.

“Currently, 30 per cent of our investments are mobile-centric, and it is targeted towards B2B. There is a huge opportunity in B2C segment, and we have to make use of it,” said Sameer Mehta of The Chennai Angels.

In the last one year, 350 students had developed over 90 mobile apps, of which 42 were uploaded in Google play. Mobile App such as Find My Car and I Am Safe were some of them. To train industry-ready students and to ignite their passion, the college conducted 24-hours Hackathon, which was a huge success, said P. Shankar, Principal Saveetha School of Engineering.

GMASA will play host to Entrepreneur Pitch Zone to connect app creators with investors.

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