You are invited: Android Startup Challenge 2011 now sponsored by DCM

Dear Android Entrepreneurs,

I am very glad to announce that, DCM, leading Pacific Rim technology venture capital firm, who announced first 100 Million Android fund earlier this year, had agreed to be the sponsor of our DroidPlanet conference at CTIA.

Jason Krikorian, will at the leading judge for the Android Startup Challenge at DroidPlanet, hosted by SVAndroid & SVEntrepreneurs

About DCM:

DCM is an early stage venture capital firm that has been helping entrepreneurs build world-class technology companies since 1996. The firm’s partners manage six funds totaling US$2 billion, and have made investments in more than 140 technology companies across the United States and Asia. With offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing and Tokyo, DCM provides hands-on operational guidance and a vast network of business and financial resources to its portfolio companies globally. DCM has backed industry leading companies such as 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS), (acquired by The New York Times Co.), Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR), eDreams (acquired by TA), Foundry Networks (NASDAQ: FDRY), (TSE Main: 8703), Sling Media (acquired by EchoStar), SMIC (NYSE: SMI), and VanceInfo (NYSE: VIT) as well as upcoming startups such as Bridgelux, Happy Elements, mBaoBao, PapayaMobile, RenRen, RockYou, Sandforce, Trion Worlds, Ustream, and Vipshop. Recent exits include three new China-based IPOs: BitAuto Holdings (NYSE: BITA), DangDang Inc. (NYSE: DANG), and Shanghai Luxin (SZSE: 002565) and two US-based exits: Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) and PGP (acquired by Symantec).


We are still working on details right now, but I would like to invite Android Entrepreneurs to submit your Android Startup to our contest:

Submit your apps here:  Application form

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SVEntrepreneurs is proud to announce the Android Startup Challenge 2011 at DroidPlanet hosted by SVAndroid at CTIA.

Cool apps, products that surprise and delight mobile users are a huge part of the Android ecosystem. To support you in your efforts, SVAndroid together with SVEntrepreneurs launched the Android Startup Challenge, which will provide awards for great mobile apps/products built on/for the Android platform.
ASC2011 Welcome to the Android Startup Challenge 2011! You can participate by developing an application, an android based component, services, evaluating and scoring applications, or both. The sections below provide information about the types of applications you can enter, as well as the contest information and dates.   Startups submit their apps/products to one of specially-designated ASC2011 categories (see below) beginning in August. An application can only be submitted to a single category.

First Round
We will select the top 15 (or less) products  which will go into the second round.
Second Round

All the finalist will be invited to demo at CTIA DroidPlanet Android Startup Challenge at Stage.

Along with the public ranking, a team of SVEntrepreneurs selected judges will evaluate the applications.


Eligibility The ASC 2011 contest is open only to startups that:
Product have been released publicly. We don’t take ideas.
Have been fully operating with monthly income. The founder’s committment to the startup is expected.
Have not received series A or later VC funding.
The product is the primary product of the company.
Willing and ready to take the company to the next step.

When you enter an application in the ASC 2011, we will make it available to all contest judges for free, exclusively for the purposes of judging. All submitted applications must be in English.


  • Apps: Personal (non game)
  • Games
  • Apps: Enterprise
  • Api, Components
  • Tools, Platform…

Submit your apps here:  Application form


For more details, see the full listing:

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