Friday, June 15, 2012

MapsWithMe Hackathon in San Francisco

Hi, my name is Alex Zolotarev, CEO & Co-Founder @ MapsWithMe. Now, together with my team we are in San Francisco, California, and we really like this place for it's entrepreneurial spirit.

How did we come here, a dream destination for all startups?

In April we took part at Startup Monthly Vilnius conference where the most promising startups, entrepreneurs and developers from Baltic, Scandinavia and Belarus met together to present their projects and ideas. The guest list included potential investors, mentors and speakers from Europe and Silicon Valley, the global center of startups.
1st place - MapsWithMe!

It was a great three-day event which was full of communications, new contacts, fresh ideas and a lot of fun. In the final day of Startup Monthly Vilnius the panel of judges selected best startup teams for the 9 week all-expenses-paid business acceleration trip to California. And MapsWithMe team became the winner!
Viktor, our CTO, is coding on the run :)
So, we are in Silicon Valley now and have grandiose plans for these 2 months: to improve our knowledge of US mobile application market, find business partners, scale our business model, get capital investment and of course to prepare several updates for MapsWithMe, including bookmarks feature, Pro version for Android and maps data update.
Alex prefers an ocean view while planning MapsWithMe roadmap
To make a long story short: stay in touch with us to get updates and most interesting news from the World's core of Innovations - Silicon Valley!