Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

A great crowd for our first Mobile Madness New York.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Peter Flint, left, of Polaris Venture Partners with Michael DeFranco, founder and CEO, LUA Technologies.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Mobile sharing.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Joe Essenfeld, left, CEO of JIBE, with Bob Hower of Advanced Technology Ventures.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Talking future of NY mobile during the break.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Robby Stein, left, former CEO of Stamped (acquired by Yahoo!), chats with Rich Miner, Android co-founder and Google Ventures general partner.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Media, Content, and Publishing panel: From left, moderator Callie Schweitzer of Vox Media; Nick MacShane, Progress Partners; Jason Baptiste of OnSwipe; Zach Seward, Quartz.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Brett Martin of Sonar, left, gave one of our "burst" presentations.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Making a point.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Chatting it up.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Paul Ratajczyk, left, from SecondMarket and Kerry McIlroy from Cooley.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Networking during the halftime break.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Clearly contemplating the next big startup.

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Bing Fund general Manager Rahul Sood addresses the crowd. (If you missed him in NY, you'll have another chance to hear from him at Mobile Madness Northwest on Dec. 12)

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Bing Fund general Manager Rahul Sood addresses the crowd.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Hey, it's a mobile conference.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Duncan McCall of PlaceIQ chatting with a guest—or are they about to bump chests?

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Young entrepreneurs with questions.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Roger Ehrenberg, left, Founder and Managing Partner at IA Ventures, with PlaceIQ CEO and co-founder Duncan McCall.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Buying and selling panel, left to right: Moderator Veronika Sonsev, inSparq; Eric Koester, Zaarly; Jalak Jobanputra, FuturePerfect Ventures; and Ivan Braiker, Hipcricket.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

How can you beat those smiles?

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Yapp Founder and CEO Maria Seidman, right, chats with a guest.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Sharing some screen time over snacks.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

David Patrick of Apperian, right, shares his wisdom with a guest.

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Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness New York

Comparing notes during networking.

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Xconomy held its first Mobile Madness event in New York on Tuesday afternoon. We had a fantastic group of speakers, wonderful sponsors and hosts, and, most importantly, an off-the-charts group of attendees.

The program featured founder-investor stories from Rich Miner, co-inventor of the Android operating system now at Google Ventures, and Robby Stein, the CEO of Stamped—as well as with Roger Ehrenberg of IA Ventures and PlaceIQ co-founder Duncan McCall. Bing Fund partner Rahul Sood took the stage, in part telling us about a “shitload of dumb ideas out there,” but also about some amazing ones. And we had an array of insightful commentators on everything from e-commerce to media and publishing to mobile and the enterprise.

Thanks to our speakers, our host Microsoft BizSpark, and our sponsors IDA Ireland, TriNet, and Turnstone!

Plus, there was lots of great networking time. Here are some photos from the afternoon—we hope you enjoy them! All photos by KeithSpiroPhoto courtesy of KendallPRess (thanks Keith and Jason!).