The Global Mobile Challenge is the only truly global mobile solutions competition reaching over 20,000 young professionals and students across six continents.

Since its beginnings in 2013 in the Middle East, the GMC has seen an outstanding growth in the competitions and their reach. Today it spans over 60 countries with Regional Finals in Europe, the Middle East, Eurasia, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Regional finalists will be flown to Barcelona to compete for in producing the world’s best mobile solution.

FINALISTS 2015 - 2016

enTouch (Japan)
1Export (Philippines)
SafeChats (Singapore)

ARTASIAN (Kyrgyzstan)
mDirect (Kazakhstan)
Stolik (Uzbekistan)

Glympse (France)
Kidsy (Denmark)
Whatson Planner 

(the Netherlands)

Weno (México)
Carganet (Colombia)
Wheels (Colombia)

Synoos (Algeria)
Doha Guide (Qatar)
Raye7 (Egypt)
My U (Kuwait)
Gravilog (Palestine)

Mali Mobile 
(South Africa)
Lipa+ (Kenya)
GifteMom (Nigeria)


Marta Emerson

Vice President at Scaale Group

Stephane Gantchev

Partner at LAUNCHub

Angel Garcia

Founding Partner at Startbootcamp and Lanta Digital Ventures

Max Cuvellier

Head of Ecosystem Accelerator at GSMA

Juan José Güemes

Chairman Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center IE Business School

Max Gurvits

Director for CEE, CIS, and MENA at Cross Border Angels

julian vinue

Julián Vinué

Director of Wayra Barcelona

Alexander Popovsky

EPV Corporate Strategy & Business Development PJSC Vimpelcom

Mikhail Gerchuk

CEO of Eurasia at VimpelCom

Dana Shaddad

Managing Director at IMTIAZ

Alexander Turkot

Founder and Managing Partner at Maxfield Capital

Joe Haslam

Executive Director Owners & Managers Program at IE Business School. Associate Professor at IE University

Chris Burgess

Head of Corporate Responsibility at VimpelCom

Daniel Romy

Investment Director Media Digital Ventures

Jeroen Merchiers

General Manager North, East & South of Europe & Russia at Airbnb

Jeffrey Char

President and CEO at J-Seed

Christopher Pommerening

Founding Partner AcRve Venture Partners

Eric Caen

Group Director Mobile Applications at VimpelCom

Paris de I'Etraz

Managing Director IE Venture Lab

“The mobile has captivated the minds of the young all over the world, rich and poor, like nothing ever before. These competitions are here to change mindsets, give hope, and engage… in the process we hope to bring together each year the world’s best and brightest youth in Mobile solutions development.”

Dana Shaddad

Managing Director at IMTIAZ

“Nothing is more rewarding than being a part of the program that provides a platform of access to opportunities that young talent wouldn’t have access to opportunities. We are incredibly proud of the results we have achieved in the last few years, and the talent that has used this opportunity as a stepping stone to have successful entrepreneurial careers. We are also grateful to the co-founders who have the same vision and drive, and supported us throughout this journey. This has come much bigger than anyone can handle alone and we are lucky to have some incredible partnerships”

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