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Mozilla WebFWD Overview -- Fall 2012


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Overview of Mozilla WebFWD Accelerator program.

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Mozilla WebFWD Overview -- Fall 2012

  1. 1. Mozilla’s Open Source Accelerator
  2. 2. INTRODUCING… WebFWD helps open source innovators create businesses to change the world.
  3. 3. WHAT ARE WE OFFERING?– Three-month curriculum to transform your project into a sustainable business – Weekly training sessions & exercises – Office hours with industry experts across various business disciplines – Ongoing coaching and guidance from the worlds best technologists– Opportunity for funding from Mozilla upon completion of the program– Worldwide reach: Our teams span the globe, participating wherever they are (examples: UK, France, India, Germany)– Next class: Every 3 months!
  5. 5. TEAM SUCCESSES– Successful funding raising $85K+ USD (2 Kickstarter campaigns) and $360K+ (Shuttleworth Foundation)– Over 300K consumer downloads (Tomahawk)– Corporate trials with BMW, BrightRoll (buddycloud)– Localization in over 35 countries (BigBlueButton)– Press from the New York Times, TechCrunch, The Verge, Wired, MTV, The Next Web & ReadWriteWeb & more.– Early adoption of Mozilla technology including Persona, Popcorn.js and Apps Marketplace
  6. 6. WHO WE AREDiane Bisgeier Didem Ersoz and… _ 50+ Mentors _ 25+ Scouts in 14 countries _ World-class partners _ Scads of MozilliansPascal Finette _ Countless volunteers
  7. 7. WE WANT YOU!– Entrepreneurs: Interested in building the future of the open web? Apply Now!– Connectors: Know potential teams? Go to events? Want to spread the word? Be a Scout!– Communicators: Want to share the love? Follow us and share our posts on Facebook, Twitter and our blog (see next slide)
  8. 8. | | @MozWebFWD