My Local Broker’s Andrew Connelly attended a mentorship program in Singapore this week as part of the prize for winning the Optus Australian App Challenge.
Andrew, a back-end developer by trade, beat 150 applicants to take out the top prize in the country last month.
The mentorship program focussed on the marketing side of app development and how to manage a startup.
In typical modest fashion, Andrew played down the experience.
“It was two straight days of seminars which I learnt quite a bit from. Other than that I just sank a few beers”
Andrew’s app will see smart phones act as a microphone for conference audiences. It also allows the audience to text through comments and questions to the presenter.
His next target is the Samsung Regional App Challenge, which pits the most talented developers from Asia, Australia and Africa together in Jakarta next month.
The winner will see their app launched to 25 markets reaching over 550 million mobile customers.