MobileMonday Toronto

MobileMonday Toronto
MaRS

MaRS

February 18, 2010 09:00 ET

MobileMonday Toronto Returns March 1st for the Fourth Annual VC Panel Pitch

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2010) -

Attention Business and Technology Editors

On Monday March 1st, MobileMonday Toronto, Canada's leading mobile industry networking group, will open the floor for prospective mobile entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to some of Canada's leading Venture Capital companies. The event is focused on raising capital for mobile ventures. It will include participation from an experienced and seasoned panel of Venture Capital experts. This panel will provide guidance and share their experience with MobileMonday Toronto's attendees. Also, as a part of this session five companies from the Toronto area will be given the opportunity to present to the panel on the merits of their business or idea, and why they should receive funding.

"Given the extremely challenging economic climate that many companies have operated under over the past two years, it will be more important than ever for companies to look for support from investment channels that can help them during these cycles. We've had fantastic turnouts for the past three venture capital sessions organized by MobileMonday Toronto. GTA companies have proven to be extremely innovative companies and it is our hope that the MobileMonday Toronto platform can help bring additional capital and exposure to help them reach their objectives" says Alexander S. Bosika and Jim Brown, co-founders of MobileMonday Toronto. "We've had participation over the last 3 years from some of Canada's leading VC's including Ventures West, BCE Capital, Brightspark, Verdexus Capital, JL Albright - BlackBerry Fund, RBC Capital - BlackBerry Fund to name a few. This event continues to be a popular one for the community and we expect to see the same large turnouts we've seen for the past three years."

Individuals or companies with an interesting idea, intellectual property, service or application that are interested in pitching to the Venture Capital panel at our March 1st event, can go to www.mobilemondaytoronto.com for more details on how to submit their two-page extract. Or you send an email to pitch@mobilemondaytoronto.com to receive an auto-reply with submission details. Submission deadline is February 25, 2010. MobileMonday Toronto will only contact selected individuals or companies.

The March 1st meeting will take place at the MaRS facility, located at 101 College Street (south east corner of College and University). The meeting starts at 6:00pm. To attend, please visit www.mobilemondaytoronto.com and complete RSVP details. There is no cost to attend this event but you must RSVP early.

About MobileMonday Toronto

www.mobilemondaytoronto.com

MobileMonday Toronto is the premier networking event for mobile professionals in the Toronto region. It was co-founded by Alexander S. Bosika and Jim Brown and held its first meeting in June 2006. MobileMonday Toronto is one of 80+ chapters worldwide and is supported by the world's largest volunteer network of passionate mobile professionals committed to growth of the industry.

MobileMonday Toronto operates, as not-for-profit organization whole sole aim is to support the growth of the mobile industry in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada and to promote collaboration and business networking opportunities in a casual friendly co-operative environment of like-minded professionals.

The first MobileMonday chapter was started by passionate mobile professionals in Helsinki, Finland in the year 2000 and operates its current website at www.mobilemonday.net. Each year, the Helsinki organization sponsors the Global Summit that invites all chapter co-founders to Helsinki HQ to discuss, share and collaborate. MobileMonday Toronto is open to everyone interested in the mobile industry including telecom professionals, application developers, content creators, mobile startups, interactive agencies, industry analysts, venture capitalists and many more. Official sponsors for MobileMonday Toronto include the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and Marketwire.

About MaRS

MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a non-profit innovation centre connecting science, technology and social entrepreneurs with business skills and capital to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and the creation of successful Canadian companies.

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