MobileMonday Toronto

MobileMonday Toronto
MaRS

MaRS

February 17, 2009 09:00 ET

MobileMonday Partners With MaRS to Inform and Connect Wireless Professionals

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2009) - MobileMonday Toronto and MaRS are delighted to announce a partnership to develop and host a range of dynamic events for the city's mobile industry professionals. MobileMonday at MaRS will offer thought leadership and critical industry perspectives - most recently from a senior manager at Research in Motion - while connecting top-tier professionals and boosting the profile of one of the fastest-growing sectors of communications technology.

"MaRS is a fantastic environment for sharing ideas and industry knowledge, two key building blocks of the MobileMonday community," said Jim Brown and Alexander S. Bosika, co-founders of the MobileMonday Toronto chapter. "MaRS and its network of business advisors and capital providers are also of great benefit to many of our members who are developing business plans and seeking capital."

For MaRS, the partnership is a natural fit with great potential to benefit the hundreds of start-up clients from across Ontario who are working hard to turn their innovative concepts into viable, thriving businesses, and come to MaRS for advice and connections to potential customers and investors. Approximately 45 per cent of MaRS' clients are developing products in information and communications technology.

"We're very excited to be working closer with the MobileMonday community," said MaRS CEO Ilse Treurnicht. "As MobileMonday Toronto moves to MaRS, it helps us connect with additional intellectual capital in one of the most significant high-growth sectors of the new economy."

About MobileMonday Toronto

MobileMonday Toronto (www.mobilemondaytoronto.com) is one of 60+ chapters worldwide and is supported by the world's largest volunteer network of passionate mobile professionals. Its sole aim is to support the growth of the mobile industry and to promote collaboration and networking in a friendly, cooperative environment. Official Platinum sponsors for MobileMonday Toronto include the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and Marketwire.

MobileMonday Toronto is a not-for-profit organization whose sole aim is to support the growth of the mobile industry in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada. MobileMonday Toronto is open to everyone involved or interested in the mobile industry including telecom professionals, application developers, content creators, mobile startups, interactive agencies, industry analysts and venture capital firms.

Passionate mobile professionals in Helsinki, Finland started the first MobileMonday chapter in 2000. More details can be found at http://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.

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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