The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) and Bizdom U to Help Build Relationships Between Mobile Developers and Entrepreneurs
The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM), a non-profit trade association, is announcing an exciting event that it will host along with Bizdom U, a non-profit entrepreneurship accelerator. The “Mobile Matchup” will focus on networking between entrepreneurs and/or developers of mobile technology.
Who: This event is free and open to the public; however the premise of the “Mobile Matchup” is to cultivate conversations and relationships between entrepreneurs and mobile developers.
What: ”Mobile Matchup” is much like speed dating, but instead of finding a possible mate, party-goers will have the opportunity to connect with those who could potentially fulfill business needs. MTAM and Bizdom U will help to create contacts through engaging attendees with many prospective matches in 3 minute conversations, followed by open networking.
When: Monday, February 27th from 6:30PM until 9:30PM
Where: Centaur Bar, 2233 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201-3426
Why: Entrepreneurial growth is a key to Detroit’s resurgence. A significant way to encourage entrepreneurial growth is by fostering connections between budding startups and the city’s emerging technology hub. MTAM and Bizdom U, have a shared vision for harnessing the city’s brain gain, and this event is a perfect opportunity to utilize creative talent and advance relationships that will ultimately result in business opportunities.
Happy Hour starts at 6:30PM, matchup runs from 7PM until 8:30PM, followed by open networking.
FREE appetizers will be provided by MTAM and Bizdom, and there will be a cash bar with $3 beers and a wide selection of martinis at a fabulous downtown Detroit establishment.
About the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM)
The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) is a Michigan-based non-profit trade association for the mobile industry. Our mission is to grow the industry within the state by increasing demand for Michigan-based mobile technology products and services, thereby generating increased entrepreneurial and enterprise-level opportunities and creating sustainable jobs.
MTAM sponsors Michigan-based growth of the Mobile Monday organization which to-date boasts 1500+ members in chapters located in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing; performs research for members and other interested parties; facilitates idea sharing, entrepreneurial programs, training programs and jobs creation; acts as a liaison with the mobile technology community inside/outside of Michigan; and serves as a resource for all things related to the Mobile / Wireless industry. The group’s website can be found at http://GoMobileMichigan.org.
Bizdom U is an entrepreneurship accelerator that funds and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs to launch innovative, tech-based businesses that have the potential to scale. We’re a nonprofit that was founded in 2007 by Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans and Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball team. We’re on a mission to transform Detroit and Cleveland’s economies from being over-reliant on manufacturing to economies rooted in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Startups that partner with Bizdom U have access to the expertise and network of the entire Quicken Loans’ Family of Companies, which includes over 40 innovative, tech-based businesses in Detroit, Cleveland and throughout the country.
In addition to Dan Gilbert’s personal support, Bizdom U has received significant funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan.