WIP / MTAM Partnership Showcases Michigan’s Mobile Expertise on a Global Scale

The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) forges international partnership to showcase the scope of Michigan’s mobile technology industry and to directly benefit Michigan’s mobile developer community

PRLog (Press Release)Oct 12, 2011 – Canada-based Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) is working with associations and organizations worldwide to create a comprehensive Mobile Regional Developer Hub Resource for members of the Mobile Industry Ecosystem. To launch this effort, Michigan’s MTAM (Mobile Technology Association of Michigan) has been tapped to manage the first Hub which will focus on the State of Michigan. “We are pleased to announce that MTAM, a non-profit trade association for Michigan’s mobile / wireless industry, has agreed to manage the first-ever Regional Hub which encompasses the State of Michigan” states WIP CEO, Caroline Lewko.

MTAM Executive Director, Linda Daichendt indicates “We’re very honored that Michigan has been selected to become the first Regional Hub that WIP has focused on and that MTAM has been asked to manage the effort. It speaks to the rapid growth of the mobile technology industry in Michigan, and the diversity of mobile development taking place here. We’re confident that the WIP Regional Hub will help us spread the ‘Michigan mobile’ message globally and bring more opportunity for Michigan-based companies, and we look forward to working with WIP on this and other programs.”

The Regional Hubs Resource, which was publicly launched at today’s CTIA conference in San Diego, is being developed to:

•  Increase national and international exposure for
   – Mobile Associations / Organizations
   – Mobile Developers / Companies
•  Provide information to companies looking for developers
•  Provide information for developers looking for partners and resources
•  Demonstrate that developers / developer companies are located all over the world
•  Highlight economic value of the mobile community.

Each Regional Developer Hub will feature information on the following:

•  Developers / developer companies in the region
•  Mobile resources available (universities, incubators, government funding, investors etc)
•  Statistical data on the mobile industry and the number of developer companies
•  Mobile events taking place in the region
•  Mobile associations and developer groups

Michigan-based mobile developers are encouraged to register on WIP’s new Michigan Mobile Hub at http://www.wipconnector.com/directory to more easily allow potential clients and potential partners to locate them for opportunities. There is no charge to be included.

Those in Michigan with questions about this new resource may contact MTAM at info@GoMobileMichigan.org, or may contact WIP directly at info@WIPConnector.com.

About WIP:

Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) is an international company that builds mobile developer communities and amplifies the developer’s voice in the ecosystem. Our WIPJam events are popular around the world as fun, interactive unconferences! Our other events include: networking receptions, code fests and the Muther! of all Hackathons! Our on-line Developer Resources (Mobile Community Calendar, App Store Catalog, API Catalog, Company Directory and more) and Global Partnerships, connect developers and start ups to information, resources and tools that they need to reduce cycle times, increase innovation and get to market faster. More information about WIP can be found at http://www.wipconnector.com.

About MTAM:

The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) is a non-profit trade association for Michigan’s mobile/wireless technology industry. Our mission is to create demand for Michigan-based mobile/wireless industry products/services, thereby generating increased entrepreneurial and enterprise-level opportunities within the mobile technology space to meet that demand, and creating sustainable jobs that will aid in the state’s economic recovery. We foster cooperation between the various factions of the mobile/wireless industry and its professional associations globally, the State of Michigan and its various entities, the investment community, the education community, and technology users to facilitate the in-state growth of the industry. We are also the state-wide sponsor of Mobile Monday Michigan, currently with chapters in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Grand Rapids. More information about MTAM can be found at http://www.GoMobileMichigan.org.

About MTAM

MTAM is a non-profit trade association for Michigan’s mobile / wireless (connected) technologies industry and businesses in all industries utilizing those technologies. We are the first state-based mobile/wireless industry trade association in the U.S., and our mission is: • to facilitate conversation/collaboration between varied sectors of the mobile/wireless eco-system; serve as the bridge to enable diverse organizations to understand each other’s perspectives and needs in order to drive new innovation and opportunities involving these technologies; • to increase the use of, and demand for, Michigan-based mobile/wireless technology products and services in-state, nationally and globally; • to increase the productivity and profitability of every industry vertical in Michigan via the use of these technologies; • to create sustainable jobs and increased entrepreneurial opportunities in the state based on the use of these technologies, thereby achieving substantial growth of Michigan’s economy; • and to help the communities we serve via the use of these technologies. We are also the statewide producer of Mobile Monday Michigan – a mobile / wireless industry networking and education organization which is a branch of the international Mobile Monday organization based in Finland. Here in Michigan we currently have 4 chapters (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Grand Rapids) with over 3000+ members statewide.
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