Obtaining Funding for Your Mobile Technology Business

Have you ever wondered if outside funding might be an option for your mobile technology company? In today’s economic climate, do you wonder if sources of outside funding for your company even exist?  Now you can get the answers! 

DETROIT, MI – If you’re a mobile technology company looking for funding, then Mobile Monday Detroit on February 13th is where you need to be! We’ll explore various options for obtaining funding and how they work, including:  venture capital, angel funding, alternative funding strategies, bank financing and more. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

Featured speaker for the program will be Michael Liedtke, Founder and Managing Director of SME Consulting, LLC and Director at RSVP Capital who will review the types of business funding / financing options available, requirements to qualify, and how to know when the time is right to pursue outside funding.

Additionally, we will present a panel of business funding experts including:

  • Paul Czarnik, Chief Technology Officer, Compuware / Compuware Ventures, LLC
  • Ted Serbinski, Vice-president, Detroit Venture Partners
  • Maria LaLonde, Recruiting and Development Leader, Bizdom U
  • Matt Tubergen, Mobile Technology Consultant, TechSmith and former mobile investment fund manager

Once again Mobile Monday Detroit will take place at Compuware headquarters at 1 Campus Martius in downtown Detroit, and as always, attendance is FREE, though advance registration is required. Free parking is available (with ticket validation at sign-in) in Compuware’s parking deck directly behind the headquarters building, and refreshments will be served. Registration is available at http://Meetup.com/Mobile-Monday-Detroit .

Attendees at the event will also have the opportunity to apply for a FREE limited membership into the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM), and all who apply at this event will automatically be entered into a drawing to win Exhibit Area Passes for the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain taking place February 27 – March 1, 2012. Each ticket is valued at over $850.

Don’t forget to sign up on CrowdJuice.com to arrange in advance to network with others who will be in attendance, including other business financing experts who will be in attendance @ http://crowdjuice.com/momom/events/200 .

Mobile Monday Detroit is sponsored by Mobile Monday Michigan, Compuware and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan

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About Mobile Monday Michigan:

Mobile Monday Michigan, a division of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, is a branch of Mobile Monday, an international community of mobile industry visionaries, developers, influential individuals, and users fostering cooperation and cross-company business development. Mobile Monday Michigan executes on these objectives, thru its Ann Arbor, Detroit and Grand Rapids chapters (soon to be joined by a new chapter in Lansing), by delivering a balanced approach of business and technical content from within the Michigan business community, as well as beyond our State.

Those interested in learning more can find the group’s website at http://MobileMondayMichigan.org; and information about the International organization can be found at http://MobileMonday.net. Mobile Monday Detroit is sponsored by Compuware and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan.

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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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