Mobile Matchup: “Speed Dating” for Entrepreneurs with Need for Mobile Technology Services

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.  

Register on EventBrite as either an entrepreneur or a mobile developer via the MTAM website.

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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, DetroitGrand 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

About BizdomU

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.

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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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