Friday, June 24, 2011

Mobile Leaders Convene on Growing MA Mobile Sector

MassTLC's mobile cluster welcomed Micah Adler, CEO, President and Founder, Fiksu, Raj Aggarwal, CEO, Localytics, Laura Fitton, Founder and CEO, oneforty.com, Brent Grinna, Founder & CEO, EverTrue, and Miha Mikek, CEO and Founder, Celtra, at a recent advisory board dinner focused on what we can do as a community to grow and retain high potential mobile companies in Massachusetts.

A lively discussion ensued about the virtues of the MA mobile ecosystem, including structural strengths like proximity to Europe, capital, and talent. There was a strong consensus that we need to develop strategies to address the high-end technical talent shortage and develop better communication/ media coverage for all that is happening in the MA mobile ecosystem.

We also conducted regular cluster business including updates on recent/future cluster programs, the Internship Network, Future Tech Leaders program, and welcoming of new Council members (who are in the mobile sector or are outside the sector but have mobile apps) since our March 28th meeting. These include: Aerva, Brass Monkey, Carbonite, GoodData, MobiFlex, Mobiquity, Modiv Media, Serena Software, Stratascope, and Verivue.

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