Toronto, February 17, 2009 – MobileMonday Toronto and MaRS are delighted to announce a partnership to develop and host a range of dynamic events for the city’s mobile industry professionals. MobileMonday at MaRS will offer thought leadership and critical industry perspectives – most recently from a senior manager at Research in Motion – while connecting top-tier professionals and boosting the profile of one of the fastest-growing sectors of communications technology.

“MaRS is a fantastic environment for sharing ideas and industry knowledge, two key building blocks of the MobileMonday community,” said Jim Brown and Alexander S. Bosika, co-founders of the MobileMonday Toronto chapter. “MaRS and its network of business advisors and capital providers are also of great benefit to many of our members who are developing business plans and seeking capital.”

For MaRS, the partnership is a natural fit with great potential to benefit the hundreds of start-up clients from across Ontario who are working hard to turn their innovative concepts into viable, thriving businesses, and come to MaRS for advice and connections to potential customers and investors.  Approximately 45% of MaRS’ clients are developing products in information and communications technology.

“We’re very excited to be working closer with the MobileMonday community,” said MaRS CEO Ilse Treurnicht. “As MobileMonday Toronto moves to MaRS, it helps us connect with additional intellectual capital in one of the most significant high-growth sectors of the new economy.”

About MobileMonday Toronto
MobileMonday Toronto (www.mobilemondaytoronto.com) is one of 60+ chapters worldwide and is supported by the world’s largest volunteer network of passionate mobile professionals. Its sole aim is to support the growth of the mobile industry and to promote collaboration and networking in a friendly, cooperative environment. Official Platinum sponsors for MobileMonday Toronto include the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and Marketwire.

For More Information:

Alexander S. Bosika, 416.625.2302, alexb@mobilemondaytoronto.com
Jim Brown, 416.294.5754, jb@mobilemondaytoronto.com

About MaRS
MaRS Discovery District (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies. MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and digital media technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose business.

For more information, contact:
Linda Quattrin
Director Communications
MaRS Discovery District
416.673.8104
lquattrin@marsdd.com