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What Our Members Are Saying About MTAM:

"... By bringing together mobile providers, marketers, developers and consumers, MTAM brings focus to the opportunities that help companies to be competitive and entrepreneurs to flourish. Michigan is fortunate to have MTAM provide the leadership and vision that will help businesses create new jobs and the state to thrive in the mobile economy." - Paul Czarnik, Chief Technology Officer, Compuware  
  
"MTAM has been a great forum for KoHorts to find and develop key partner relationships. The organization also has been helpful in providing mobile industry facts that we use in our presentations for attracting customers and investors. Being part of MTAM has been well worth the money and time." - J. Robert Kamal, President, KoHorts IT
  
"...Our collaboration with MTAM is giving us the opportunity to engage directly with key mobile industry thought leaders which in turn has informed and impacted how we've integrated mobile technology into our computer science curriculum. There are only a handful of trillion-dollar industries on the planet and the mobile industry is one of them. Making sure there is a critical mass of mobile-savvy technologists to put MIchigan at the forefront of this paradigm shift is what our collaboration with MTAM is all about." - Jonathan Engelsma, Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Grand Valley State University and Director, GVSU Mobile Applications and Services Lab
  
"MTAM provides organization and visibility to the breadth of Michigan's mobile technology workforce. By organizing and leveraging the capabilities within Michigan's communities, MTAM is helping to create economic value." - Jason Joseph, Director Technology and Information Solutions, Spectrum Health Systems 
  
"Developers tend to be very independent people, which is why it is so essential to have MTAM. The industry now has a voice to advocate, promote, and elevate our collective efforts. There is no doubt that the state of Michigan's mobile industry has grown due to MTAM's tireless work on our behalf ...MTAM is at the heart of our efforts, representing us to the media, to businesses, and to the public. Because of MTAM, the mobile technology industry is on the way to be one of Michigan's true success stories. - Paul Jacobs, Vice President / General Manager, Jacobs Media/jacAPPS 
   
"Membership within MTAM has not only connected us to prospective customers who were originally looking for talent outside of Michigan, but also has allowed us to connect and influence industries outside of our own..." - Christian Marcillo, CEO, Future Help Designs
   
"Anyone who is connected to the mobile industry in Michigan should join MTAM. It's a great organization, headed by Linda Daichendt, that's working hard to bring mobile jobs to our great state..." - Michelle Gilbert, Public Relations Manager, Verizon Wireless
 
"...MTAM as the leading conduit for mobile technology in Michigan. I have been impressed how MTAM has united Midwest organizations large and small through relevant events, content and meaningful networking opportunities...nothing short of impressive. MTAM drives alignment between business and employer needs. I can safely say that MTAM has also increased the knowledge base of the Michigan tech workforce like no other Michigan organization. Mobile is changing the technology landscape and I highly encourage any technology professional to consider involvement/membership." - Matt Tubergen, Mobile - Special Projects,TechSmith Corporation
  
"...a driving force in the IT ecosystem in Michigan..." - Amy Cell, Senior Vice-president, Talent Enhancement, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
  
"...doing amazing work to help the mobile / wireless industry and the State of Michigan..." - Josh Linkner, NY Times Bestselling Author, Managing Partner, Detroit Venture Partners, Chairman, ePrize
  
"...the most important mobile trade group in MIchigan...influence crosses the state..." - Glenn Everitt, Enterprise Software Architect, Compuware
  
"...working to stimulate significant economic growth in Michigan by making it a leader in the trillion-dollar-per-year mobile industry" - Randy Nunez, Asssistant Organizer, Mobile Monday Detroit
 
"The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan is doing great work, spreading the word, connecting professionals, and sharing information. We have truly enjoyed our association and participation and look forward to more learning and sharing down the road." - Fred Jacobs, Owner, Jacobs Media
  
"I can describe MTAM and Linda's contribution to my company in one simple word, 'unprecedented'. MTAM has provided my team and my company with valuable resources and advice which helped us grow in the Michigan market. Thanks to MTAM, we have cultivated strong relationships with new strategic partnerships, new clients and new employees. I recommend that any Michigan business take advantage of the fantastic programs available through MTAM." - Elaina Farnsworth, CEO & Founder,Mobile Comply
  
"...MTAM is an outstanding organization - being a member of that group has resulted in my company earning business...I highly recommend membership in MTAM, and participation in Mobile Monday Michigan for those who are serious about building their business and network channels."- Kevin Lasser, CEO, JEMS Technology
  
"The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan is doing a phenomenal job uniting the technology world within Michigan as well as educating businesses on new technologies, how these technologies are changing the way business is done and how businesses can embrace and benefit from it. MTAM is helping to reshape Michigan, which historically was predominantly automotive driven, into a hot bed for booming technology companies." - Nicole Piggott, Vice-president, Mousetrap Mobile Group LLC
  
"It's so nice to have a very positive, optimistic presentation on Michigan. This was informative, refreshing and gave me hope!"; "Very helpful and interesting, the future with mobile is amazing!" - attendees at the Spring 2013 conference of the Michigan Office of Career and Technical Education

Membership

MTAM offers membership to individuals, companies and organizations associated with, or interested in, the Mobile industry. 
 
Membership is open to the following:
  • Firms/organizations who are part of Michigan's mobile / wireless eco-system
  • Firms/organizations in Michigan who are utilizing mobile / wireless technologies in any way
  • Firms/organizations in Michigan interested in learning more about mobile / wireless technologies
  • Michigan educational institutions (K-12 and higher-education)
  • Non-profit organizations/foundations
  • State and local government organizations
  • Firms based outside Michigan that are part of the mobile / wireless eco-system and doing business in Michigan
  • Individuals working in, or interested in, the mobile / wireless industry, as well as members of other industry verticals where mobile / wireless technologies are being utilized
  • Students interested in mobile / wireless technology-related careers 
  
Benefits and Fees are dependent upon which type of membership you select. Please see below for further information on each membership category. 
  

Why Join MTAM:

MTAM is a trade association for firms, organizations, and individuals interested in, working in or utilizing mobile/wireless technologies in Michigan. 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 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.
The value of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan includes, but is not limited to:
  • Industry Events
  • Business Development
  • Networking
  • Training / Professional Development
  • Marketing / Branding Opportunities
  • Industry Info & Resources
  • Discounts / Special Opportunities
  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • Much, much more!
 

Membership Types:

Charter Members

  • Are considered the founding members of the organization and will be the group that our Board of Directors turns to most often for input on the direction of the organization.

Non-Michigan-based Members

  • Are firms within the mobile / wireless eco-system that are based outside of Michigan but provide services and/or have employees within the state of Michigan.
  • Non-Michigan-based firms may select 'Non-Michigan-based' membership level or 'Charter' membership level only. Corporate and Small Business memberships are reserved for Michigan-based companies.

Corporate Members

  • Are well-established firms that operate within the Mobile industry, this may include:  carriers, mobile device manufacturers, national/international trade associations, software development firms, cell tower installation firms, mobile marketing firms, wireless system installers, tower manufacturers, etc.
  • Are regional or national firms who utilize mobile technology, this may include: advertising agencies, advertisers, health care firms, educational institutions, manufacturers, real estate firms, financial services firms, entertainment, retail, travel, consumer services, business services, and much more.
  • Are firms or individuals not directly working in the Mobile space but acting as suppliers to, or having an interest in, the Mobile industry.  These firms or individuals may include:  attorneys, investors, accountants, non-technical suppliers, educators, researchers, media firms, etc.
  • Are government organizations interested in and/or working with mobile technologies.

Non-profit Organization / Educational Institution Members

  • Are non-profit organizations interested in working with the mobile / wireless technology industry in Michigan and/or utilizing mobile / wireless technologies for their own organizations
  • Are educational institutions - for profit or not-for-profit, public or private - (k-12, higher education) who are interested in providing training related to mobile / wireless technologies and/or utilizing those technologies to provide those educational services.

Government Members

  • Are local, state, or Federal government organizations interested in working with the mobile/wireless technology industry in Michigan and/or utilizing mobile/wireless technologies for the benefit of their respective constituencies.

Small Business Members

  • Are entrepreneurial firms involved in any segment of the mobile industry
  • Are entrepreneurial firms who are already taking advantage of mobile technology to increase productivity and/or profitability for their business
  • Are firms interested in exploring mobile technology use to benefit their firm in some capacity
  • The expectation is that small business members will have 100 employees or less; those firms having more employees should join with a Corporate-level membership or above.

 Individual Members

  • Are individuals working in, or interested in, the Mobile industry from a development, manufacturing or marketing perspective.
  • Are individuals interested in learning more about mobile technology and the value it provides.
  • NOTE:  Individual members will not be listed with a company affiliation on our website, nor will they be able to promote a firm at MTAM events.  Those seeking to promote a business must select one of the business-level memberships listed above.

Student Members

  • Are students currently pursuing, or interested in pursuing, careers within the Mobile industry.
  • Are students interested in mobile technology but not yet pursuing that interest in their academic careers.
  • NOTE:  Student members will not be listed with a company affiliation on our website, nor will they be able to promote a firm at MTAM events.  Those seeking to promote a business must select one of the business-level memberships listed above despite any current student status.
  • NOTE:  Student members may be required to provide proof of current student status.
 

Membership Dues & Renewal Policy

MTAM membership is based on a calendar year, January 1st thru December 31st.  Memberships must be renewed each year in December; you will receive an invoice to remind you of the renewal date.
 
You will pay the full annual rate for your selected membership level for the first year's membership regardless of membership start date; during the first renewal period, you will receive a pro-rated invoice based on your initial membership date.
 
 

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