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
- Training / Professional Development
- Marketing / Branding Opportunities
- Industry Info & Resources
- Discounts / Special Opportunities
- Much, much more!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
MTAM membership dues are non-refundable. In the event of the sale or merger of an MTAM member firm, membership may be transferred to the new entity with written notification from the representative of record for the original organization.