About Mobile Monday
Mobile Monday is the world’s largest mobile industry community with chapters in over 80 cities worldwide. Mobile Monday Boston started in 2006 as an informal meeting at a bar and since has grown into one of Boston’s biggest technology networking organizations. We are organized under Mobile Monday America which is a volunteer-led, grassroots, 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade organization based in Boston.
Our mission at Mobile Monday is to increase the size and innovation of the local mobile industry by facilitating connections between companies and people: helping investors connect with new mobile startups, companies connect with new employees, entrepreneurs connect with each other, and bringing new professionals and students into the mobile industry.
Our community includes hackers, entrepreneurs, mobile professionals, investors from angel groups and venture capital firms, and CEOs and senior management of mobile companies.
Our activities in Boston include running monthly networking events of up to 800 attendees, managing a mailing list for over 8,000 local mobile professionals, and encouraging innovation in the Boston region.
Most importantly, we strive to create a fun and innovative culture in which our industry can thrive.
Matt Gross is an original Mobile Monday founder, the founder of the nonprofit Mobile Monday America, and continues to lead Mobile Monday Boston. Matt also runs Mobile First Software which helps companies with mobile strategy, product management, and software development of mobile apps and services. His experience includes launching the WHERE consumer product line which has received over 2 million downloads and running MapQuest Mobile, the first mainstream US mobile application which at its peak accounted for 20% of all US mobile application revenue. Matt’s also generally working on a few stealthy projects at matt.tv. Matt@momoboston.com
Kevin has had significant business development roles with several early stage, high growth companies in the mobile, telecommunications, software and web sectors, including Comverse, Airwide Solutions, and Boston Technology. He is presently the Managing Director of the Venture Café Captains of Innovation program, which helps Boston area startups connect with the resources that they need to start and grow companies (operating out of the Cambridge Innovation Center). Kevin also advises and mentors several early stage companies. He has extensive international expertise, having taken over 170 trips to over 30 countries. Kevin serves on the Board of Directors of Mobile Monday Boston, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge (acting as Board Vice Chair and Marketing Chair) and the MIT Enterprise Forum Global.
Mat Brogie is GM North America for Salespod, Inc., a Mobile/Cloud solution for managing field sales teams and activities. Mat also runs MobilityCIO, a Boston area consulting firm focused on developing Mobile strategies for businesses with field operations. Mat has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector including enterprise mobile solutions, leading design and global implementation efforts for Coca-Cola, P&G, Pepperidge Farm as well as many Small & Medium Sized Enterprises.
Janelle Suckley works on the social media/communications part of Mobile Monday Boston. By day, she works as the Enterprise Mobile Coordinator at the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority in Boston, helping to oversee the creation in-house apps, training fellow employees on the iPhone & iPad and assisting in creating Scope Documents & QA testing for the mobile apps that are developed. By night and during any free time possible, she writes a lifestyle blog named ‘Queen Beans & Wannabes’, attends all sorts of mobile/blogger/social events in and around Boston and is a “cat-mom” to Topanga.
Legal Advisor: Michael Barron helped established Mobile Monday as a non-profit and continues to serve as our advisor.
Many dedicated volunteers make Mobile Monday possible:
Janelle Suckley does social media marketing
Keith Erskine has organized the unconference event Mobile Camp Boston
Samantha Hammar has organized events and advised the organization
Tamara Gruber has helped organize marketing events
Some of our previous recent events:
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaking at Mobile Monday
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick speaking at Mobile Monday
Google Android HQ hosts Mobile Monday
Some of our other past events and projects are listed here.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Monday America is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade association