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Bristol to celebrate mobile tech scene with new group

Published on Tuesday, 11th June 2013
MobileMonday Bristol comes to town!

Bristol and the surrounding area is awash with tech experts and businesses. Indeed the South West boasts more than 15% of non-London based businesses in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, a league table that ranks Britain’s private technology, media and telecoms (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales over three years.

In addition the region still hosts the likes of Nokia, Orange and HP alongside tech incubators such as SetSquared, the Bristol & Bath Science Park, as well as a plethora of leading digital businesses.

The dotcom boom clearly left its mark on the South West of England.

So, alongside the likes of Tokyo, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and Silicon Valley, as well as cities across Europe, Bristol is getting its very own MobileMonday, a networking event for anyone with an interest in mobile and technology to exchange ideas, learn from each other and talk about new trends in the industry.

MobileMonday Bristol has been brought together by Bristol-based communications agency Bray Leino with the support of other businesses in the area including Mubaloo.

“Bristol has a thriving tech and mobile scene and there is a definite appetite for more tech-specific networking events in the area. Bristol has been, and is, home to some of the leading players in technology. In addition, the M4 corridor boasts UK offices for some of the world’s leading tech businesses”, said Matt Rowntree, group account director at Bray Leino and co-founder of MobileMonday Bristol. “Alongside a hub of smaller, innovative players who are pushing the future of the industry right here in Bristol our plan is to offer anyone with an interest in mobile the opportunity to share, learn and explore.”

MobileMonday was originally launched in 2000 in Finland and has grown to have groups in more than 140 cities across the world. Bristol will be the latest addition and follows London, Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff in the UK.

The inaugural MobileMonday Bristol is taking place at the Square Bar in Bristol on 24th June 2013 and will discuss how location-based services are being integrated into mobile and tech applications, and how businesses can start to take advantage of the technology.

Tickets can be booked, at no cost, through Eventbrite.

Future MobileMonday Bristol events will be held quarterly. To find out where and when follow the group on Twitter and Facebook, and keep your eyes peeled for the website coming soon.