Friday, August 9, 2013

GPM Clients Profiled in August 3rd TECHdotMN Weekly Digest

Minnesota’s TECHdotMN's Weekly Digest email report, sharing tech news and events from around the state, is a staple of my weekend reading repertoire – so it was fun to see multiple Gray Plant Mooty entrepreneurial clients included in the lineup of headlines last week!

Naiku, a developer of classroom assessment software, has been chosen by the Edina Public School system to provide assessment solution products to Edina teachers for the 2013-2014 academic year. The article quotes Edina’s educational staff as calling Naiku’s products easy and efficient to use and able to be integrated with other popular classroom systems. This is definitely a “win” for “edutech startup” Naiku

SMART Signal was also called out for the “green light” it received from MnDOT to install a new software product on over 50 Minnesota intersections. The technology works to improve congestion due to traffic signal performance in Minneapolis’s most frustrating traffic zones, saving both time and money for drivers in the Twin Cities. Multiple Gray Plant Mooty clients have collaborated with the University of Minnesota to license and commercialize valuable technology developments, and SMART Signal is an illustrative success story. 

Fitness on Request, an on-demand fitness technology company, received a mention due to its recent financing.  Fitness on Request develops fitness class software and technology to allow for on-demand workouts at exercise facilities. As the article mentions, the company has been growing quickly, with a goal to double its revenues by the end of 2013. 

Last, ReconRobotics received a nod regarding the transfer of its Robotics Alley™ Conference and Expo event to Minnesota-based The Event Group, a production and marketing agency. The 2013 Robotics Alley Conference and Expo, hosted by the Twin Cities Chapter of AUVSI (also a Gray Plant Mooty client), aims to “bring together leaders in robotics research, design, business development, law, government and policy, and investment banking to share their insights into the explosive, worldwide growth of robotics and autonomous systems.” This November’s event will be the third annual conference hosted in St. Paul. 

While it’s always enjoyable to read about Minnesota’s entrepreneurs and their successes, it’s even better knowing that Gray Plant Mooty played a part in helping some of these companies achieve such noteworthy milestones. Congratulations to our clients and thanks to TECHdotMN for the press!

A Post by Karen Wenzel, Guest Blogger

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