I am excited to share the news that last month MutualMind joined the prestigious Alcatel-Lucent ng Connect Gravity Center accelerator program. If you haven’t visited the Gravity Center in Plano, I invite you to do so. It is a cool, dynamic hub for entrepreneurs, hackers and innovators.
MutualMind has moved its engineering, operations and sales functions within the ng Connect Gravity Center at Alcatel-Lucent’s facilities in Plano, TX, which also houses the AT&T Foundry Innovation Center. MutualMind has also joined the ng Connect Program as an Associate Member, which allows the company to begin to explore potential opportunities for engagement with the other 125 members of the Program.
Besides the extensive resources offered by this program, our team truly values the open and collaborative working environment that the ng Connect Gravity Center fosters.
The ng Connect Program, founded by Alcatel-Lucent in 2009, is responsible for driving innovation by bringing together technology entrepreneurs and thought leaders in an environment designed to overcome traditional business and technology barriers to success.
There are three primary elements to the ng Connect approach:
- Innovation Ecosystem: a community of organizations and individuals pioneering high-bandwidth infrastructure, devices, applications and content.
- Innovation Environment: empowers this community of collaboration with an environment of physical and virtual innovation spaces and leading edge tools and techniques.
- Concept Development: helps service providers create, evaluate and validate service concepts in a very agile way — delivering tangible results faster.
We have big plans for 2012 and being part of the ng Connect program is a promising kick off. Stay tuned for more news and announcements about our upcoming partners and clients.