Program in Montgomery launched to accelerate app development companies headquartered locally
A group of River Region organizations including the City of Montgomery announced Monday the creation of Montgomery Techlab, a program designed to increase the viability of mobile app developers in the area.
The program consists in large part of a 12-week program described as “intensive” where startup companies from the Montgomery area that develop apps will be taught how to build customer relationships, pursue strategic capital and other core elements of the app development industry.
A release from the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce says the new Techlab was “created through a public/private partnership between the City, County, local economic development partners, IT companies and the Maxwell-Gunter Community.”
Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said in a statement, “This initiative will further establish Montgomery as a city that cares about building a culture of innovation.”
The Chamber says the new program “enhances the area’s thriving collection of innovation assets including MGMWERX, MGMix and the United States Air Force’s Air University and BESPIN.”
Montgomery TechLab will be led by Marcus Shaw, executive director of Chattanooga-based The Company Lab.
“The greater Montgomery region has several incredible assets that can stimulate growth in the region through innovation,” remarked Shaw in a statement.
“The Montgomery Techlab will help galvanize academic, military, and other community resources to stimulate and support the success of innovators and entrepreneurs in the region,” he added.
Arthur DuCote, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce chairman, commented, “Through the existence of our unique infrastructure and resources, and the creation of the new Techlab, Montgomery will firmly position itself as a tech hub and incubator for tech startups.”