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Published November 04, 2016
Executives of a software company that creates and deploys custom web and mobile experiences for many of America’s most respected brands will be the guest speakers at e2e Wyoming’s next meeting in Laramie.
Co-founder John Howard and Daniel Jimmie, the company’s account strategy and recruiting operations officer, will tell InMotion Software’s story and discuss a new opportunity for the company developing in Laramie at the next e2e Wyoming meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located at 222 S. 22nd St.
The Austin, Texas-based software design and engineering studio is actively considering Laramie as a location to which it can expand its business. If the company does, the plan is to grow up to 60 technology-focused jobs that would be housed in the Cirrus Sky Technology Park.
“InMotion is a company that was started by a father-and-son team in the mobile gaming industry back in 2008,” says Jonathon Benson, CEO of the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC). “Based in Austin, Texas, they are starting to recognize Laramie as a growing tech sector that can provide them with a great standard of living and provide a steady stream of young employees from the university.”
Founded in 2008 by Brian and John Howard, InMotion helped pioneer the Apple and Google Play stores by releasing 23 proprietary mobile titles, including a No. 1 worldwide top paid hit that achieved 7 million-plus downloads and sparked relationships with Sony, Nickelodeon and Microsoft. InMotion’s gaming and large enterprise background provides a blend of meeting business objectives and customer engagement.
InMotion has become one of America’s fastest-growing companies by sticking to its novel business model: combining strategic leadership, design thinking, brand strategy and industry-leading engineering into a single, powerful partner for the world’s leading brands.
“Tech companies that are looking to grow need access to a high standard of living and a steady supply of highly educated young employees,” Benson says. “Laramie offers both, and I think the success of Underwriters Laboratories, in developing a successful division here, is a prime example that companies can do this here. InMotion is looking to grow their company on a similar path, and the work Laramie has done to lay the foundation for them to come in and do this is what is making this possible.”
E2e is an educational networking program with chapters in Laramie, Casper, Gillette and Sheridan. It is designed to improve the climate for the startup and growth of entrepreneurial companies. Each e2e chapter meets bimonthly for 45 minutes of networking, followed by a 45-minute program. The programs feature successful entrepreneurs telling their stories, panel discussion on relevant topics and advice from experts in specific businesses.
Administered by the UW Office of Research and Economic Development, the WTBC is a not-for-profit business incubator that provides entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools necessary for success.
For more information on e2e, call the WTBC at (307) 766-6395.