Mobile Monday Global
MobileMonday (MoMo) is an open community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influential individuals fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. MoMo chapters operate in over 100 cities worldwide, spanning 50 countries, and we continue to launch new locations monthly.
MobileMonday has the following global objectives:
- Foster an open independent innovation platform within the mobile sector.
- Facilitate industry networking between small and large companies and individuals.
- Bridge partnership exchanges between domestic and international organizations.
- Present innovative visions, trends, studies & forecasts from the mobile marketplace.
- Provide opportunities for local members to effectively participate in global initiatives.
MobileMonday is organized by a group of some 300+ dedicated volunteers from around the world. Originating in Helsinki, Finland, in the year 2000, MobileMonday has grown into the world’s leading mobile community.
Our philosophy includes openness, equality, inclusion and the assumption that ideas should be tested through vigorous debate, critical examination and peer review. We also believe that initiative and risk-taking should be honored and that the mobile industry plays a key role in shaping society. There is a direct relation between mobile connectivity and political, economic and social freedom, the power of democracy, the rational management of our future and the triumph of reason and enlightenment.
Most people on the planet have never touched a computer – and they never will. But it is conceivable that, one day, everyone will have a mobile phone allowing them to communicate with fellow citizens, access networks and improve the quality of their lives, their livelihood and their future.
MoMo is a tool to help the worldwide industry achieve benefits for everyone by spreading knowledge and encouraging people with good ideas to take action. As “mobile folks,” we invite you to examine how this industry can contribute to making our neighborhoods, our cities and our societies better.
The remarkable MobileMonday phenomenon began almost by accident in Helsinki, Finland during the autumn of 2000. A couple of well-known Finnish visionaries, invited the who’s who of the Finnish mobile industry to a pub for an informal get-together and ‘perhaps’ a few drinks. The only suitable time? Monday evening.
After meeting many new faces and discussing the latest in mobility, the group decided to continue meeting on the first Monday of each month — and thus, MobileMonday was born. Towards the end of 2004, the movement started to spread to other areas of the world and new MoMo chapters were started in Tokyo, Japan, Silicon Valley, USA as well as Rome and Milan, Italy. Since then, the number of MobileMonday chapters and members has dramatically increased making MobileMonday the world’s leading mobile community.