Parkmobile USA, Inc. Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company
Technology Association of Georgia Honors 40 Companies for Innovation
And Contributions to the State’s Technology Community
ATLANTA (March 12, 2013) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced Parkmobile as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2013 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 20, 2013, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.
“The 2013 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The 2013 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our State such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”
This year’s Top 40 Companies were selected from among over 90 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia. Companies selected for the "Top 40" will be showcased in an exhibition at The 2013 Georgia Technology Summit.
“Our ninth year of the Top 40 was an overwhelming success, based on the number of truly innovative companies that participated in the competition," said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. "The Top 40 winners demonstrate the depth and breadth of Georgia's technology community.”
“Parkmobile is leading new payment initiatives for municipalities, transit authorities and other parking providers. We are honored to be recognized amongst the key players in the technology industry. Our rapidly growing member base appreciates recent additions of new payment options including PayPal and the Parkmobile Wallet, a stored value solution created through a partnership with Citibank,” said Cherie Fuzzell, CEO of Parkmobile. “We are excited to demonstrate how our solution works at the upcoming Georgia Technology Summit event.”
Since becoming the first company to introduce mobile apps for parking in the U.S. in 2009, Parkmobile has expanded its footprint to more than 400 cities, universities, commercial and transit locations in the U.S. Parkmobile’s solutions are widely available in cities including Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Houston and Atlanta (including Georgia Tech). More than 1.2 million members have signed up for Parkmobile in the U.S. of which 800,000 members have downloaded the company’s apps, making it the most widely used mobile payment solution in the parking industry.
The 2013 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,000 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted.
For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit http://www.tagonline.org/georgia-technology-summit.php. Follow the conversation on Twitter through #TAGGTS.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 18,500 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 32 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
Parkmobile, headquartered in Atlanta, is the leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for mobile payments, parking guidance using business analytics and parking. Its offerings include mobile payments for on- and off-street parking, digital parking permits, real-time enforcement and a seamless transit parking experience. Parkmobile’s services are used in 400 cities around the world by millions of registered users. Parkmobile’s investors include BCD Holdings and Fontinalis Partners (a strategic investment firm that invests in next-generation mobility companies and whose founding partners include Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company) and BCD Holdings.
For more information please visit www.parkmobile.com, facebook.com/ParkmobileUSA or on Twitter @Parkmobile.