INC.spire Client Mpowerplayer Wins Duke's Choice Award
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RESTON, Va., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mpowerplayer, the leading provider of mobile gaming and application technology for the wireless industry received the Duke's Choice Award from Sun Microsystems in the Mobile Gaming category. This prestigious awards program recognizes the year's most influential Java technology-based applications. "Mpowerplayer is honored to receive this award and to be recognized as a leader in innovation for the mobile games industry," said Michael Powers, CEO of Mpowerplayer. Founded in 2005, Mpowerplayer's proprietary software solutions enable mobile content providers to better merchandise, market and interact with a targeted user audience of mobile consumers. Mpowerplayer is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and is one of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce's incubator companies. The program sponsored by INC.spire, mentors entrepreneurial firms and provides consulting resources often unavailable to young companies on limited budgets. With a nine year history of successful entrepreneurial company launches, INC.spire is delighted with Michael's success. "Michael and his team have put in the requisite long hours and entrepreneurial vision to deliver these products for gamers. His goal of serving both the end user and the mobile content provider has proven to be the key to success," said Penny Pompei, President & CEO of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Using Java technology, Mpowerplayer expands the audience for mobile games to include casual online gamers, letting them easily find, try, and buy mobile games and applications. Consumers discover and sample a wide range of content on their PC and then transfer their purchases to their mobile phone. Winners of this prestigious award are selected by Sun Microsystems James Gosling and a panel of Java experts. Said Gosling of this year's process, "Each year, the judging process becomes increasingly difficult as unbelievably cool submissions come in from around the world." Powers has been selected to present an overview of his company at the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association's annual Capital Connection in Baltimore, Maryland from May 27-28, 2008. About Mpowerplayer: Mpowerplayer is the number-one consumer destination in the world for online demos of mobile games. The company's proprietary software solutions enable mobile content providers to better merchandise, market, and interact with a targeted user audience of mobile consumers. To promote your content to a growing audience of enthusiastic mobile consumers, or for more information, visit www.mpowerplayer.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. About INC.spire: This Reston-based incubator program provides active coaching and mentoring to qualified entrepreneurs and is instrumental in providing necessary professional support for businesses committed to meeting or exceeding aggressive growth goals. A not-for-profit subsidiary of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, INC.spire is dedicated to enhancing the region's economic prosperity by new job creation, marketplace capital investment and long-term occupancy in commercial or industrial office space. This successful program, sponsored by members of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, has assisted four dozen entrepreneurs over the past 8 years who have gone on to create nearly 200 jobs in the Reston area. These firms have attracted $38 million in business value and have secured more than 65,000 square feet of commercial office space in Northern Virginia. www.incspire.com, email@example.com. SOURCE Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Kate Meier of Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, +1-703-707-9045, firstname.lastname@example.org
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