Three MaRS clients among IDC’s annual “Ten Canadian Mobile and Wireless Companies to Watch”

Toronto, June 3, 2010 – MaRS, a Toronto-based not-for-profit innovation centre, announces the inclusion of three of its clients, Jigsee, MMB Research and Polar Mobile in the IDC Annual “Ten Canadian Mobile and Wireless Companies to Watch.” The IDC Study features ten emerging companies that are innovating and excelling with a variety of mobile and wireless technology solutions including: mobile marketing, couponing, analytics, smart grid enablement, TV and video on demand – even for traditional phones, mobile money services, mobile enterprise Apps and product life-cycle management.

Mobile and wireless continues to be an attractive market with the adoption of smart phones reaching 17% in Canada, along with a 22% growth in device shipments this year. Canada is also well positioned to accommodate the increasing use of data intensive apps with improved high-speed wireless networks.

“We are delighted to have so many of our clients recognized for their innovation and leadership in the mobile and wireless industry,” says Krista Jones, MaRS Advisory Services, ICT Practice Lead. “It’s encouraging to see IDC taking such an active interest in these early-stage companies that offer some of the best innovation from our mobile community.”

The IDC study provides insight into the company solutions, go-to-market strategies, partners, customers, and general trends in the mobile and wireless market and their impact on Canadian startups. The ten companies featured in the report (in alphabetical order) include: Adenyo, Clip Mobile, Common Enterprise, Jigsee, MMB Research, Neuraltic, Polar Mobile, Quickplay, Seregon, and Telepin Software.

“These emerging mobile and wireless firms are enabling an increasing number of organizations to capitalize on the burgeoning mobile opportunity,” says Krista Napier, Senior Analyst, IDC Canada. “Big brands, media companies, service providers, ISVs and enterprises want to get more involved in the mobile space to better connect and communicate with their end users and drive revenue opportunities and efficiencies.”

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MaRS Discovery District ( is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies. MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and digital media technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose business.

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