Canadian Startup Boasts Record Growth, Hires 100th Employee

Vancouver-based QuickMobile, which specializes in mobile solutions for the meetings and events industry, says that it is experiencing record growth.

The Canadian startup is on pace to deliver more than 1,200 unique mobile meeting apps by the end of 2012, an increase of 400% over 2011, according to the company. Downloads of QuickMobile’s mobile apps have surpassed one million total downloads in 2012. And the company has also steadily increased the size of its team, adding its 100th employee this month, a year-over-year increase of 100%.

“These are certainly exciting times for QuickMobile as we continue to see a tremendous demand for our mobile technology and delivery platform,” says Patrick Payne, CEO of QuickMobile. “We invented the mobile event application category and continue to be the leader in capabilities and innovation. We have seen a dramatic shift during the past two years as more event organizers and marketers are turning to mobile as a new communications tool that delivers an unparalleled engagement dynamic to their meetings and conferences. Mobile is revolutionizing the way people interact and do business at conferences and events.”

Despire current success, QuickMobile remains fixated on the future. Patrick affirms that his company has big plans coming soon:

During the next several months, QuickMobile will release a number of major products and services that we believe will transform the mobile event app experience. Mobile is too important to become commoditized—it is not an afterthought or add-on. Virtually every person attending a conference these days owns one or more of these powerful smart devices. Our expertise and core competence is 100 percent focused on mobile and how to provide a great mobile experience for both meeting organizers and their audiences. We are certainly not resting on our laurels. The next few months will showcase our focus on growth and scalability in the meetings industry and across the entire corporate enterprise, as well as our ongoing commitment to innovation.

QuickMobile was founded in 2006 in Vancouver and has raised $3.6 million so far.