GrowFL Companies to Watch
August, 22, 2014
Business Wire Friday, August 22, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MobileHelp®, a leader in Mobile Personal Emergency Response System (M-PERS) solutions, today announced the company has been selected as one of fifty leading second-stage companies selected from more than 500 nominations statewide, as this year’s FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCHSM winners.
FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCH is an awards program that celebrates privately held second-stage companies headquartered in the state. To be eligible, applicants must employ between 6 and 99 full-time equivalent employees and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.
“As a company, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the proactive technology solutions they need to meet their healthcare needs, while also providing quality products and unparalleled customer service. This commitment has allowed us to experience not only tremendous growth as a company, but become a proud member of Florida’s thriving business community as well,” said Rob Flippo, CEO of MobileHelp. “MobileHelp is truly honored to be recognized as a GrowFL Company to Watch.”
“FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCH is honored to recognize another outstanding group of stage-two companies,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. "This is our fourth year of celebrating second-stage business leaders throughout the state of Florida. The companies selected for the Florida Companies to Watch awards program stand out among their peers as companies that should be celebrated. In Florida, they account for 5 percent of the companies and nearly 30 percent of the jobs. These companies make a difference and we’re happy to offer the recognition they deserve.”
FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCH is unique because of its focus on second-stage companies and the wide-ranging industries they represent. The impact of these companies on Florida’s economy is immense, and this year’s honorees are examples of such companies in the state. Overall, the 2014 winners had $370 million in total annual revenue in 2013, which was a 36 percent increase in total annual revenue compared to 2012. They employed 1,757 full-time equivalent employees, with 462 net new jobs projected for 2014.
In addition to being named a GrowFL “Company to Watch,” MobileHelp was also listed number 111 in the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies, and was the recipient of a 2014 Frost & Sullivan North American Price Performance Value Leadership Award.
MobileHelp is America's leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology based in Boca Raton, Florida, and services clients in all 50 states. MobileHelp develops and distributes market-leading products such as Cellular DUO, the first and only fully integrated medical alert system with GSM/GPS technology, which provides an in-home cellular base station and a mobile device to protect customers away from home; and the Cellular Classic system, an in-home, cellular-based Medical Alert System. MobileHelp’s M-PERS devices are integrated with nationwide wireless voice, data and GPS technology to provide real-time medical monitoring services and location tracking for expedited personal emergency assistance. MobileHelp also offers Fall Button™, an automatic fall detection pendant and MobileHelp Connect™, an innovative event notification and web portal for customers, families and caregivers. MobileHelp has built a reputation for quality and affordable solutions for personal protection and peace of mind in or away from home and is the first FDA registered mobile medical alert system provider. MobileHelp is located in the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®. For sales or more information about MobileHelp, call 1-800-989-9863 or go online to www.MobileHelp.com.
GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. Website: growfl.com
Media contact: for MobileHelp Liz Kohler, 414-828-6198 email@example.com