ReXi Wireless Joins Chesapeake Innovation Center as Collaboration Hub Member
Odenton, MD (July 28, 2014) – The Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC), Anne Arundel County’s technology business incubator, today announced that ReXi Wireless has joined as its newest Collaboration Hub member. ReXi Wireless is the developer of ÜberWi, a cloud-based public WiFi gateway that offers user management, network monetization, and unlimited scalability—all with minimal startup costs.
Founder Philip McQuade established ReXi Wireless at the beginning of the year to address a gap in the marketplace. “As a complimentary add-on to WiFi, ÜberWi control is centrally managed in the cloud, which allows for unlimited locations and reduced costs to the operator, as well as the ability to create additional revenue streams that not only pay for the public WiFi access, but also create increased returns,” explains McQuade. “With Big Data, and Carrier Offload in our product roadmap, ÜberWi will bring a new approach to public WiFi in market and new insights on users’ behavior and interests. Ongoing development of our product requires funding and being a member of an incubator will be instrumental in making this happen.”
Collaboration Hub membership was designed to provide specific business growth services and assistance for start-up companies that are pre-revenue and pre-funding, by using a programmatic approach designed to move a start-up company towards growth in an accelerated manner. Collaboration Hub members are early-stage companies with a business plan, but that need to develop their technology with demonstrated milestones and/or proof-of-concept and market validation, and to help further polish financials and presentation before approaching investors and customers.
“We look forward to guiding ReXi Wireless through the necessary steps for additional funding,” says Executive Director, Laura Willoughby. “Philip has a deep understanding of the WiFi marketplace and is a serial entrepreneur. In developing a product that costs less, ReXi Wireless brings a new revenue model to the existing WiFi market and is a great addition to our member portfolio.”
About ReXi Wireless ReXi Wireless is the developer of ÜberWi, a cloud-based public WiFi gateway that offers user management, network monetization, and unlimited scalability—all with minimal startup costs. ÜberWi is also Access Point (AP) vendor agnostic and will work in any WiFi distribution, new install or existing deployments, small or large, and with unlimited amounts of locations. Centralized management and billing give owners and operators the power to deploy simple plug and play management anywhere, easily and quickly.
About CIC As a program of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp, the CIC helps to attract, retain and grow companies in the county, ultimately enriching the entire region by accelerating new technologies into the market. The innovation center supports emerging technologies that apply to national security, cyber, health IT, cloud, big data and other industry sectors by providing innovative companies and entrepreneurs with the resources, connections, and programs they need to innovate, connect, grow and succeed. By accessing a network of mentors, investors and executive advisors in the region, member companies ultimately benefit from the organizational ties that make up the CIC community.
MEDIA CONTACT Rosa Cruz Director of Communications and Marketing Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation/ Chesapeake Innovation Center 2660 Riva Road, Suite 200 Annapolis, MD 21401 (p) 410-222-7410 (f) 410-222-7415 (c) 410-212-4150