June 26, 2012
ATLANTA (May 31, 2012) – Sionic Mobile, an Atlanta technology start-up advised by Invest Atlanta, has moved into a new headquarters building in Midtown Atlanta and will release new smartphone apps for consumers and merchants on Monday.
The firm has moved into a 12,000-square-foot building at 909 W. Peachtree St. Sionic Mobile is leasing the building, which had stood vacant for several years, with intent to purchase. Invest Atlanta, the city of Atlanta’s economic development agency, assisted Sionic Mobile with site selection and provided permitting assistance for the building’s sign on West Peacthree.
Invest Atlanta also partnered with the the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s technology team to provide Sionic Mobile with state and local incentives information and to provide assistance with permitting at City Hall.
“We are ecstatic about Sionic Mobile’s new location and the promise this company possesses both for the Midtown market specifically and the city of Atlanta as a whole,” said Brian P. McGowan, president and CEO of Invest Atlanta. “They currently have 14 employees and plan to add 45 this year.”
McGowan added: “This is exactly the type of company that will further solidify Atlanta’s image as an innovation center, and Sionic Mobile’s story is a great example of how Invest Atlanta can pave the way for these types of firms to grow and prosper.”
Sionic Mobile’s new ION Rewards app for consumers and its new ION Loyalty app for merchants will be available for download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play on Monday. The apps are designed especially for intown environments and connect neighborhood merchants with nearby mobile customers.
A launch party is being held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.
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