TechLaunch Graduate Takes Top Prize at CTIA Wireless Show

Montclair, New Jersey – May 23, 2013: A graduate of TechLaunch’s Inaugural Class of 2012, Pervasive Group has announced that their MMGuardian product – a parental control software app – has just won the 1st place prize for Technology Innovation at the mega-watt CTIA Wireless Show in Las Vegas. They were among hundreds of applicants, including heavy hitters such as Motorola, NQ Mobile, Symantec, and others. CTIA is the biggest wireless show in the Americas, held once a year, with approximately 40,000 attendees, 1000 exhibitors and 300,000 square feet of exhibit space. The 1st place Technology Innovation award recognizes MMGuardian’s core parental control product on Android as the best mobile safety and productivity application of 2013.
“We are very pleased to win this prestigious award and to have been recognized by CTIA and respected industry experts for our technology leadership in the exciting and rapidly growing mobile parental control space. We will continue to rapidly innovate and build the best possible product, which parents deserve to have to protect their children from the tremendous risks associated with un-controlled use of smartphones and tablets,” said Pervasive Group CEO James Zhou.
Mario M. Casabona, TechLaunch’s Founder & CEO, observed, “This is an impressive honor for Pervasive Group, reflecting not only the robust training and preparation they received last year in LaunchPad 1, but the dedication, hard work and sacrifice this great team of entrepreneurs continues to demonstrate as they successfully establish MMGuardian at the forefront of the parental control & protection issue. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

About TechLaunch: New Jersey’s premier Technology Accelerator, TechLaunch was created to drive the commercialization of innovative technology within the State. Formed in collaboration with the NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA) (, Montclair State University (, Casabona Ventures LLC (, and successful entrepreneurs, TechLaunch provides a select group of emerging Portfolio Companies early seed-stage funding, mentorship, key services and exposure to qualified investors, through a 16-week LaunchPad 2 accelerator program which begins on May 20 and culminates with a Demo Day on September 19, 2013. To learn more, please visit

About Pervasive Group: Pervasive Group Inc., headquartered in Clifton, NJ, provides advanced smartphone and mobile device family security and protection software to help parents manage their children’s online mobile experience. The company has been recognized as a leading tech company startup, as a CTIA E-Tech Awards Finalist, as one of only ten companies in the state of New Jersey to be accepted into the New Jersey Economic Development Authority sponsored TechLaunch™ technology company accelerator program in 2012, and as the recent winner of the New York Ultra-Light Startups, NJ Entrepreneurs Network, NJ Venture Conference, and NJ Tech Meetup ‘Best Company’ awards. MMGuardian™ is a trademark of Pervasive Group Inc.

Media Contact:
Norma Casabona

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