Past MIP Winner Feature: Mushroom Networks

Contributor: Mackenzie Leveque, Digital Marketing Associate

As we at CONNECT are getting excited about Most Innovative Product Awards 2017, we decided to catch up with some of our past MIP winners to talk about their MIP experience and where they are today. We will be featuring these conversations on the CONNECT blog.

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Mushroom Networks, Incorporated, is a San Diego, California-based company with the mission to provide innovative networking solutions. Their products and services are focused on a range of networking solutions for enterprises and small/medium sized businesses in various industries. Their solutions bridge the technology gap to the future by enabling applications today, that are otherwise not possible. Mushroom Networks was founded in 2004 as a spin-off from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). The leadership team has over 70 years of collective cutting edge research and development experience in the networking field, and has management experiences at a wide array of companies from small and large technology enterprises to venture capital. 

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We caught up with Cahit Jay Akin, CEO of Mushroom Networks, to discuss prestige, PR, and MIP.

Why did you apply to MIP?

We love MIP's impact and prestige in terms of visibility, both locally as well as nationally. The annual MIP award dinner is also the Oscar's of the San Diego tech industry, so it is always an honor to be represented in that event.

What was your favorite part about the MIP event?

My favorite part was definitely the award ceremony. It is an opportunity to share some excitement, fun and good food with my team.

What is one accomplishment/success you have had since you received the award?

Winning the MIP award gave us visibility and helped springboard our new product VOIP Armor. You can't buy this type of PR!

Thanks to Mushroom Networks and congratulations on your new product! 

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