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Mission EDC Start-ups are Grown by #GenMobile

By Jessica Dinh, Blog Contributor
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Innovation and education go harmoniously hand in hand. Every creative individual requires the means to foster a new idea to fruition -- and that includes the right technologies, too.

Mission EDC has been supporting disadvantaged neighborhoods by creating a "shark tank" for local startups. With a mission to improve the quality of life by instilling entrepreneurship, business retention, recruitment, and infrastructure-Mission EDC has attracted national attention and funding, proving that local residents can overcome barriers to success with the right help.

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The MEDC created the CEED, Center for Education and Economic Development,  to be an education and technology ecosystem for blossoming startups. To ensure their ultra-lean 4-person staff could sustainably supply programming and provide entrepreneurs with low-cost office and collaborative workspaces, a reliable and high-performance infrastructure topped the requirements list for the 55,000 square feet CEED location. This chosen architecture allowed staff and visitors to collaborate anywhere, on any device- truly making them a #GenMobile workforce.

By installing Aruba Instant APs, Aruba 5400R Switch, and Aruba AirWave, MEDC took a comprehensive, long-term approach that delivers an exceptional mobile user experience today and is ready for future IoT add-ons.  The Aruba solution offered the CEED a reliable and high-performance enterprise network on a non-profit budget with streamlined technology administration.

Want to hear more about how Aruba helped the CEED integrate high-tech networks into rising start-ups? Read more here.

Jessica Dinh is a content strategy and operations manager for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. She is a recent graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.