Jackrabbit CoFounder Shares Success Secrets with Entrepreneur Group

Mark Mahoney Achieves Growth for Jackrabbit Technologies by Applying Discipline to Business Strategies 
CHARLOTTE, NC– September 1, 2009 – Mark Mahoney, President and CoFounder of Jackrabbit Technologies, will share insights with fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders Thursday, September 3rd at the Business Innovation & Growth (BIG) Pathfinder Event. Mark will help participants in the morning-long event understand the importance of discipline in propelling business growth. Mark and his partner, Mike Carper, have enjoyed the fruits of their disciplined approach to business as Jackrabbit Technologies has experienced exponential growth since its inception almost five years ago.Jackrabbit Technologies provides web-based operations management solutions to class-based businesses such as dance, gymnastics and music studios, cheer, swim and martial arts facilities as well as day cares and camps.

Thursday’s BIG Pathfinder Event is a member-only event that will take place at Technekes’ office at 601 S. Cedar Street, Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28202. A networking breakfast will begin at8:30 a.m. with the Program, featuring Mr. Mahoney, kicking off at9 a.m. Mr. Mahoney will discuss the importance of discipline in successful execution strategies for early stage companies. He will share the significance of making sure that your business plan is a living document and identify the finer points of using your business plan to manage your business and propel business growth.

Mark Mahoney’s passion is solving business problems with technology. He has been involved in organized youth sports since 1973 and has instructed, coached and owned sports facilities. Mark developed Class Master, a class management system, in the 80’s and sold it to another company. Due to the large number of old clients asking Mark to develop another system, he decided to build a web-based application to eliminate the need for owners to worry about database backups, software updates and technical issues.

Mark brings 22 years of experience in information technology and has sold over 20 million dollars in software and services. Mark holds aBBAfrom theUniversityofGeorgiaand serves on the MIS Advisory Board for the Terry College of Business at the University. He also serves on several committees within the Information Technology Council for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

The Business Innovation & Growth (BIG) Council is a non-profit membership based organization. BIG’s mission is to lead development of “high-impact, high-growth entrepreneurs” and proactively grow their businesses by providing education, resources, leadership, and visibility. BIG launched in 2006 with 13 Founding Trailblazers who were committed to creating an organization run by and run for entrepreneurs to further their growth potential and to create economic value for the region.

“I’m looking forward to this opportunity to share my business experiences with others who have supported me in my entrepreneurial efforts. It is exciting for me to think that anything that I’ve experienced could help someone else build a successful business or improve the one they’re growing. BIG’s Pathfinder events provide entrepreneurs with a dynamic platform to share,knowledge, brainstorm and sometime commensurate,” commentsMark Mahoney, Jackrabbit Technologies president and co-founder. “We’re fortunate to have this organization as a resource.”