7signal announced today that it is graduating from the AkronUSA(SM) Biomedical Corridor District and relocating to a new space in Independence, Ohio to accommodate its rapid growth. 7signal was recruited to Akron from Helsinki, Finland in 2013 when the startup Wi-Fi performance management company had only three employees. Today, 7signal is at 25 employees with its sights set on growing to 60 employees over the next three years. This growth is the direct result of Akron’s “soft-landing zone” company approach which provided an array of business support services and a financial investment to 7signal as they entered the US market.
7signal was discovered by Robert Anthony, Director of Entrepreneurial Services- Life Sciences, working on behalf of Akron’s international Technology Bridge Program. “It’s been amazing to watch 7signal develop and grow over the last four years,” stated Mr. Anthony. “The City of Akron has always been committed to helping small businesses get a healthy start by providing them with the tools, facilities and resources they need in and around Summit County. We are both proud and tremendously pleased to see how 7signal has richly benefitted by being a part of our program. We all look forward to watching the company continue to grow in Northeast Ohio.”