Carl-Johan Torarp is the Founder/Chairman/CEO of LocaLoop, and co-inventor of its cloud based enabling business technology for 4G Mobile WiMAX/LTE and other next generation broadband wireless access systems (4 issued patents). The Company was incorporated in September 2005 with the vision of providing a turnkey wireless fixed and mobile broadband Internet solution that could quickly achieve profitability for operators serving rural markets, and do so at an affordable price for users at homes, at work and “on-the-go." LocaLoop is now selling and implementing its cloud-driven 4G turnkey business solution co-branded under its own brand synKro™ to rural customers, both wireline and wireless operators all over the country
Carl-Johan is a global high tech industry veteran with over 30 years experience in the computer and the telecom industry. Prior to starting LocaLoop, he was working with emerging technology companies, assisting them both as a venture development consultant and technology investment banker since he moved to Minnesota from Sweden.
Prior to moving here, he had a successful corporate career in the computer industry in various capacities ranging from engineering to senior international management in field service sales and marketing, information services, operations and general management with a number of companies including International Computer Limited (ICL), Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), and NCR Corporation where he worked mostly in European countries. He has managed organizations with full profit & loss responsibilities at the branch, district, region and country levels. Fourteen years ago he co-founded a broadband wireless technology company Azent AB (now focused on Telematics and M2M Internet communication over wireless networks) and a pre - 4G broadband Internet service provider located in Sweden. Both companies were sold. Mr. Torarp is an Electrical Engineer and studied Computer Science at a joint program between SAAB Aircraft division and Linkoping University. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Education Program at Harvard Business School in Boston.
About the Meetup
Meet other entrepreneurs and independent product developers. Bring your questions and "group-source" the answers. Hear from specialized experts willing to share their insights. Get energized and stay motivated to pursue your goals. Relax and have interesting conversations. Participants have found clients and collaborators through this Meetup.
Software, electronics, life sciences, med tech, services, products, materials, designs--innovators of a wide variety of value propositions participate. Both for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs participate. Many are starting their second or third business. A partner in McKinsey & Company (NYC) turned up one evening. We have enjoyed meeting people from China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, Bangladesh and other countries. Many are newcomers to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Multi-generational, our age range has been 20 to 70+. Several investors make periodic visits for those of you looking for capital.
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