Entrepreneurship

A fresh round of StartUps to pitch ideas

On December 3, four local startups will bring their businesses before an audience in Revolution Hall at Brown’s Brew Pub in downtown Troy. This is part of the StartUp Tech Valley series, co-sponsored by RPI’s own Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship. These meet-ups are held monthly for startups from the local community with the goal of providing a place for individuals to launch their venture to the public, learn from seasoned entrepreneurs, and obtain feedback about their product/service from potential customers. Each month, a new line-up is chosen. In addition, there is a job postings board for those in search of a job or companies in search of new employees. All community members are invited to attend; the event begins at 5:30pm with presentations beginning at 6:30. This month’s line-up is as follows:

EcoValve – With the goal of reducing wasted electricity and water, this distance-sensing showerhead will reduce the amount of water coming out of it as the user moves further away. EcoValve will be presented by Theo Pak ’15. To find out more about the company, please visit http://ecovalve.net/.

PageBlank – Working to give your business a strong brand image that extends consistently across each item, this print design company takes care of all the design work for you, and delivers turn-key printed products, and live hosted websites, ready to use. PageBlank will be presented by Hammad Ghuman ’95. To find out more about the company, please visit http://www.pageblank.com/.

LeetSystems CyberSecurity – Focusing on assisting organizations to secure themselves, this company uses a variety of testing services to find vulnerabilities in their clients’ systems, including a la carte hacking to detect possible weak points. LeetSystems CyberSecurity will be presented by Tyler Wrightson. To find out more about the company, please visit http://leetsys.com/.

HR Resolved – To combat the largely-underserved human resources side of businesses, this company leverages today’s virtual environment offering Human Resource Services with a balance of in-office presence & real time/all the time availability, as a retained partner or a la carte service provider from their New York headquarters. HR Resolved will be presented by Katie & Bill Tansey ’03 MBA. To find out more about the company, please visit http://www.hrresolved.com/.

To learn more about the StartUp Tech Valley series, please visit http://startuptechvalley.org/.

To find out more about the Severino Center, please visit http://scte.rpi.edu.