FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2014
For more information contact:
Emergent Technology Center
116 N. Main Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
The Emergent Technology Center Board of Directors has elected its officers for 2015. The Board elected the following officers:
Chair – Steve Jenkins, President, Fond du Lac Economic Development Corporation
Vice Chair – Colleen Merrill, Executive Director, UW-Oshkosh Small Business Development Center
Secretary – Dr. Fred Rice, Dean, Applied Technology and Trades, Moraine Park Technical College
Treasurer – Amy Hansen, Executive Director, Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership
Other members of the Board include:
Erin Gerred, Director of Administration, Fond du Lac County
Ryan Hatch, Digital Fertilizer, Green Bay
Emil Harmsen, CEO, PsyberFire, Inc.
The Board elected Jay Smith as President
The Emergent Labs also announced the first four graduate teams of the accelerator program. Emergent Labs, a subset ofEmergent Technology Center, is a mentor-driven emerging technologies seed accelerator serving entrepreneurs in northeastern Wisconsin. Though this program, participants learn Lean and Agile business practices to prepare them to enter the high-tech business world.The goal of Emergent Labs is to train and expose entrepreneurs to best practices in starting a business alongside world-class mentors and subject matter experts. Emergent Labs is not intended to compete with higher education institutes but will instead foster the development of high-technology enterprises, some which may come from students from these institutions.
Selected teams areenrolled in a 12 week mentor-driven Lean Business Startup training program. Teams are exposed to Emergent Lab’s vast tech network, required to complete a business model canvas, guided through an intense validation process, and taught to pitch their products to angel investors.
The four teams graduating from the first Emergent Labs include:
Health Connection LLC
Health Connection LLC has developed an app which will eliminate the use of paper instructional handouts traditionally used for at-home therapy. The app allows therapists to assign and track exercise therapy.In turn, patients provide feedback after each workout session back to their therapist. The app tracks the data allowing both therapist and patient to see the progression of their therapy. www.truehealthconnection.com
BoviSync is the next-generation of dairy herd management software. The software focuses on managing reproduction, vaccinations or other husbandry practices. BoviSync offers many features that are lacking in similar herd management software, including rapid and thorough data entry, user defined access permissions, location-specific inventory management and unlimited event entry. BoviSync’s completeness, ubiquitous accessibility, flexibility, powerful reporting, protocol system, intuitive design, and fast data entry all add up to the make it the easiest, fastest, most powerful herd management software on the market.www.bovisync.com
Abysmal Ninja LLC
Abysmal Ninja LLC has created a unique gaming app. Extreme Exterminators is a highly innovative app in which users compete against the biggest and baddest bugs to save the City of New Lancelet from total destruction. The only thing standing between humans and insects are the Extreme Exterminators.
Princeton Audio has designed and manufactured state-of-the-art wireless speakers from tone woods, the same products as used in musical instruments. With the addition of audiophile electronics and their patent-pending interface, the products are designed to interact with each other and not become obsolete as technology changes. Developing and manufacturing beautiful looking and amazing sounding audio products is the heartbeat of their brand.www.princeton-audio.com
Emergent Technology Center a collaborative effort involving Wisnet, Commonwealth Companies, Center for Enterprise Development (CED), Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation, Fond du Lac County, Fond du Lac Downtown Partnership, Emergent Labs of Milwaukee, Small Business Development Center (UW-Oshkosh), Digital Fertilizer (Green Bay), Ripon College Creative Enterprise Consultants, Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Angels on the Water, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Draiochta Labs, LLC.
If you have an innovative idea for a new technology business, additional program information can be found at www.EmergentTechnologyCenter.orgor call (920)-929-3688.