Profiles from 2010

Last year, three companies were selected from the GEW 50 for a once in a lifetime experience. Read how these experiences helped their companies.

Networking and Having Fun with Richard Branson on Necker Island

Olivier Ceberio is COO at Resolute Marine Energy (RME), a Boston based startup, where he leads the development and commercialization of wave-driven desalination systems. Olivier was also the grand prize winner of Startup Open in 2010, getting the chance to spend the day on Richard Branson’s private island and network with other entrepreneurs. [Read about his experience]

A “Kauffman Experience”

Kahoru Watanabe had an idea to develop a vertical platform for small wind/solar hybrid turbines. In 2010 he closed on the transfer of patents and began creation of Wing Power Inc. Kahoru also won a two-day customizable experience at the Kauffman Foundation to expand and grow the business through Startup Open 2010. [Read about his time at the Foundation] [link to the foundation]

Bradley Ericson – Philadelphia, PA
Eric Koester – Seattle, WA

Aesir Metals
Sarah Jordan – Struthers, OH

Aethon Advertising
Jack Sun – Plano, TX

Ambassadors of the Environment
Richard Murphy – Santa Barbara, CA

AppSocial Media /
Ian Bell – Vancouver BC

AyoxxA Living Health Technologies
Andreas Schmidt – Singapore

Sekai Farai – NYC, NY

Belli Ella
Matt Talbot – Bethlehem, PA

Capital Resource Center
Curtis Triggs – Saint Louis, MO

Charity Affairs
Jenn Bragg – Twinsburg, OH

Aaron Aycock – Sugar Hill, GA

Custom Choice Cereal
Hajo Engelke – Durham, NC

Day2Night Convertible Heels
Candice Cabe – West Newton, MA

Hilary DeCesare – Danville, CA

EZ GO-IN Solutions Inc.
Michael Bloomquist – Grayslake, IL

Fenix International
Michael Lin – San Francisco, CA

FundHer – Stevensville, MD

The Giving Effect
Mitchell Silverman – Brooklyn, NY

Haiti Ventures
Marc Saint Clair – Boston, MA

Image Vision Labs
Steven White – City of Anna, TX

Jolina Li – New Britain, CT

Integrated People
Waqas Khatri – State College, PA

Jennifer Chong – Los Angeles, CA

AJ Ford – Durham, NC

Ryan Dover – Lake Geneva, WI

Love Your Layover
Matylda Czarnecka – New York, NY

Eduardo Garcia – Oakland Park, FL

Nationwide Computer Systems, Inc
Mike Burns – Davie, FL

Neonatal Loving Kare
Nicole Kovalyak – Du Bois, PA

NugZee World of Hunts
Kollin Day – Kingsport, TN

Oferta, LLC
Jamie Reid – San Diego, CA

Carlin Gettliffe – Boulder, CO

OsComp Systems
Pedro Santos – Cambridge, MA

Prepared Small Business
Donna Childs – Jersey City, NJ

Dinesh Ganesarajah – Evanston, IL

Proof Sunglass Company
Brooks Dame – Eagle, ID

Stas Samarin – Saint Louis, MO

Resolute Marine Energy
Olivier Ceberio – Boston, MA

SecureWaters, Inc.
Robert Clark – Lookout Mountain, TN

Seguro Surgical
Steven Kubisen – Columbia, MD

Lisa Morales-Hellebo – Wheaton, MD

Snuggle Cloud
Shivam Srivastava – Kirkland, WA

Richard Dixon – San Diego, CA

Tactical Information Systems
Mary Haskett – Austin, TX

Luka Sklizovic – Los Angeles, CA

Unlimited Juice
Landon Spitalnik – South Bend, IN

Morgan Hermand – Boston, MA
Reed Benet – Bloomfield Hills, MI

Wing Power Inc
Kahoru Watanabe – Sarasota, FL