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]

3SecondReceipts
Bradley Ericson – Philadelphia, PA

501k.org
Eric Koester – Seattle, WA www.501K.org

Aesir Metals
Sarah Jordan – Struthers, OH www.aesirmetals.com

Aethon Advertising
Jack Sun – Plano, TX

Ambassadors of the Environment
Richard Murphy – Santa Barbara, CA

AppSocial Media / Tingle.com
Ian Bell – Vancouver BC www.tingle.com

AyoxxA Living Health Technologies
Andreas Schmidt – Singapore www.ayoxxa.com

Bandywagon
Sekai Farai – NYC, NY

Belli Ella
Matt Talbot – Bethlehem, PA www.belliella.com

Capital Resource Center
Curtis Triggs – Saint Louis, MO

Charity Affairs
Jenn Bragg – Twinsburg, OH www.charityaffairs.com

CubeVibe
Aaron Aycock – Sugar Hill, GA www.cubevibe.com

Custom Choice Cereal
Hajo Engelke – Durham, NC www.customchoicecereal.com

Day2Night Convertible Heels
Candice Cabe – West Newton, MA

Everloop
Hilary DeCesare – Danville, CA www.everloop.com

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

Fenix International
Michael Lin – San Francisco, CA www.fenixintl.com

FundHer
FundHer – Stevensville, MD www.fundher.org

The Giving Effect
Mitchell Silverman – Brooklyn, NY www.thegivingeffect.com

Haiti Ventures
Marc Saint Clair – Boston, MA www.haitiventures.com

Image Vision Labs
Steven White – City of Anna, TX www.imagevisionlabs.com

Innovrr
Jolina Li – New Britain, CT

Integrated People
Waqas Khatri – State College, PA www.integratedpeople.org

InVenture
Jennifer Chong – Los Angeles, CA www.inventure.org

JobStock
AJ Ford – Durham, NC

LocalGrown
Ryan Dover – Lake Geneva, WI www.localgrown.co

Love Your Layover
Matylda Czarnecka – New York, NY

MyNurseToGo
Eduardo Garcia – Oakland Park, FL www.mynursetogo.com

Nationwide Computer Systems, Inc
Mike Burns – Davie, FL

Neonatal Loving Kare
Nicole Kovalyak – Du Bois, PA www.neonatallovingkare.com

NugZee World of Hunts
Kollin Day – Kingsport, TN

Oferta, LLC
Jamie Reid – San Diego, CA www.ofertainsurance.com

Omniar
Carlin Gettliffe – Boulder, CO www.omniar.com

OsComp Systems
Pedro Santos – Cambridge, MA www.oscomp-systems.com

Prepared Small Business
Donna Childs – Jersey City, NJ www.preparedsmallbusiness.com

PreScouter
Dinesh Ganesarajah – Evanston, IL

Proof Sunglass Company
Brooks Dame – Eagle, ID

PulmoCAD, LLC
Stas Samarin – Saint Louis, MO www.pulmocad.com

Resolute Marine Energy
Olivier Ceberio – Boston, MA www.resolutemarine.com

SecureWaters, Inc.
Robert Clark – Lookout Mountain, TN www.secureaqua.com

Seguro Surgical
Steven Kubisen – Columbia, MD www.segurosurgical.com

ShopSuey
Lisa Morales-Hellebo – Wheaton, MD www.shopsueymarket.com

Snuggle Cloud
Shivam Srivastava – Kirkland, WA www.snugglecloud.com

SuperAgent
Richard Dixon – San Diego, CA www.superagent.com

Tactical Information Systems
Mary Haskett – Austin, TX www.tacticalinfosys.com

TekTrak
Luka Sklizovic – Los Angeles, CA www.tektrak.com

Unlimited Juice
Landon Spitalnik – South Bend, IN www.unlimited-juice.com

VisitorsCafe
Morgan Hermand – Boston, MA

Wikology.com
Reed Benet – Bloomfield Hills, MI

Wing Power Inc
Kahoru Watanabe – Sarasota, FL