Swimming Up (Main)Stream
OIF Portfolio Companies Head Toward the End of Q1 With Mainstream Distinctions
They say any publicity is good publicity – but good publicity is priceless for startups. This month, Ohio Innovation Fund’s portfolio companies have made their way into the spotlight on national and global scale – from televised personality features, to a major annual award announcement.
Take a look at just some the most recent news from our incredible portfolio companies.
CNN Features Genetesis Inc.’s Founder & CEO Peeyush Shrivastava
In your early 20s, you may be trying to find an entry-level job – or may simply not know exactly what you want out of a career just yet. This is not the case for Genetesis Inc.’s Founder Peeyush Shrivastava. The 22-year old dropped out of college and started his own company with his innovative 3D scanner that can diagnose heart disease in 90 seconds. CNN told his inspiring story this month, successfully putting the organization in the national limelight.
Watch the entire Shrivastava feature story here.
Immuta’s Announces First Major Partner Program
Thanks to rapid 260% growth within the company, Immuta has announced a new global partner program to expand their capabilities and improve the industry as whole. The data management platform provider and team of AI experts already has 10 partners on board. From the inclusion of small businesses with niche specialties, to larger providers that handle finances, this partnership marks an incredible time of growth for Immuta.
Read more about the Partner Program here.
AEP Ohio Receives Energy Award & Gives Stirling Ultracold a Major Shoutout
AEP Ohio was granted the 2018 Energy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Emerging Tools and Technologies for their assistance in making freezers more sustainable and energy efficient. The utility provider proactively approached manufacturers, like Stirling Ultracold, with strategies to cut down on each products’ energy usage. AEP said that they actively seek out opportunities to create new markets – and their work with Stirling Ultracold met that goal.
“Helping Stirling Ultracold achieve ENERGY STAR certification and bring this technology to a market where there was no energy efficient alternative was a way to provide significant energy savings to the ultra-cold segment,” said Andrew McCabe, AEP ohio’s commercial programs manager in a story by Daily Energy Insider.