Introduce yourself!

cpieri
HubSpot Employee

Welcome to ELEVATE! We are so excited to work with each of you in the coming months! Let's get started by introducing ourselves. Feel free to tell us whatever you'd like but here are a few ideas to get started:

  • Your name
  • Where you are located
  • What your startup is
  • What you hope to get out of ELEVATE
  • Your favorite dessert
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Emre-DriveBuddy
Member

Hey folks,

 

It is Emre here. I have been traveling a lot lately but I am in Turkey at the moment. Living in a small town by the sea and I am getting the best from working from home 🙂

 

I am the founder of Drive Buddy, which is a mobile telematics platform that analyzes the drivers' driving behaviors and detects car accidents using sensors on smartphones.

 

I would like to meet with great people and learn the best practices from the experts. If anyone wants to chat feel free to reach me anytime. emre@drivebuddyapp.com

 

Dessert? I just eat some.

 

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ravitol
Contributor

Hi 

We are also working on an IoT Telematics platform that has an cellular GPS Tracker that can detect harsh driving, speeding,  etc.   We should connect ravi@mobitox.com 

 

Ravi

alimovich
Member

Hello Everybody!)

My name is Alim, I'm from Kazakhstan, but right now I'm in Moscow, Russia.
We're working on developing DIY-marketplace mtrl.pro that helps construction pros search for suppliers with best prices.

I hope that in Elevate I start to understand better difference between markets in Russia and US/Europe. This can help me to scale business further.

As a kazakh I prefer to eat horse meat on dessert 🙂 
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Pelby
Participant

Hi everyone,

 

 

I'm Alex, CEO of Metis Labs.  We're an industrial software company, improving the efficiency and reducing waste in factories and process plants around the world.

 

We're based in UK, and mainly operating across Europe. 

 

Hoping to learn how to better automate our marketing and sales processes.

 

Favourite desert is definitely shark-infested custard 😛

 

PS. how can i add a colleague to our ELEVATE team?

Almir
Contributor

Hi guys, my name is  Almir Neves (aka al snow) and I´m the founder and CEO of hubkn inc a Brazilian-US startup.


We create Jordan a Conversational AI that brings voice and life to CRM´s data.


We hope that Elevate could bring to us an outstanding opportunity to leverage the HubSpot ecosystem and help hubkn to reach new customers.


My favorite dessert is Pudim, a kind of easy creme caramel. really popular in Brazil!

nerdyator
Member

Hello Everyone,

 

Excited to be part of ELEVATE. 

 

My name is Amit and I'm co-founder of Wareport (Flexible Warehousing for Smart Business), based out of Pune, India.

 

With my other two co-founders, we are looking forrward to learn about marketing & its strategies and how Hubspot can super-charge our Marketing efforts.

 

Thanks.

Inaygia
Member
Hi I’m Sasha from custom clean makeup brand Inaygia. I’m from Ontario, Canada.

Inaygia lets customers create their own perfect makeup shade.

I’m looking to get help or advice in expanding my business.

Fav desert is cheesecake!
jamoduurn
Participant

Hello Everyone,

 

My name is Jose Albis, CGO and cofounder of Moduurn, from Victoria BC. Looking forward to sharing and learning from each other, to later celebrate over tiramisu.

 

Warmly,

 

Jose

OmnaeChristina
Member

Hello fellow growth seekers!

 

My names Christina, I wear a lot of hats (Sales, Marketing, and PR strategy mostly) at my company, Omnae. Omnae is a networked Collaborative Supply Chain Management Software that is building trust and transparency in global outsourced manufacturing. 

 

We are positioned to scale FAST so I am always looking for new insights and perspectives on growth - innovating is in my DNA. 

 

Based out of Vancouver, Canada. Don't be afraid to say hi! 🙂

 

-C

 

bobnance
Member

Hello, fellow Elevators! (at least we're not escalators!)

 

Our team is focused on producing tools for cybersecurity compliance that don't cost an arm and a leg. We are providing practical security with the goal of providing tools that allow anyone and everyone to meet compliance and do things the right way!

 

We are located in Huntsville, Alabama; The Rocket City!

 

…  and I don't eat dessert, anymore. It's not allowed.

 

PatturnInfo
Participant

Happy Friday Everyone!

 

My name is Dennis and I am the COO & Co-Founder of a software known as Patturn. We're based in Fort Worth, Texas. 

 

Patturn is a platform to help you manage and sell customer returns.

 

If you've ever seen a Youtube video of guy that purchases "Amazon Returns Pallets", this is what I'm referring to!

 

He might be able to process 1 or 2 pallets, but if he were to manage 20 to 30 pallets or even scale up his operation, he will need a dedicated system in place to manage all of it.

 

I hope that ELEVATE will help connect with more startups/entrepreneurs and find better methods of connecting with customers as well!

 

My favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies!

 

I look forward to working with you all.

 

-Dennis Hoang

ThomMac
Member

Hello everyone I'm Thom McGuire one of the Owners of American Brewers Purveyors of Fine Mead and Beer.

We are a restart of a company that was let lapse by the previous owner.  

Though the company has been around since 2012 we purchased the company in 2019 and are just now getting things back into some sort of shape.  It's been an uphill battle but one that we are commited to see through to the end.

We are currently self funded and owe no money to anyone, which has made growth slower than we would like but is the reason we survived the shut down in Michigan where lots of the other breweries in the state have struggled or have closed thier doors.

I look forward to Elevate 2020 and what I can learn from the Masterclass.

alexis-amaral
Member

Hey Y'all! I'm Lexy - Growth Lead at Kudos. I'm typically located in NYC but am quarantining at my parents in Wilmington, NC. Our team builds tools that allow employers to easily support working parents! I'm looking forward to getting some fresh ideas for growth, make new connections and connect with folks who are passionate about improving the workplace for parents.  My favorite dessert is homemade chocolate chip cookies!

jennnickols
Participant

Hello Everyone - I'm Jennifer and I'm the founder of Trader Gypsy based in Olathe, Kansas.  If you have ever been to Disney and discovered the world of pin trading then Trader Gypsy is your perfect tool.  We are an online trading platform for Disney pins that allow traders to easily make trade offers with each other as well as identifying pins that traders are searching for to make a successful match.

 

I hope to learn more about inbound marketing to generate consistent growth.  Also to learn about immersive emails and how to use those to create a magical experience.

 

My favorite dessert has to be tiramisu from Portos Bakery in Burbank.

MedPath2020
Member

I'm Scott Cadora, the founder of Medicare Pathfinder.  We use data science to optimize Medicare operations for healthcare providers.  We're based in Atlanta, Georgia.  I'm looking forward to improving our marketing and sales methodlogies with Elevate.  

 

Favorite dessert is Mexican Chocolate Cake.

priyankayoga
Member

namaste (bow to the divine and light in you),

 

my name is priyanka

i moved to canada recently.

i was a yoga teacher in india for 9 years, and was planning on teaching here in canada however due to covid19 couldnt pursue it - so started to make yoga and meditation videos and offer them for free on my youtube channel.

i would like to INVITE everyone at ELEVATE to join my channel as i just uploaded  chair yoga and that will benefit alot of us who are working from home.

https://youtu.be/fv4DrEmC8Qk

(i upload every week) and am hoping to build subscribers for it...

my favorite desert is anything that has raspberries in it, whether its pie, icecream or even a salad...

if anyone is interested in a free zoom yoga session - let me know & i would be more than happy to set it up... all i need is one person who is interested 🙂

SerenityOasis
Member

Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Nyeesha D. Williams and I am the Owner of Serenity & Oasis. I am currently located in Los Angeles, Ca but I'm beginning to miss the east coast. Serenity Oasis is a consulting firm that assists women and women-owned businesses advance by creating personalized strategies and tactics to help them advance in the workforce. I hope to connect with as many other Elevaters (sorry, sounds so cool) as possible, and to learn how to scale and shift my small consulting firm into a coworking space.

 

Now...to what I've truly been waiting for... MY FAVORITE DESSERT...

 

Chocolate chip cookies and apple pie a la mode

elenamk
Member

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Elena, and I'm located in California.

 

I have type 1 diabetes and I've recently started a website with the goal to help other diabetics find the best diabetes-related/friendly products (books, supplies, bags, low-carb foods, etc) and resources, all recommended by other diabetics in the online community.

 

I'm excited to learn as much as I can to help spread the word about the website/my social pages and help as many people as possible!

 

My favorite dessert would have to be molten chocolate cake 🙂

 

www.betapantry.com

@betapantry (on FB/IG)

VideoMagic
Participant

Hi everyone. 

 

Michael O'Brien, based in Fairfax, VA outside of Washington, D.C.

VideoMagic uses highres video and machine learning to measure the structural integrity of bridges and other infrastructure assets. We are going to make our bridges safer.

 

I hope to get a wide range of tools from ELEVATE. I am a state and local lobbyist by profession and currenty advise several B2G startups. But it's my first time at the helm of a tech startup. So learning everything I can. Structure and fundraising are near the top of the list.

 

Favorite dessert? Brownies or maybe brownie sundaes. 

dannyhui
Member

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Danny **bleep** and I'm the founder of sameview - an online platform that helps families caring for children with disabilities to better manage and coordinate their care.

 

We're in Sydney, Australia and I started sameview based on my own family's experience in caring for my son who has complex healthcare needs. My aim is to support families like mine to be confident in working towards their goals.

 

I'm really excited to be a part of ELEVATE, there's so much I want to learn but top of my list is to improve our customer experience and acquisition. My goal is to reach our revenue target to be sustainable, so I can keep doing what I love which is to support families.

 

Looking forward to learning lots from this community.

 

mikejiang8
Member

Hello everyone! My name is Michael and I started the company Fitscovery. We are a marketplace platform for fitness discovery! We help fitness consumers and vendors discover each other and connect!

 

I used to work at Google for 7 years but I quit to start this company! We are currently based in the Philippines and I'm looking forward to the lessons from Elevate!

andrewemilzaki
Member

Hello ELEVATE family,

I'm Andrew Emil.

I'm from Cairo, Egypt.

My startup is called Gleee. We are a marketplace connecting the official media production distributors directly to content creators, so they can buy official gear with warranty and reduced prices.

I'm looking forwrad to learn more about marketing and get access to funding.

My favourate dessert is chocolate.

Raeisha
Member

Hello Everyone,

 

My name is Raeisha. I am a restauranteur who is venturing into creating food and beverage products. My company Heritage Tea & Beverages creates high-quality beverages using clean ingredients and natural flavors.

I am ready to learn how to elevate our business into the next level, how to engage and convert potential buyers, and to understand the fundraising process to begin our capital campaign.

I look forward to learning and growing with you'll.

Carta_Joh
Participant

Hi, I'm Johannon (Joh, like "Joe") from Carta Healthcare. We're in sunny San Mateo, just south of San Francisco. 

Our software-as-a-service is designed to automate and simplify the time-wasting manual tasks that lead to clinician burnout, and which have historically prevented hospitals from providing predictable patient journeys.

We joined Elevate to learn and share with other startups like you!

 

Affogato is my favorite indulgence 🙂

 

Folgers Coffee - Recipes - Vanilla Affogato

LightMynd
Participant

Hello everyone!  This is really exciting and I'm very humbled to be able to connect with so many amazing entrepreneurs!  Thank you @cpieri for this opportunity and Thank you to HubSpot for ELEVATE!  

 

My name is Joe Simons, Founder and CEO of a brand-new company just trying to get it's legs under them, Light Mynd!  We're just out of the idea/conceptualization phase and are working on our social media/web presence.  We're putting together wireframes and mockups over the next couple weeks and hope to have the website going by the middle of July.  

 

Light Mynd aims to deliver social-emotional learning content to 21st century K-12 students through the use of a web platform and VR w/biofeedback for measurable outcomes.  

 

I am located in Iowa, but I have a business associate in Des Moines, Iowa and another in Chicago, Illinois.  We've been collaborating remotely for a few months now and it's worked well for us.

 

I hope to get some amazing relationships out of ELEVATE and to learn a lot more!  I'm looking for mentors that have a solid knowledge in building an EdTech SAAS business, with contacts for fundraising as well.  Through our customer discovery interviews, what we're proposing is desperately needed and everyone loves the idea.  We've even got 3 school district superintendents ready to beta test once we have an MVP completed.

 

My favorite dessert would have to be anything milk chocolate.  I'm partial to Reese's peanut butter cups too!  

 

I look forward to connecting with everyone!

CarmineDiMaro
Participant

Hi everyone! Very excited to participate in the program and see what everyone is building. My name is Carmine Di Maro and I'm based out of Los Angeles.

 

My startup is a fully remote production studio for creating immersive experiences and original content for brands and other content buyers. I'm hoping to solidify an initial use case, define an MVP, and form a team to develop a prototype by the end of the program. Favorite dessert is Tiramisu 🍰 ️ 

 

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Eric_LabSports
Member

Hey everyone, 

 

My name is Eric, I'm one of the co-founders of Labrador Sports, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Currently just being operated by myself and a partner, we've built a series of web-based tools to allow sports coaches to better instruct their players away from practice. We currently support basketball and lacrosse.

 

We originally started this project as a hobby, but just prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, we saw pretty massive growth that have us taking the venture a bit more seriously. I'm especially interested in learning about early-stage funding opportunities. Our development and marketing efforts have been entirely cash bootstrapped, so I'd like to understand what our next set of potential moves look like.

 

Favorite Dessert: I like to keep it simple with Oreo cookies.

Mohamed_ameen
Participant

Hello everyone, 

I'm Mohamed Ameen, i'm the founder of TransPi transportation system in Iraq, TransPi is a ride-sharing mobile application that helps the college students in iraq to have a modern, safe and easy commute to their college and aiming to rebuild our rundown infrastructure. i'm here because i'm fascinated with marketing and gamification and i wanna take these skills to the next level with you, and, it's a great pleasure to know such a great envirnment and network. 

My favorite dessert is "Kataif" that's how we call it in Iraq :P, hoping to bring it to you all.

iamgav
Member

Hey guys! 

 

I am Gavriel, co-founder of Altimate Nutrition based in Singapore. My start-up, Altimate Nutrition aims to use alternative protein from cricket flour to produce tasty, nutritious and environmentally sustainable protein bars. 

 

Hope to learn more about fundraising, growth strategies for start-ups and content marketing strategy from ELEVATE.

 

My favourite dessert would be molten chocolate cake Smiley Very Happy

ravitol
Contributor

Hello All

My name is Ravi and I'm looking forward to collaborating with all of you over the next few weeks.    I am based in windy city - Chicago"

 

My company is a tech-startup that is focussed on the Internet of Things  (IoT)  and offers a B2B asset management platform to enable businesses to digitize and streamline their operations.  Our product "GeoTracker" is targeted for auto dealers so they can search and locate a car in the lot which enables sales people to serve their customer better.    Many auto dealers also offer a courtesey service loaner and our product streamlines the workflow by scanning the customers Drivers License, Insurance and tracking miles used,  tolls incurred, harsh-driving  etc. 

 

I am very keen on collaborating with the group on how to get traction during these times.   

My favorite dessert is "Kulfi" which is a a popular indian icecream. 

 

Cheers


Ravi