The Center for Sports Skills Measurement and Improvement (Center for Sports), a tenant of the SUNY Fredonia Technolo-gy Incubator, has been nominated to be among the "100 Best University Startups" as chosen by the National Council for Entre-preneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2).
According to Center for Sports Founder Kevin Morse, his is one of four companies nominated from the Western Region of New York. Of the 195 nominated companies, 100 will be chosen by NCET2 to present in the 2012 Virtual Showcases this month.
"Kevin has made a tremendous amount of progress moving his company forward," SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator Director Robert Fritzinger said. "He is a serious and professional leader, and The Center for Sports is an excellent candidate for The Showcase."
Selected university startups will present to investors in a two-hour weekly Virtual Showcase, with each company provided time to give a 10-minute live, online presentation. The top 10 scoring companies will be invited to the In-Person Showcase, March 22 at the University Startups Conference in Washington, D.C.
The University Startups Showcase is organized by NCET2, and supported by the National Venture Capital Association, Univ-ersity-Industry Demon-stration Project, Strategic Investors Forum, Mid-Atlantic Venture Associa-tion, International Busi-ness Forum and Global Corporate Venturing Group.
"I am honored to be chosen by the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator for the Showcase," Morse said. "This nomination is great recognition for The Center for Sports, the incubator and Chautauqua County."
The Center for Sports Skills Measurement and Improvement is the connection between student athletes, parents and coaches from all over the country.
The company helps athletes improve, parents stay informed, and coaches explore information on the nation's athletes, all in one place. The Center for Sports joined the incubator in July 2011.
The incubator offers its client entrepreneurs access to a unique facility, business resources, technology expertise as well as a range of highly qualified faculty, technology experts, business professionals and mentors. Research shows that businesses graduating from an incubator significantly increase their probability of long-term success. Companies typically spend two to three years in an incubator and then graduate when they meet milestones that allow them to operate independently and expand.
NCET2 is an organization of entrepreneurial universities creating and funding university start-ups, supporting entrepreneurship and providing entrepreneurial education. NCET2 connects investors, economic development organizations, public and private funds and tech transfer professionals in building communities of innovation at universities.
NCET2 provides an annual conference for innovation stakeholders to share experiences and create a constructive dialog on how to best work together.