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Tuesday – April 9, 2013
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky’s super business accelerator, UpTech, has launched its redesigned website, www.uptechideas.org, which was produced in partnership with Northern Kentucky University Center for Applied Informatics.
NKU students provided content and graphics for the new site, which features a rotating slider for photos and marketing messages, an animated company spotlight slider, a newsletter sign-up feature, a sponsor spotlight and a news section.
“It's been a privilege working with a community leader in innovation like UpTech,” said Matt Lemox, a student web specialist for CAI. “It has opened my eyes to see just how far a single idea can go and it's been a rewarding experience working with, and meeting, the technological needs of an organization of such high caliber.”
Tim Ferguson, chief information officer at NKU, said this type of collaboration is what the Center for Applied Informatics is all about. “We value our partnership with UpTech because it provides real-world experience for our students,” he said. “This experiential learning, coupled with the entrepreneurial ecosystem of UpTech, provides a recipe for success that is difficult to match.”
Students also added a live Twitter feed, photo galleries and an event calendar that is linked to Cintrifuse and provides a one-stop connection to all of the entrepreneurial events happening in the region.
“Our new website is a great place for people to get connected and find out what’s happening at UpTech,” said Amanda Greenwell, UpTech program manager. “The new site format gives us an opportunity to feature all of the community investors that have helped, and continue to help make our program successful.”
UpTech is a business informatics accelerator launched by several community investors, including Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, Northern Kentucky ezone, Northern Kentucky University and Vision 2015. The intense, six-month accelerator program started in June 2012 and through a series of programs, guides participant startups through areas of business development that range from marketing and fundraising to market research and pitching the company to both investors and clients. For more information on UpTech, visit www.uptechideas.org.
About the NKU Center for Applied Informatics
The Northern Kentucky University Center for Applied Informatics provides students extensive access to internships, cooperatives and experiential learning in a real world environment. Through the center, the university directly contributes to the development of the region and the commonwealth by connecting the best informatics students, professional staff and award-winning faculty versed in the latest research and industry best practices, with businesses and organizations seeking such expertise. This collaboration forms the building blocks of student academic success and business innovation both locally and world-wide.
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