YBI Main Facility
Tenants in this facility are in the incubating and market entry stages of development.
YBI developed the Taft Technology Center - a 30,000 sq. ft. technology building developed as a commercial property to house accelerated Portfolio Companies. Located next to YBI, it is currently the global headquarters of Turning Technologies, LLC. Under construction now is the Semple Building, a renovation project that will offer 18,000 sq. ft. for lease.
Physical Portfolio Companies
ERIS Medical Technologies
With a mission to become a market leader in the creation of software products that enable health care facilities to identify, correct, and manage missing revenue, ERIS Medical Technologies has developed a unique comprehensive charge capture solutions to improve healthcare providers' operating margins through identification of opportunities that improve a typical health systems' net patient revenue by 1- 3%. The company's principals, Kelly Bucci and Jennifer Wexler, worked closely with YBI staff as a Virtual Portfolio Company at least a year before locating operations at YBI in 2008.
Serial entrepreneur Craig Zamary is pursuing his passion for the environment with the creation of GreenEnergyTV.com. This online television channel is dedicated to educating viewers about the environment by promoting green, alternative and renewable energy options. The target audience includes businesses, educational institutions, organizations, and individuals for sharing innovative ideas for the use of cleaner and alternative energy options. Besides uploading and watching videos, viewers can shop for green products, search for green careers and catch the latest headlines.
Perkins Communications, Inc.
Perkins' extensive experience in the information technology field includes video, network and broadcast capabilities in addition to its expertise in developing unique applications for spam blocking, network protection, an interactive entertainment solution that interfaces with television, educational applications and an off-site data storage product.
The founders of Technagroup have developed a customizable, web-based solution for total content and process task management system that can be adapted to almost any industry. With an ability to "tag" information and rich profiling functionality, it allows for easy storage, retrieval and creation of content.
Turning Technologies LLC
Started at YBI in 2001, Turning Technologies has grown into a global leader in interactive responses systems and is now a commercial tenant of YBI, with its global headquarters at the Taft Technology Center. Turning develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware development techniques available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience and student response. In 2007, Inc. Magazine ranked Turning as the fastest growing privately held software company in the US. Mike Broderick, CEO, states "I couldn't have gotten off the ground without my mentor, Jim Cossler, entrepreneurial expert at YBI. He's been a champion of ours and a mentor to me since our founding."
via680 started with its very big idea, redefining your email inbox, in the YBI Inspire Lab. It didn't take long for their leadership team to validate their hypothesis, build a prototype solution and venture out to market — today via680 boasts a growing customer base and rapidly building business momentum. Ving sets the new standard for day-to-day web-based communication, creating a unique connection to customers and colleagues — enabling users to deliver interactive messages with dynamic data capture 7 days a week 24 hours a day. While many systems we use to communicate with over the web leave us wondering — i.e. send email or voice mail then wait for response, wonder if they've received it, understand it. Ving does the opposite; it is designed to tell you exactly what you need to know about managing your customer, your risk and your team. Ving is Web Messaging 2.0
Visual Impact Imaging
Visual Impact Imaging established its operations at YBI in 2008, after a year of being an YBI Virtual Portfolio Company. Anne Behner, president of VII, is a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. With no technical background in information technology, she still recognized the need for an application to meld traditional drafting methodology with the efficiency of technology. VII's EARTHSCAPES software is compatible with Corel, creating the most advanced technological tools, user-friendly interface and allowing landscape designers to transform their ideas into professional results.
Zethus Software was established by two technical software engineers initially focused on grid/cloud computing. With the assistance of YBI, it attracted a successful local technology entrepreneur with ties to the Silicon Valley to lead the company and refocus on a unique, proprietary and secure document management and storage solution that enables the cost effective administration of documents, security, and data storage. Cumulus: :DM combines features that are currently not available or are only found in separate, expensive and large-scale products. Its underlying technology is termed cumulus: :Quorum that innately and efficiently permits these features to coherently exist.