Virtual Portfolio Companies
Based on personal industry experience, this entrepreneur crafted a web-based compliance management application to administer ISO based quality, environmental and safety systems. The platform provides a simple, secure and effective solution to direct compliance programs in manufacturing, distribution and service organizations.
C4 Digital Media, Inc.
C4 Digital Media, Inc. has developed services and technology that will allow business-to-consumer (B2C) businesses and customers to move to a single, universal loyalty card which allows shoppers to receive quality promotional offers. It will also provide the B2C businesses with customer-specific sales information without the expense of having their own loyalty card.
Entrepreneurial Learning Institute
The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative offers interactive multi-media entrepreneurship education and corporate training programs not only for individuals, but organizations worldwide. Drawing on knowledge and experience gathered from a vibreant network of successful innovators and entrepreneurs,ELI offers a variety of education and training programs intended to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in classrooms, communities, and organizations.
FTi was formed in late 2002 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fireline, Inc. a producer of high-performance refractory ceramics and vacuum-formed ceramic fiber components. FTi has developed and is commercializing the TCON process which has a unique resistance to wear, impact, and corrosion that makes it advantageous for processors of molten metals. As a Virtual Portfolio Company, FTi benefits from YBI's Managed Cluster, extensive networking opportunities and support in pursuing technology funding and applications for technology integration.
Established in 1918 to produce bronze castings for the U.S. steel industry, M-7 has transformed itself to a state of the art manufacturing and R&D operation. With Youngstown State University as the primary collaborator, M-7 is lead commercial partner in the creation of The National Defense Center of Excellence in Industrial Metrology and 3 Dimensional Imaging Research. Funded by the Army Research Lab, this Center will evolve the application of digital data base technology and advanced measurements systems to improve efficiencies and productivity.
Started in December 2010, NuncSoft is engineering visualization, dashboard and Business Intelligence software for the government and legal markets. The company's products are expected to serve up relevant information more concisely and actionable, augmented by predictive and context-sensitive indicators to help enable better-informed decision making. NuncSoft's software is designed to leverage our clients' existing technology and data assets and will support current and emerging standards in the domains its products are used in. NuncSoft expects to deliver its tools on PCs, laptops, tablets, iPhone®, smartphones, iPad® and Android®-powered devices
R33 is a powerful communication processor — powerful because R33 accepts and utilizes most all forms of modern electronic communication. R33 is a "game-changing" technology that allows applications to succeed where they have previously failed because those applications were not agile enough.
SenSource, Inc. is an emerging leader of people and vehicle counting solutions for retail settings, industrial facilities, entertainment centers, cultural institutions, universities and government agencies. Established in 2002, it offers a variety of sensors to domestic and international clients, offering innovative solutions to monitor customer and vehicle traffic along with environmental sensing devices. Founders Joseph Varacalli and Kevin Stefko work with YBI to access a broad range of entrepreneurial services including YBI's Managed Cluster and resource network to continue the acceleration of their information technology-based venture.
Syncro Medical Innovations
Syncro has developed a unique magnetic feeding tube which can be guided through the pyloric sphincter and eliminates the need for fluoroscopy, endoscope, or medications. For the Gabriel Feeding Tube, the company has received grants from the U.S. Department of Defense and the State of Ohio's Third Frontier Program to assist in product refinement and commercialization.
Principal: George Freeze
Tri One provides reliable and easily maintainable inspection applications for a variety of industrial functions. Stand-alone vision systems are capable of providing many quality control and material sorting functions. When combined with robotics, data-tracking applications, and existing systems, however, vision systems are nearly unlimited in what they can provide. Sequence validation, product identification, material handling, inventory tracking, and defect analysis are only some of the possibilities.
Visualized Energy products monitor and display your electric, gas, and water consumption in real time, providing the data you need to manage your utility use to: conserve energy, reduce your carbon footprint, qualify for energy efficiency incentives, and save money.