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GlobalFit – Health & Wellness Technology

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GLOBALFIT

GLOBALFIT’S HEALTH AND WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS ACCELERATE WELLNESS PROGRAM ENGAGEMENT, LEADING TO IMPROVED POPULATION HEALTH.

With over 25 years in the corporate wellness space, GlobalFit is built on innovation and thrives on progress. Over 70 million people have access to GlobalFit solutions as part of their worksite wellness program or health plan. GlobalFit currently offers four primary solutions under the brand’s umbrella: Gym Network 360, GlobalFit Rewards, WalkMyMind, and GlobalFit Anywhere, the newest addition to the company’s suite of solutions.

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GlobalFit connects wellness with rewards through its GlobalFit Rewards and Gym Network 360 platforms. GlobalFit Rewards is an innovative reimbursement platform that combines gym reimbursement, real-time gym check-in, wearable integration, and activity tracking to deliver maximum engagement in a simple, flexible, cloudbased solution. Today, GlobalFit Rewards clients include some of the nation’s largest health plans and large international corporations. GlobalFit Rewards currently has 2.5 million eligible participants and paid out nearly $5 million in reimbursement dollars last year. GlobalFit’s Gym Network 360 platform offers a comprehensive suite of programs and products with a focus on the essential components of wellness: exercise, eating, and education. Gym Network 360 participants gain access to exclusive pricing with some of the biggest brands in nutrition, fitness, and wellness. Currently, GlobalFit’s Gym Network 360 solution offers access to 9,000+ fitness facilities including national chains such as 24-Hour Fitness, Curves, and Anytime Fitness. Gym Network 360 averages 3.9 million annual website visits from consumers pursuing a fit and healthy lifestyle.

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In the Spring of 2018, GlobalFit acquired majority stake of WalkMyMind, a mobile application founded by CEO Diana Liberto, that delivers a holistic approach to wellness by connecting the physical, mental, and emotional health of its users. The platform fosters walking, learning, listening, and community through “walkcasts,” audio podcasts that the user hears while in motion. WalkMyMind combines the physical health benefits of walking or running with the mental stimulation of audio podcasts curated from great thinkers, inspiring educators, and best-selling authors.

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New to the GlobalFit suite of solutions as of Fall 2018 is GlobalFit Anywhere, the first app connecting users to studios, gyms, and trainers using dynamic pricing. This app was developed in response to employer and insurer requests for a more contemporary and flexible fitness benefit that allows users to make á la carte purchases across multiple brands on one platform. GlobalFit Anywhere’s dynamic pricing algorithm analyzes supply and demand and rebalances prices to give the consumer the best possible price. Users can pay as they go, with no cancellation fees or monthly membership. This platform gives the flexibility to book a workout according to goals, location, activity preferences, and budget.

Current GlobalFit clients include Aetna, Independence Blue Cross, Johnson & Johnson, Kohl’s, Jessica Alba’s Honest Company, Priceline.com, Booking.com, and many more. Tony Frick joined GlobalFit as President and CEO of the company in 2017 and has led his team towards exponential growth. Under his leadership, GlobalFit has rapidly increased its partnerships with fitness industry leaders, and the GlobalFit Rewards program has grown its customer base by over 70% and has experienced 30%+ revenue growth year-over-year.

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1880 John F.Kennedy Blvd. Suite 1910
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email: customerservices@globalfit.com
Phone: 1 – (800) 294 1500
facebook: @GlobalFit
twitter: @globalfit
linkedin: in/globalfit/
www.globalfit.com

CoachTheWorld – Your Global Marketplace for Experts and Influencers

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COACH THE WORLD

Your global marketplace for experts and influencers

CoachTheWorld (CTW) is a virtual coaching platform. CTW brings together people who need support with the experts and influencers who can provide it, connecting them instantly.

Our software matches users with experts based on specific user needs, not geographic proximity, allowing users to find the very best fit for their needs.

Coaching sessions can be booked and take place 24/7 through our platform, utilizing video chat through our app or desktop web browsers. Coaches can exponentially increase their client base by earning potential clients and streamlining their services with our booking, payment, and chat integration.

In the past, you looked through the internet jungle to find help in solving a problem or finding answers. Do you remember the time when you were trying to find a solution to your serious problems and challenges by looking on the internet – then finally trying to get in touch with a human being and waiting for a response? This was your reality, and that is why we created a solution to this, with CoachTheWorld or in short CTW.

Our Vision

We provide the ultimate place for people from all over the world to connect and help each other by selling and buying the most essential service in the world, KNOW-HOW.

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What is CoachTheWorld?

CTW is a platform or marketplace that:
• enables clients to find the best coach for their problem without geographic limitation
• provides a stable online workplace for coaches, including automation of invoicing and payments
• enables coaches to coach worldwide whenever they want
• offers superior technology for every topic
• allows buying and selling knowledge with your category of choice
• promotes life coaching, business coaching and influencers

Your daily marketplace for knowledge and experience:
• Visual display of real-time availability
• Minimal administration effort for coaches due to enhancing your account system
• State-of-the-art whiteboard and share-screen/video chat service, single or in group
• Virtual Workplace (Cockpit/Dashboard) for Coaches
• Rating system to secure quality and to encourage users to become coaches
• Your new online office
• The dream of working from back home to every area in the world
• Selling your ideas, your hobbies, your knowledge

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Our Team is promoting out of Tampa

We are an innovative, international mixed, future-oriented team who cares about people. Helping, finding solutions, education, and know-how – this is the focus of CoachTheWorld.

Benefits for experts and those seeking expertise:

• Secure; privacy, discretion, and security with no personal contact information in your own virtual space
• Streamlined; integrated video/communication channels offer a “virtual office”
• Accessible; online, international reach with multilingual experts
• Trustworthy; peer rating system for experts, influencers, and customers
• Free for Experts; CTW charges no monthly fees and no subscriptions for services offered
• Experts; can set their own rates
• Seekers; can choose every type of expert, for whatever knowledge they seek and what they’re willing to pay on a pay-as-you-go basis
• Rewarding; delivers new clients to Experts without Experts having to source them
• Cost-effective; no need for physical office space by using CTW’s online office portal for consultations
• Convenient; open 24/7, both Experts and Seekers can choose their own time and virtual space
• Flexible Availability; timeslots from 15 minutes upwards

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Email: info@coachtheworld.com
facebook: @coachthestars
instagram: @coachtheworld
youtube: @coachtheworld
twitter: @coachtheworld_

Keriton – Breast Milk is Liquid Gold, Especially for NICU Babies

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ELEVATOR PITCH

Breast milk is liquid gold, especially for NICU babies. The current state of breast milk management at a hospital is extremely manual, time-intensive, error-prone, lacks real-time analytics and does not solve the baseline problem of helping mothers pump more breast milk while being away from their babies. With an innovative Software-as-a-Service approach, the Keriton Kare platform solves every single one of those problems. Keriton Kare is a state-of-the-art breast milk management, lactation analytics and patient engagement platform for the NICUs. Co-innovated with Penn Medicine nurses, for nurses, the platform significantly improves process efficiency, saving critical nurse time and reducing errors. With built-in real-time analytics, lactation consultants can proactively counsel struggling mothers, instead of reacting when it is too late. With automated notifications and text/audio/visual patient engagement solutions, the platform also notably enhances the pumping experience for mothers, resulting in improved pumping adherence and outcomes.

OUR STORY

Keriton was born at the University of Pennsylvania in Spring 2016, where nurses from Penn Medicine shared the multi-faceted problem of breast milk management & tracking at the world’s largest hackathon – PennApps. Keriton’s founder had personally witnessed the scenario 5 years back when his sister had a preterm delivery, and his nephew was admitted to the NICU for 3 weeks. He decided to fix the problem, and his proposed solution at the hackathon won 2nd prize. Post that victory, Keriton was incorporated in 40 days and made its mission to improve the state of breast milk management across NICUs in the US.

Keriton was incubated under DreamIt ventures, a top 10 digital health accelerator in the world, right from its inception. With financial support from DreamIt, Penn Medicine, AmeriHealth, Wharton, and Dorm Room Fund, Keriton incorporated in March 2016. Keriton has since been continuously working with the clinicians at Penn Medicine and have conducted several design thinking and user feedback sessions with them. The Keriton suite was launched in April 2017 and announced as Generally Available (GA) in August 2017.

The Keriton team spent countless hours in the NICU, listening to nurses, observing them go through the workflows, speaking with mothers and eventually running design thinking sessions with the several stakeholders to ensure that an ideal solution is devised for this extremely complicated problem. The feedback thus far has been extremely positive – “This is the best NICU invention ever!” – NICU Nurse; or “Thank you so much for building this, this is perfect!” – NICU Mom. The Keriton Kare platform is showing phenomenal results in improving quality of care, reducing costs and improving patient and clinician satisfaction.

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MEET OUR TEAM

CEO – Rich Mager 
An entrepreneurial leader with executive experience in industry sectors including pharmaceutical business services and business consulting services. Operational oversight of diverse delivery teams in multiple global geographies. Successful acquisition and integration experience. Extensive experience in strategic planning, operational effectiveness, change management, and technology implementation.

• Experience with IT consulting services (Accenture) in pharmaceutical sales force automation and financial services.
• Progressive leadership experience in pharmaceutical specialty services (Bracket) in project delivery/client services and gross profit management.
• Cloud based life sciences SaaS configuration and support (Veeva).

Clinical Director – Kelley Karp, MSN, BS RN 
An administrative leader of nursing for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Successful development and implementation of 24/7 operations improvements and oversight of neonatal critical care unit. Extensive experience in strategic planning, clinical, safety and administrative program development, and implementation, as well as budgetary management and staff development.

• 15 years of nursing experience at the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania).
• Experience as Nurse Manager of the NICU with the direction of 100+ staff members.

Founder – Vidur S. Bhatnagar 
Experienced technologist with expertise in building process-oriented B2B workflow solutions, visualization/dashboard products, advanced analytics platforms. etc. Passionate advocate of design thinking.

• BS (CS), MBA (HR), MS (Robotics) University of Pennsylvania (Leave of Absence).
• Former SAP Fellow (Global). 

The team further consists of Sales, Clinical Subject Matter Experts, Software & Quality Engineers, and Data Scientist.

MILESTONES

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• Series A Preferred Stock Financing – September 2018
• Healthcare Innovator Award – Philadelphia Business Journal – September 2018
• Gold Stevie Award 2018 – TechStartup of the Year (Software) – May 2018
• Vizient top performers to Penn Medicine for the use of Keriton – May 2018
• Medcity Invest Pitch competition – May 2018
• Winning America’s most unique small business award by Paychex – Jan 2018
• Recognized as Top 10 Philly Startups to Watch in 2018 by realList Technical. ly – Jan 2018
• Winning Startup of the Year award, PHL Geek Awards – August 2017

• Getting selected as the Finalists at Stellar Startup Awards, Philadelphia – July 2017
• Securing a 3-year contract with Penn Medicine – August 2017
• Launching Keriton Kare platform for NICU feeding management, lactation analytics and patient engagement at Penn Medicine – April 2017
• Achieving HIPAA compliance for the Keriton Kare platform – April 2017
• Winning Impact Pediatrics Pitch Competition at South by South by West (SXSW), judged and sponsored by 8 leading US children’s hospital – March 2017
• Raising $1.1 Million in venture capital funding – February 2017
• Securing a spot at DreamIt Health Incubator (rated Top 10 Incubator in the world) – March 2016
• Winning the 2nd prize at PennApps (World’s Largest Hackathon) – January 2016

Keriton Inc.
1608 Walnut St., Suite 1200,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email: info@keriton.com
www.keriton.com

MyArea Network – 407area.com

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YOUR DIGITAL CONNECTION FOR EVERYTHING HAPPENING IN YOUR LOCAL AREA.

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With the inspired vision of CEO Scott Conlon, MyArea Network has become a fast-growing digital media and tech company with a mission to connect people to their local community. Beginning with 813area.com and based in Tampa, the local connection concept using local influencers to connect businesses and people in their community has continued to grow with 150 live local sites all over the country and the opening of the Orlando market office in 2016.

407area.com/MyArea Network is a full-service media and marketing company that helps local businesses of any size attain visibility in their community. Through multi-channel media platforms, technology solutions, and online and offline marketing services.

“There are so many great local businesses that don’t get the attention they deserve. We wanted to develop a platform and solutions that would help more people find those businesses,” explains founder and CEO, Scott Conlon.

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Over the last few years 407area.com, MyArea Network’s first official market expansion has flourished providing a source for locals and businesses with the onboarding of their first official Area Manager, LeeAnn Huntoon.

After graduating LeeAnn Huntoon accepted an entry level position with a major corporation and after ten years of climbing the corporate ladder she hit the ceiling and decided it was time to move on and pursue her passion. After a few months of freelance writing, she began working for a digital marketing company in Downtown Orlando and quickly became the content manager for the company’s two local entertainment websites. Her success and determination caught the eye of MyArea Network and when it was time to open the Orlando office she was asked to come on board to build and grow
the 407area market.

“We are so much more than a marketing agency or a website. 407area.com and the 150 other live sites including 813, 727, 386, 321, and 305 in Florida alone is a community and your local connection to anything and everything that’s happening in your area. Not only are we the local source for things do to, nightlife, dining, and local sports, we also bridge the gap between the businesses in the area and their targeted audience,” states 407area Content Manager/ Digital Marketing Director, LeeAnn Huntoon.

With the assistance of the main office in Tampa and the Orlando Digital Content Associate, Chris McShane, 407area.com has become the leading source for local residents and visitors to find the best things to see, eat, and do in Orlando.

The site offers more than just a directory for businesses and upcoming events. 407area.com and the additional sites within the MyArea Network family produce relevant and organic article content that is highly ranked on Google. Each article is written by locals who live in the area providing readers with first-hand experiences and suggestions similar to reaching out to a trusted friend who lives in the area. 407area.com has become a trusted source in Orlando combining local and social and providing everyone with the opportunity to live like a local no matter where they are.

To learn more about MyArea Network and the Orlando area Chris McShane – Digital Content Associate subscribe to 407area.com and connect to your community.

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407area Office (Downtown Orlando)
25 Wall St. Suite #11
Orlando, FL. 32801

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www.407area.com
Digital Marketing Services:
www.myareanetwork.com

Mercury Cash – a Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

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ELEVATOR PITCH

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Mercury Cash is a company born two years
ago, with the vision of becoming the leader in the electronic money institution
field, starting as a Cryptocurrency Trading Platform.

OUR STORY

Mercury Cash Wallet is a live hosted wallet solution with a current customer base of 8,000+ users and allows for the real-time liquidation and transfer between cryptocurrency and fiat assets seamlessly and intuitively. The Mercury Cash Wallet is available to download on iOS and Android devices and provides the ability to link a bank account, credit or debit card to be able to convert digital currency to and from US Dollars.

Mercury Cash raises the compliance bar by ensuring that we are fully licensed and certified, being one of the first to register as a Money Transmitter through Florida’s Office of Finance Regulation and Money Services Business through the US Department of the Treasury. Mercury Cash looking to 30+ states in the United States in the near future. In addition, Mercury Cash’s advanced roadmap includes becoming an Electronic Money Institution (EMI/eMoney) under the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority, allowing for legal operations in the 23 states that comprise the European Economic Area. Mercury cash is already correctly incorporated in UK looking very soon to start operation with EUR pair.

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Mercury cash started the registration process to become an SEC-registered FINRA Member Broker-Dealer and a registered-and-licensed Alternative Trading System (ATS) with the idea to cover the market need of Florida and LATAM for securities.

Mercury Cash founders and team members have been working together since 2008 and come from a wide range of backgrounds and a variety of industries. The team’s vision of the future utilizing innovations and new technologies produced the evolution of their ideas to improve the world economy. Our staff is our biggest asset, but our customers, clients, and vendors are at thecore of all our ideas and decisions.

The tokenization of the market is revolutionizing the financial industry. The company has launched its own token, MCEX. These tokens represent units of ownership or equity securities. This is the same concept as units of an LLC or shares of a corporation.

106 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-483-4057
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www.mercury.cash

Graphite GTC – No-Code Application Development

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PHILADELPHIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN A HUB FOR INNOVATION. FROM THE “INVENTION” OF THE US REPUBLIC TO STREETLIGHTS, REVOLVING DOORS, AND THE FIRST COMPUTER (ENIAC), THE SPIRIT OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CONTINUES TO SPUR THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

Today, the Philadelphia region boasts some of the leading companies in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) and Low-Code/No-Code Development. One such company is Graphite GTC.

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Graphite GTC was founded in Philadelphia, in 2012 by two lifelong friends who started their careers sharing a cubicle in 1993 and developed a shared vision. Chris Gali and Chris Doggett’s vision was to reduce software development time and not sacrifice quality. They started their partnership, out of their homes, in 1998 with the creation of their first company, AdminServer. Later moving into office space near the Philadelphia Airport, they grew the company steadily for 10 years, eventually garnering the attention of Oracle  corporation, which acquired AdminServer for $125M in 2008.

During “the Chris’” non-compete period, they turned their attention to Philadelphia eateries starting the nationally acclaimed “Franklin Mortgage and Investment, a speakeasy” and the “Upstairs at the Franklin, a tiki bar” in Rittenhouse Square. Having successfully created a software development platform that produced high-quality code, they then focused on removing friction between software developers and business users to create a seamless development experience.

During their AdminServer days, they identified recurring pain points in software development methods adopted as an industry “standard”. These methods are a frustrating iterative process where corporate IT creates requirements in a silo, developers create an application in a silo, and then the application is critiqued and edited in a silo. This process repeats until requirements are finally met, or funding is exhausted. Gali and Doggett believed a collaborative, integrated process could efficiently replace the iterative process, and produce better results, faster.

Graphite GTC was founded in 2012, again in Philadelphia, to address these pain points. Gali and Doggett set out to create a platform that would actively foster collaboration between business users and IT, developing an enterprise application with uncompromising quality. Not surprisingly, one of the outcomes was a vast reduction in time to market. The Graphite GTC team of engineers and business professionals spent several years designing and crafting Graphite Studio. By 2015 the platform was ready for the market. This innovative platform is a thoughtful and complete graphical development environment designed to give customers a better approach to delivering and developing the best web applications.

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By using shapes, Graphite Studio enables users to create complex back-end processes through the use of easy to understand flowcharts. Eliminating the need for multiple complex languages in the development process, Graphite Studio opens the doors for collaboration between IT and business users. Graphite Studio benefits have been proven to provide lower cost development, delivered in a shorter time frame with industry-leading reliability and security.

Now located in Bryn Mawr, PA, just outside of Philadelphia, Graphite GTC continues to foster innovation and continuously improve their product. Graphite GTC currently works with Systems Integrators, Commercial Organizations, and Regulated Industries to provide them with the innovation and benefits of Graphite Studio.

1022 East Lancaster Ave.,
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 215.395.6311
www.graphitegtc.com

HANEKE DESIGN – Our Mission is to Create Digital Experiences that Amaze and Delight

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HANEKE DESIGN

Haneke Design is a custom software development company focused on delivering user-centered solutions for connected devices. Our core services center on iOS and Android mobile application design and development and website/web application design and development.

Haneke Design has been designing and developing mobile applications when the iOS and Android platforms were first made available and has been designing interactive digital user experiences for the web for over fifteen years. The Haneke Design team is comprised of a cohesive creative and dedicated group of designers, developers, and project managers all collaborating in our downtown Tampa office.

Our mission is to create digital experiences that amaze and delight

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Haneke Design, started in 2002 by Jody Haneke as an interactive design agency, was designing for desktops and mobile phones, pre-iPhone. THink back to the early days of browsing the Internet on your Motorola Razor; the challenge of deigning for these different screen sizes was the Wild West of mobile design. But with this challenge, came the realization that mobile was the next frontier in all things tech. We thought, “If it’s this hard, it’s definitely worth something.” When Haneke Design began, we were designing for the screen, but not physically building the back-end development.

Since the shift from being an interactive design-focused firm to a full-stack development house, we aim to use the latest technologies and expand our services based on the needs of our clients and community.

We have expanded to creating mobile apps, websites, and custom digital solutions. In all industries, but especially in the tech space, being ahead of the curve is critical to a company’s success. The goal is to stay in Tampa and be technology company that thrives in this unique market.

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When you are a tech company outside of the major industry hubs like California or New York, you automatically face an uphill climb, but we have fought to put Tampa on the map for this type of work. The first challenge is finding good talent. There were years where finding developers was nearly impossible in Tampa. But now with Tampa being a hub for young people, facilitated by our wonderful universities and local coding academies, the tide is turning for our city.

When we create these digital experiences, they should be as delightful as possible, easy to use, and become a part of the user’s day-to-day life.

Our office culture is very unique in that our employees are highly motivated by their work. At Haneke Design, we keep our employees on their toes by the type of work we bring through the pipeline.

We like to keep a variety of clients. Our client base ranges from start-up companies, to small to medium sized organizations, all the way to Fortune 500 companies. This allows our designers and developers the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and motivates them to always continue learning and pushing their comfort zone.

Our goal is for everyone in the organization to become a mentor in a specific subject or technical skill. We will support the training and materials they require to become an expert in the discipline they’ve chosen. In return, each mentor will become the agency’s go-to resource that topic, responsible for educating and assisting colleagues as needed.

As we grow to become a nationally recognized company, it is so important that we stay in Tampa to achieve this mission. We are just one piece of the up-and-coming tech companies in the Tampa Bay area. We are all working together towards a day when someone asks about getting quality technology, and the answer they get is: ” You need a mobile? Oh, Tampa is the place for that”.

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Phone: 813-605-3586

Haneke Design, 306 East Tyler St. 3rd FL

Tampa, FL 33602

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HANEKE DESIGN – ONE WORLD EXPLORER

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ONE WORLD EXPLORER

The One World Explorer iPad application is an interactive tablet experience created for visitors to the new One World Trade Center in New York. The One World Observatory, on the 101st floor of the tallest building in the western hemisphere, includes various interactive and innovative technologies, immersing visitors in an informative and engaging environment where they can experience New York City like never before.

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Haneke Design was asked to create a unique, interactive iPad experience for guests and a profitable offering for the client. Guests can rent the customized iPads, preloaded with Haneke Design’s application, to orient themselves with the city and take virtual helicopter tours of over 40 New York landmarks.

THE REQUIREMENT

The One World Observatory Explorer iPad application was one of Haneke Design’s most challenging app development projects to date. It had to be embraced by an extremely diverse group of visitors of all ages, interests, education, and language backgrounds, during the day and at night, and provide a 360-degree view of the New York City skyline in clear weather, as well as fog, rain, and other poor visibility conditions.

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“This is by far the most exciting and emotionally meaningful mobile app project we’ve ever created,” said Jody Haneke, president of Haneke Design and a New Jersey native. “It’s an honor for my team and me to have the opportunity to design and develop the One World Explorer app and bring New York City’s skyline and rich history to life for today’s visitors.”

OUR SOLUTION

The team devised a solution that would give visitors the ability to explore over 40 points of interest as they strolled around the observation deck. 

As opposed to pure augmented reality, using a 360-degree panorama shot during peak visibility allows visitors to see a pristine view, regardless of the weather conditions outside. Adding to the immersive experience is a digital video shot from a helicopter flown from the tower to each of the points of interest.

To create a heightened sensory experience, the Explorer app includes a 3D sound engine capable of providing binaural audio. The sound engine can adjust sounds based on the viewer’s orientation in order to manage and maintain a rich audio landscape within limited device memory.

As the visitor scans the city below with the iPad Explorer app, the app automatically implements an algorithm for accurately calibrating the view in the display with the direction the tablet is pointing, thus maintaining a high level of accuracy.  As points of interest pop up in the frame’s panoramic view, they’re highlighted, and with the tap of a finger, visitors ‘fly’ into the locations for a closer look, via virtual helicopter tours narrated by famed American novelist Jay McInerney.

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THE RESULTS

Client Joel Baumwoll, CEO of One World Explorer Productions, was extremely satisfied with the final product. “Haneke Design worked with us from the inception of this project,” he said. “Their user interface is excellent, and the application program functions beautifully. They brought creativity and technical expertise to the table at the highest level.  I could not have asked for a better partner on this important and highly visible project than the Haneke team.”

The One World Explorer app can be experienced exclusively at the One World Trade Center Observatory. In the first summer, over 100,000 visitors rented iPads preloaded with the Explorer app for $15, and it continues to be a hit with visitors on top of New York City’s most iconic new building.

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Phone: 813-605-3586

Haneke Design, 306 East Tyler St. 3rd Fl

Tampa, Fl 33602

www.hanekedesign.com

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@HanekeDesign

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SCRIPT – Field Trips Have Never Been So Easy…

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Field trips have never been this easy...

At long last, the outdated process of hand signing permission slips (and relying on children to deliver them) is coming to an end. The signature and payment processes for all communications between parents and teachers can now be digitized. And if you’re thinking, “Surely there was a way to do that already,” you’re not alone.

Aaron White and Patrick Cahill knew they had hit on a business opportunity when they realized how much time and money was wasted or unaccounted for at schools in the Tampa Bay area. It didn’t take more than a couple looks at stacks of coffee stained papers and receipts for them to start thinking, “There’s got to be a way to digitize this that works for educational institutions.”

But there wasn’t. So they started building it.

With no former experience in entrepreneurial startups, they began working on a web-based application to help solve the problem. Soon after, they turned to John Legg, a charter school administrator,to provide strategic expertise and business development knowledge. John quickly became an integral member of the team, which at this point had a name: Script.

As work on the first version of Script began, the team began to fire on all cylinders. Aaron’s background in IT systems management and UI/UX design complimented Patrick’s experience as an enterprise software engineer in the finance and healthcare industries. John, a former Florida State Senator and Chairman of Education for the state of Florida, provided key insights from his two decades of experience in educational administration and 12 year stint in the Florida legislature.

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By spring of 2016, the first version of the Script mobile app was ready to launch.

In the app, users could create, manage, approve, sign, and pay for school trips. What used to take 3 weeks now took no more than a few minutes.It was beta tested in local charter schools and soon institutions nationwide were signing on for the 2017 school year.

But that’s only the beginning of the story. Script’s latest release includes a storefront for teachers and administrators, so parents can pay for things like tuition and yearbooks, in addition to field trips. They can even round up their student’s costs to help pay for students whose families can’t afford to participate. Onward and upward!

Script was recently accepted into the Tampa Bay WaVe, a nonprofit accelerator program that gives resources to the most cutting edge startups in the Bay Area. And with a growing client base and an unmatched product, the team plans to continue scaling, growing, and encouraging innovation in education for years to come.

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TITLETAP – HELPING REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS CLOSE FASTER

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TITLETAP

BOTH ALUMNI FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA MASTERS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM, DEAN COLLURA AND ELIOT DILL LAUNCHED TITLETAP IN 2013 WITH A MOBILE APP TO HELP REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS CLOSE FASTER. 

TitleTap - DEAN COLLURA AND ELIOT DILL

Fast forward four years and TitleTap has grown into a robust online marketing platform specifically tuned for Real Estate Attorneys and Title Agents with five solution pillars including secure websites, email marketing, video marketing, social media management and mobile apps.  Currently with 12 on staff, hundreds of customers nationwide, TitleTap has helped facilitate thousands of real estate transactions across the country.

“All too often a gap exists with what a customer experiences when they walk into a real estate attorney or title agent’s office compared to what the customer sees online about the business.  Typically the office setting will be professional, engaging and overall a warm experience which is contrary to the experience viewers usually have when researching the business online.

Since first impressions are significant, and the majority of those first impressions happen online, our mission is to close the gap.  A dynamic online presence opens the door to new relationships, builds trust and ultimately helps generate business opportunities and that is exactly what TitleTap helps our customers do,” Collura said.

Passionate about the customer experience, the two have created a business culture with their team that encourages personal growth, account ownership, communication and autonomy. 

“Our team is incredible. For most requests, the team member across the line is able to deliver a resolution without bouncing the customer across the organization.  We also communicate with them often and our customers love that,” added Dill. 

In addition to holding their team and customers in high regard, Dean and Eliot are both family men and work hard to balance the demands of their business with being present at home. 

“The ability to be plugged in at home and create experiences that fill the cup is a huge driver for why we set out to be entrepreneurs, it is very important to us and one that we carefully continue to balance as our business grows. Knowing that years down the road our kids and spouses can look back with a smile having watched us grow something from the ground up that wasn’t at their expense, makes all the difference in the world,” they both stated.

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