Jason Dettbarn, School of Computing and Information Sciences alumni, introduced a business that he developed in collaboration with a senior design course. His team includes several former students, now alumni, who worked with him on the project and are currently employed at the company. Started in 2014, Addigy provides a cloud-based IT management platform for Mac computers and is already profitable. Dettbarn’s request for $950,000 was met with a promising response from Howard Lubert of Keiretsu Forum, “If the numbers are right, we’ll fund you.”
StartUP FIU is an Accelerator program that is for FIU students, faculty and early-stage startup entrepreneurs in South Florida. They help to create and grow traditional companies, high-tech ventures, and social enterprises.