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spot.launch

A bricks-and-clicks link for startups to access physical and professional resources for developing innovative business launches

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 2

Company Summary

spot.launch is a web-based service for startups to lease space within existing companies and connect to a central venture resource bank. Revenues are driven through company fees for lease services, site development contracts, and online ad sales. By addressing synergistic market demands for affordable space and consolidated information, spot.launch serves a niche role while gaining a significant share of the business development services market.

Team

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    Kyle Crawford
    Co-Founder

    Mr. Crawford launched and grew an organization at the age of 19 that by its second year was nationally distributing more than 2,500 books. He brings to spot.launch experience in system design and management, process redesign in the healthcare industry, as well as having published and presented on community and economic development. Mr. Crawford also serves in a strategic advisory role for two start-ups.

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    Joshua Childs
    Co-Founder

    Mr. Childs brings to spot.launch extensive experience in the policy arena. He has served as a lobbyist in Colorado and is currently associated with the Learning Policy Center at the University of Pittsburgh where he is pursuing a PhD. Mr. Childs will play the lead role in government affairs for spot.launch, including the build-out of the resource bank and advocating key legislation that will impact operations and growth strategies.

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    David Iwinski
    Growth and Operations Advisor

    David Iwinski currently serves as Managing Director of Jin Fu Consulting, a global merger and acquisitions and business advisory firm. Through Mr. Iwinski's role as CEO of multiple international corporations, including Pittsburgh-based Acusis. as well as hosting the radio show, The International Capitalist, Mr. Iwinski has developed a wealth of business development knowledge and an international network of leaders in a number of industries.

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    Rick Belloli
    Real Estate and Economic Development Advisor

    Rick Belloli currently serves as Principal of Civic Square, an economic development consulting firm. Prior to this role, he served as the Executive Director of South Side Local Development Corporation where he led the nationally recognized redevelopment of Pittsburgh’s South Side. Mr. Belloli brings substantial experience and relationships working with regional businesses and real estate firms.

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    Abe Taleb
    Contracts and Venture Advisor

    Abe Taleb is Managing Partner for Rework, a contract service enterprise with locations in Boulder, CO and Pittsburgh,PA. Mr. Taleb manages all Pittsburgh operations for the company and was responsible for rebranding the company after his company graduated from The Unreasonable Institute, an internationally recognized business development training.

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    Mary Frances Stotler
    Business Incubation Advisor

    Mary Frances Stotler has strong experience working to develop Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurial environment as Consultant to Pittsburgh Green Innovators. She now directs the sustainability division of a Boston-based engineering firm.

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    Justin Burdett
    Technology and Venture Advisor

    Justin Burdett is the former CEO of the AlphaLab venture Delirium. Mr. Burdett’s current role is Business Development Manager for local start-up Pikimal, where he manages the venture’s marketing and growth strategies. Mr. Burdett is strongly connected and well-respected in Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurial tech community.

Advisors

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    John Rothermel, Assistant General Counsel, EF Johnson Technologies
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Michael Sundo, Controller, TRCIL
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed