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written by Jane Zitomer
YEC Companies Announce Exciting New Launches and Developments
In this YEC news roundup, see which members have recently received awards in recognition of their achievements.
Whether it was building a new website or putting the finishing touches on a product, our members have been busy. Take a look at the accomplishments they have received within the last few months.
Sokikom Was Invited to The White House to Receive the 2016 Tibbetts Award
Snehal Patel’s company Sokikom was recently invited to The White House to receive the 2016 Tibbetts award, an annual recognition of high-performing organizations funded by the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs. Sokikom is an online, collaborative math program. Read more about the honor, here.
Huemor Launches Their New Website
Jeff Gapinski’s company Huemor launched their new 2017 agency website. The new site, which continues the shop’s long tradition of space-themed branding, features more visual messaging, more interactive calls to action and content areas that allow users to move at their own pace, and reimagined visuals that challenged the company’s designers and developers.“I truly feel the website is an amazing representation of not only our capabilities but who we are as a company right now,” says Jeff Gapinski, Co-Founder and CCO of Huemor. The site was nominated for the “Best Home Page Design” award for the 2017 Webby Awards.
Rova Introduces Their New Agency SOW Configurator
Joe Olsen’s company Rova launched an Agency SOW Configurator, a tool for New Business and Client Services/Account teams to use at the outset of every agency project as a means of providing a clear and consistent path to profitability. After months of being passed around among agency friends via email and Dropbox, they’ve formally shared it as a free resource for all agencies to use. The Configurator serves as an agency’s go-to tool when negotiating with the client and the internal team to establish a SOW that accomplishes the established goals, objectives and success metrics. On top of that, the Configurator provides the ability to manage vendors and sales markup.
“There’s a lot to consider when running an agency but, like any sales and service organization, one of the most important aspects is clear and consistent definition and delivery of service. Seemingly simple, it’s actually very complex with significant implications on the quality of work, profitability of effort, and the psyche of both agency and client teams.” says Olsen. “Considering the very bespoke nature to which agencies deliver services, it’s challenging to distil everything into a basic calculation, but that’s what’s necessary. At Rova, we prioritize results over activity (it is our name after all) and feel tools like this help agencies connect their activity to results, while empowering their teams to create strategic relationships and drive organic agency growth.”
LawnGuru Expands to the Metro Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Markets
Jasnik Parmar’s company LawnGuru enters seven new markets this spring. With the app, customers can use simple mapping tools to trace out their property. Once a user has created their account, they can request service with a few simple taps. Customers are then connected with the best provider for the job. Mowing service can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or as one-time cuts. Customers can also easily skip, pause or cancel from within the LawnGuru app at any time.
“We’re really excited to be expanding the LawnGuru platform to these seven additional markets. We’ve already had hundreds of local service providers join the platform from each of these cities and homeowners have been inquiring regarding our expansion plans for a while.” says co-founder Skye Durrant.
Perfect Search Media Partners With Higher Education Institutes
StartupHub Launches in Miami
These are just a handful of YEC members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here. Have news of your own to share with the community? Submit your accomplishments to our team.