Hive Technologies founder Richard Hurst presents in first session of local business incubator series

Series will feature a different entrepreneur discussing a unique approach and sharing a personal journey that led to the start of a tech company.
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. - June 3, 2015 - PRLog -- Richard Hurst created Hive Technologies in Panama City, FL in 2014 with the goal of solving the most elusive problems in our society today while inventing technologies of tomorrow. Hurst’s resume includes leadership positions at local companies in Product Management for the exponential-growth medical device industry, Software Engineering leadership for the US Department of Defense, and teaching at FSU Panama City as instructor of computer science, with an extensive Cyber-Security background and more than 8 years of experience in software development. He continues to give back to the community Thursday June 4, in this series at the CareerSource Gulf Coast Job Center presenting on behalf of Hive Technologies and sharing his tips and expertise to college students and budding entrepreneurs on what has worked well (and not so well) during his yearlong startup venture.

In that time, Hive Technologies has grown from one man’s hopeful idea and zero clients to a company that has initial products preparing to launch in both social media and mobile technologies. Through thoughtful planning, these software products have opportunities far beyond the original target markets they were meant to address. Hive Technologies is also staying true to it’s motto by tackling significant problems currently affecting US society such as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which is a syndrome that increasingly affects honey bees across the US and is defined as a dead colony with no adult bees or majority dead bee bodies but with a live queen. No scientific cause for CCD has been proven, but bees have been under serious pressure from the mysterious problem. Just last year, the US witnessed an alarming loss of 40% of Honey Bee colonies which has caused the government to take swift action.  Despite years of research, no ‘smoking gun’ has been identified as to why the issue is occurring, not only from coast to coast, but worldwide.

Hive Technologies is now developing a sensor system similar to healthcare’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that resides autonomously in multiple beehives and records all environmental data, in real-time, to build a NORAD-type radar view of all factors that may lead to collapse. This cause is near to Hurst’s heart as he has been an independent beekeeper for 3 years and has seen firsthand the damage CCD can bring. This personal experience combined with the software, hardware, data, engineering, and marketing capabilities of Hurst’s company have Hive uniquely positioned to combat CCD. Hive’s approach has already drawn serious interest from multiple investors and two major US universities on the East Coast, and Hive Technologies will be presenting to these parties in the next month.

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