Nerac to Host the next XcellR8 Meeting April 28
XcellR8 welcomes Greg Kirber and the team from PartsTech, Inc.
What began three years ago as an MBA student-run research project at UConn, has now grown to be one of the largest automotive data companies in the industry. After participating in many business plan development programs and competitions here in Connecticut, including the UConn Innovation Quest (iQ) Competition which helps students with marketable product ideas step through the product development process, the team successfully raised a seed round of capital following graduation and moved to the Cambridge Innovation Center in MA.
PartsTech is an automotive web-based ordering platform designed to meet the needs of today's technicians, manufacturers and distributors. By connecting technicians, distributors and manufacturers in one seamless, online platform, the product reduces the friction typically associated with the parts ordering process. PartsTech's e-commerce solution makes finding and ordering the right parts simple, fast and accurate.
The PartsTech team will give an overview of progress-to-
XcellR8, established as a networking cell in northeastern Connecticut, was one of four cells originally created by members of the Connecticut Technology Council executive board, including Nerac CEO, Kevin Bouley. Nerac generously makes space available to support this growing community of entrepreneurs.
"The Tolland/Nerac XcellR8 group continues to accomplish an amazing amount for our participants with very little resources, just the volunteer talent and the energetic people who attend the sessions," said Bouley. "I'm very excited to welcome the PartsTech team back, as they were among the first UConn iQ Program cohorts that I mentored and advised. It is extremely satisfying to see them achieve this level of success, further demonstrating that XcellR8 is truly by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs and all about entrepreneurs."
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