Strauss Troy Attorney Brian Eviston has been chosen to serve on the judging panel for UpTech III. UpTech is a Covington-based business accelerator program designed to provide emerging informatics companies access to resources, community connections, and the start-up tools needed to fuel early-stage growth. In its third year, the program has attracted entrepreneurs of information-driven businesses from across the U.S.
As a judge, Brian will work with other business professionals to review over 50 applications and determine which companies will be accepted into the program’s third class. The companies in the third class are expected to be announced in mid-August. UpTech has a unique partnership with Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics that sets it apart from other business accelerator programs across the country. The College’s core applied research areas include:
- Health Informatics – Consumer Health Innovation
- Cyber Security and Assurance
- Media Informatics and Data Visualization
- Cloud Computing and Virtualization
- Business Intelligence
Brian and the rest of the judging panel will review the applications looking for business models that support these five sectors of informatics.
As UpTech mentors since the program’s inception, Brian and fellow Strauss Troy attorney Kris Brandenburg have devoted a minimum of 52 hours of pro bono legal services to a company in each of UpTech’s classes. Those services have been in the areas of corporate, corporate finance, contract, and intellectual property law. Brian and Kris enjoy the unique opportunity to work with UpTech entrepreneurs who have found a way to turn their innovative ideas into marketable products.