FREDONIA - The Center for Sports Skill Measurement & Improvement LLC, a tenant of the State University at Fredonia Technology Incubator, was recently named by the National Center for Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer as a Top 100 University Startup.
As a result of the honor, Kevin Morse, the center's chief executive officer, has been invited to attend NCET2's national conference, sponsored by the National Association of Venture Capital and held in Washington, D.C., in March. Final scoring of all the nominated companies will be available in early March.
"Kevin has made an incredible amount of progress moving his company forward and has truly earned this spot in the Top 100," said Robert Fritzinger, incubator director. "He's also a great example of the kinds of entrepreneurs we have in this facility. Launching a new business is a thrilling and intense undertaking, requiring lots of travel, creativity and hard work, and he's starting to see the fruits of his efforts. In addition, people all over the U.S. are learning about the Dunkirk-Fredonia region, thanks to his travels."
The Center for Sports Skills Measurement and Improvement is the connection between student athletes, parents and coaches. With now more than 20 testing locations throughout the U.S., the company helps athletes improve, parents stay informed and coaches explore information on the nation's athletes, all in one place. The Center for Sports has been housed in the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator since July 2011. For more information visit www.allsportsskillstest.com.
"I appreciate all that the incubator and the entire SUNY Fredonia institution has done to support our dream of helping athletes reach their potential," Morse said.
The incubator offers its client entrepreneurs access to a unique facility, business resources and technology expertise, as well as a range of highly qualified faculty, technology experts, business professionals and mentors. Research shows that businesses graduating from an incubator significantly increase their probability of long-term success. Companies typically spend two to three years in an incubator and then graduate when they meet milestones that allow them to operate independently and expand.