SYBOR … A Great Start for a Startup
Doug Slattery in 2018 made the difficult transition from tech developer to entrepreneur. In the process, he garnered national attention.
Doug’s AECS Consulting, Inc. – the forerunner of the SYBOR Tech smart security eco-system company he founded and leads today – received an honorable achievement by being selected as a semi-finalist in the 2020 Most Fundable Companies competition, staged annually by Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School.
The prestigious Most Fundable Companies competition each year attracts thousands of US based companies and 2020 attracted more than 4,500 applications from early-stage companies in need of funding. From that crowded pool of applicants, Pepperdine identifies 16 startups and more than 50 semifinalists it considers worthy of funding based on financial projections, market opportunity, intellectual property, competitive advantage and management team expertise.
“The Pepperdine most fundable companies list is not just a competition,” says Craig Everett, PhD, director of the Malibu, Calif.-based university’s Private Capital Markets Project. “We see it as a transformative process for startups to both assess and improve their readiness for funding.”
Upon applying, each entrepreneur must complete a pre-screening survey that measures the viability of his or her company. As a benefit to entering the competition, each applicant receives a free, customized feedback report that details the startup’s strengths as well as areas to focus on and its likelihood of obtaining funding, and provides valuable advice on attracting investors.
Applicants also receive a radar graph that compares the startup to an ideal competitor in its industry.
The handful of companies selected as most fundable receive national recognition; productive exposure to potential strategic partners, investors, customers and hires; brand awareness; marketing tools; and access to exclusive events, networking and services.
“Every single startup company in America should take our entry survey, just to get the feedback report,” Dr. Everett urges.
SYBOR Tech is THE Next-Gen Technology company providing the most intelligent security and surveillance automation technology available. With state-of-the-art edge computing processors and hardware accelerators, SYBOR delivers supercomputing performance in an embedded footprint without the cloud.
Our solution provides Enhanced Data Analytics and Image Analysis which helps to identify Operational Efficiencies and Strategic Revenue Initiatives, with complete interoperability between disparate smart devices, allowing them to work together effectively and all from one APP.
Founded in 2011, SYBOR is veteran-owned, based in McKinney Texas, and classified as VOSB (Veteran-owned small business) by the SBA. SYBOR Tech is the only choice to control autonomous IoT monitoring and deliver the ultimate safety and security.