Power Plant Business Incubator Accepts Three Startups

Posted on: May 29, 2014

The Power Plant Business Incubator (PPBI), a division of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP), has accepted three additional startups as residents beginning in May. This comes after three companies were admitted in the month of April. The PPBI is now nearing capacity, and will be expanding into two additional buildings this fall. The new entrants are as follows:

Sonduck – Joshua Noel, Founder – From logos, to marketing material, to motion graphics, SonDuck aims to be a one-stop shop for web and graphic design. Joshua, the company’s founder, is also of YouTube fame, having gained 10,000 subscribers and over one million video views on a channel dedicated to video games. In 2010 Josh dropped gaming in order to pursue his passion as a filmmaker and has now become a media entrepreneur. 

Greater Visions Technology Solutions, Inc. – Daniel Gentry, Founder – GVTSi is a software development company specializing in the Microsoft suite of tools. The company has already created four apps for the Windows phone and will be developing their business model further at the incubator. Daniel has been involved with IT for over 25 years, beginning with computer operations in the U.S. Air Force.

ThatsHowItsDone Productions -- Alex and Natalia Moy (Mother & Son), Founders – Specializing in corporate, entertainment and special occasion videography. ThatsHowItsDone Productions is a family-operated video production company. Alex Moy, 16, was featured in the Silver Springs Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award for the short film “Protected.” Moy has also developed his own style and technique with visual effects. 

Other Incubator News: Gabriel “Gabe” Pierannunzi, 17, the founder of Appuccino and one of three entrants to the incubator in April, has received a scholarship to attend Apple’s 2014 World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, CA, from June 2-6, 2014. Pierannunzi was one of only 200 students worldwide to be selected for the scholarship, which required applicants to submit their own innovative mobile app. Without a scholarship, attendance at the conference is approximately $1,500, with limited seating.

To learn more about the Power Plant Business Incubator, the Ocala Area Micro Loan Fund, and other Business Creation efforts at the CEP, contact Ryan Lilly, Director of Business Creation, 352-629-8051 x 125.

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