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YEC Members Write Books, Launch Companies and Release Products

Entrepreneurs of YEC have a lot to be proud of this year — from publishing books to being publicly awarded for their revolutionary work. Below, we highlight seven members and their big news.

Metis Genetics' Abstract Chosen at the American College of Medical Genetics Conference

Amanda L. Elms's company's abstract, co-authored with Southern California Medical Group and Illumina, was recently chosen as a platform presentation at the annual American College of Medical Genetics conference in Charlotte, NC. Metis Genetic provides innovative solutions for genetic counseling to enhance patient services and lower costs. They were chosen by a selection committee from hundreds of other abstracts. This accomplishment is an acknowledgment of the unique work Metis is doing to create expert services and value in the medical genetics industry. The abstract is co-authored with a leading healthcare institution (Kaiser Permanente) and the leading tools provider of the genetic diagnostic industry (Illumina). You can read more about the platform presentation here.

Daren Hebold Launches LUXOLO Financial

Daren Hebold, CCIM, recently launched LUXOLO Financial. LUXOLO is a cryptocurrency exchange located in downtown Portland, Maine. Customers can exchange U.S. dollars for bitcoin or litecoin cryptocurrency. They offer an ATM machine for amounts of $100 to $7500 and a live over-the-counter exchange for amounts of $7500 to $100,000. LUXOLO is duly registered to conduct business with the US Department of Treasury, FinCEN Division as well as the Maine Department of Consumer Credit Protection. Hebold and his co-founder Arnold Jackson launched LUXOLO as the first part of what will eventually become a thriving cryptocurrency ecosystem in Portland. In the near future, LUXOLO plans to offer cryptocurrency integration kits for merchants and direct consulting services.

In the mid-term, LUXOLO plans to be an innovator in the blockchain real estate space, an important emerging segment of the industry. Products they plan to develop and offer in that space include blockchain-based smart contracts and transaction management tools for real estate. "I want individuals and businesses alike in Maine to start enjoying the benefits of using cryptocurrencies in daily commerce," Hebold said in their press release.

Brian Greenberg Launches New Book

Brian Greenberg, CEO of True Blue Life Insurance, Inc., authored a new book called The Salesman Who Doesn't Sell, A Marketing Guide to Selling While You Sleep. The book shares Brian's unique, time-honed strategies to drastically increase sales without putting in overtime hours. The book is an indispensable resource for any professional looking to increase their online sales.You can order the book and download the free audiobook at http://www.brianjgreenberg.com. The book teaches the steps to increase online sales using your brand reputation and social proof.

Ty Morse Launches Hong Kong-Based Direct Marketing Company

Ty Morse, CEO of Songwhale, launched Kessel Limited, a Hong Kong-based company that specializes in Direct Marketing. They are experts in planning, creating and running multichannel D2C marketing platforms using a pay-for-performance model. Kessel Limited's strategic position in Asia allows them to manage the entire direct marketing process from end to end for their clients, beginning with product sourcing and logistics. In addition, they provide a two-way channel to allow their clients in the U.S. access to selling directly to consumers in the rapidly growing Asian market, while also providing opportunity for their Asia-based clients to access the U.S. market.

Relying on market-wide experience, aggregated data and advanced technology, Kessel Limited brings together the most effective people and tools to meet its clients’ needs. And because it operates on a pay-for-performance model, its success is directly tied to yours. By offering advice rooted in experience, data and technology, Kessel Limited enhances your choices and drives stronger results.  With Asia experiencing extremely rapid growth in consumer product sales, Morse wanted to leverage its network in Asia to better provide cross-pollinating opportunities for U.S.-based clients looking to access the Asian market and vice versa.

James McDonough Releases an AI Coach

James McDonough, CEO of SEE Forge, creators of FAT FINGER, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software company, released "AI Coach," an artificial-intelligence enhancement that provides field workers and frontline employees with real-time intelligent alerts to coach users to be safer and more productive. With a continued push to be the leader in the Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 market, FAT FINGER is leveraging AI and the data flowing through companies' operational processes, procedures, forms and workflows to suggest safer and more productive actions while front-line workers do their jobs.

For example, front-line workers using FAT FINGER digital forms and procedures to do asset inspections, production rounds, maintenance tasks, quality control and safety observations not only have quick access to all the instructions and can capture clean data, but also are now alerted to important items that need attention. "If your operations are on paper, you are miles behind your competitors and putting your company under risk. Leaders in your industry have already gone digital and now are uncovering valuable data insights," said McDonough.

Gary Nealon Launches New Book

Gary Nealon, Founder of Nealon Solutions, recently launched a new book, Notes to a Young Entrepreneur. He offers strategic marketing consulting services to help you scale your e-commerce business. As a self-taught serial entrepreneur who built a $30+ million e-commerce business, he's learned there's no minimum age requirement when it comes to ambition. His book has the expertise and advice to help any budding business genius take a brainchild from inspiration to fruition. Notes to a Young Entrepreneur provides everything you need to know about making an action plan, finding a mentor, researching markets, raising capital and more. You can buy the book here.

These are just a handful of YEC members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here. Have news of your own to share with the community? Submit your accomplishments to our team.

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