Eight startup companies from around the world are in Syracuse working to get their ventures off the ground. They were chosen out of more than 300 companies to be a part of the first StartFast Venture Accelerator Program in Central New York. This week, our Katie Gibas introduces us an entrepreneur that's making it easier for businesses and customers to build better relationships.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- When Greg Hertzke went to break out his resume recently, he found it just didn't tell his story.
"It's 2012. And I'm basically trying to present myself like I did in the era of the type writer," said Greg Hertzke, the Canvita CEO & Co-Founder.
That's how Canvita.com was started. To use all that the Internet has to offer to create a better way to introduce yourself to potential employers and clients.
"We're trying to take the emphasis off of my list of job titles and my list of bullet points. Put the emphasis on the qualities that make me unique, like personality, ambition, creativity. Those kind of things just stay hidden in the list of job titles. We want to also take into account who you are outside of work, so it shows the whole picture, the whole you," said Hertzke.
Canvita will bring all your websites, like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Flicker into one place.
It also allows you to post video, photos and creative writing samples.
"It easily brings all your social presence into one spot. So if I'm making a call to a client, they can really get to know me from where I am around the web in one easy access, instead of them just Googling me and trying to search all over and find out who they'd be working with. We're really solving a connection issue. That the blind intro is really tough for a number of different areas," said Hertzke.
And Canvita's first customer: all the teams at the StartFast Venture Accelerator program.