Two DC Wharton Club Members to Present Their Companies at MIT Enterprise Forum 2/27

Jeff Guzy of Aprize, with system for remote monitoring & tracking of fixed & mobile assets
Sekou Murphy of WinGrins Media, entertainment community-building portal that distributes content

Jeff Guzy of Aprize, and Sekou Murphy of WinGrins Media are two Wharton Club of DC Entrepreneurs who will be show casing their companies at the MIT Enterprise Forum. The event will take place on Tuesday, 27 February at 6:30 in the evening. Steve Lebischak, a member of the DC Wharton Club's Board and VP for the Club's Annual Conference, and also on the MIT Enterprise Forum board of directors, introduced Jeff and Sekou to the program.

With two satellites currently orbiting the earth, Apize has developed and tested a highly reliable and low-cost system for remote monitoring and tracking of fixed and mobile assets. A low-cost infrastructure and licensed access to wireless spectrum has provided excellent response and customer feedback to early beta products. Target markets include remote propane tank monitoring market, pipeline monitoring and other, related markets for which sensors in remote locations suggest satellite, rather cellular communication.

Sekou Murphy's WinGrins Media is an entertainment community-building portal that distributes original video and textual content focused on independent and undiscovered hip hop. Community-building tools to be developed include instant messaging on videos, uploading your own video, and merchandise/ticketing. This site is planned as a one-stop-shop for artists, managers, recording labels and fans. The site will include website building and hosting tools, a place for artists and recording labels to communicate, and a hosting site for fans and fan clubs.

Panelists for the evening include Tom Scholl, General Partner, Novak Biddle, and Maryland High Technology Council "Entrepreneur of the Year."

Since 1981, the MIT Enterprise Forum, a non-profit, volunteer organization, has been dedicated to the growth, education, and success of the entrepreneur and business community of the greater Washington & Baltimore area. It is open to the public and reaches out to local start-ups, high technology businesses, venture capitalists, angels, and the professionals who support them.

Tuesday, 27 February from6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. Street and garage parking is available, or take the Orange Line Metro to Ballston (map & directions). General admission is free to all Forum members, $20 for non-members. Hors d'oeuvres and other refreshments will be served.

For more details please see events at www.mitef.org or contact Steve Lebischak at (703) 752 2968.