A local startup is going up against Wordpress and Squarespace with the publishing platform PencilBlue
(which the new ExitEvent
is built upon). Co-founder Blake Callens
has written about the build up of the company
and software here, but he also pitched the new business at the weekly 1 Million Cups event at Research Triangle Park.
He was joined by Chris Fierer,
director of innovation and product management of Cary's Medfusion
, which provides scheduling and patient portal software to doctors' offices. In November, Medfusion announced it'd reached 10 million patients using its software. That's just over a year after the company's founder and CEO Steve Malik purchased it back from Intuit
(he sold it for $91 million in 2010). Learn more about Medfusion's growth, and its new product called Clair, in the 1 Million Cups pitch below.