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Meet our Entrepreneurs

The ILR program expresses its extreme graditude to the companies and entrepreneurs who helped to make our 2009 residency such a success.

SIIP-GRIP, Jeff Siipola

SIIP-GRIP was created as a training device that strengthens the exact muscles that you use in the sport while you are practicing. Its unique design allows it to easily be transferred from one stick to another and from one sport to another. SIIP-GRIP was created to give you an edge, to take you to the next level. It was created for coaches to get more from their players during practice, and to give their team a distinct advantage over their opponents. Most of all, SIIP-GRIP was created to give you more confidence.

FASSTTECH, founded by Jason Brader

FASSTTech is a company that is interested in providing innovative products that can accurately and repeatedly assess athletic performance. FASSTTech’s founder and President, Jason Brader has been working with athletes since 2000 and was unable to find a training device that was able to truly measure sprint speed, agility, and reaction all in one easy to use product. Because of this, the REACTION TRAINER was born. This patent pending innovation is the brainchild of their REACTION TRAINER product line that enables the athlete to accurately assess various reaction, running, and agility movements.

Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, founded by Mike McCreary and Chris Cooper.

They guarantee a high-speed adrenaline rush ... every time. Whether you’re an experienced racer or a first-time driver, LVGP is the place to go for indoor racing excitement in the Lehigh Valley. The 1/4 mile indoor track is the perfect place for you and your friends to strap on a helmet and get the adrenaline rush you’ve been looking for. At Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, they feature everything from individual and team racing, to corporate and group events. They even have kid-karts that are perfect for birthday parties and family events. The best part is ... you don’t need your own equipment to race! At LVGP they provide helmets, neck braces, and the fastest indoor karts in the region.

Ecotech Marine, founded by Tim Marks.

EcoTech Marine has revolutionized the way people think about water movement in reef aquariums. Technologically superior pumps produce unmatched broad yet gentle flow, while placing the motor outside the tank — preserving the beauty of your aquarium and enhancing the health of your aquarium ecosystem. The EcoTech leadership team consists of aquarium enthusiasts and engineers with a penchant for challenging the status quo. When EcoTech took root in the science labs of Lehigh University and University of Oklahoma, they realized there were serious differences between the native aquatic ecosystems in nature and the terrestrial habitats created in aquariums — and that little was being done to address this gap in the marketplace. Since that day, they have worked tirelessly to improve the "state of the art" to enable customers to have the healthiest, safest and smartest aquarium possible. That’s why their products offer a wide variety of easy-to-program modes and have been thoroughly tested and endorsed by marine-biologists — making it the most versatile and life-like pump on the market.

Orasure Technologies, Inc.

Orion Security, LSP, LLC

"The duality of working with venture capitalists and working with the participating companies gives you a unique perspective you cannot get anywhere else." –David Gritz, '12

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