November 6, 2013
Launch NY is proud to be working with some of the most promising start-up businesses in Upstate New York. Each week we will bring you an interesting story about people with whom Launch NY is working, and who are shaping the entrepreneurial landscape in Upstate New York.
CEO – Rosie
Nick Nickitas is the CEO of Rosie, a mobile/web application that lets you shop online from local grocers for delivery or in-store pickup. Prior to launching Rosie, Nick was the COO of FIX Solutions GmbH (www.fixsolutions.de), a financial services technology company based in Frankfurt, Germany that helps customers connect and trade more efficiently with exchanges in the DACH+ market. Prior to FIX Solutions, Nick was the Director of Business Development at FIX Flyer (www.fixflyer.com)– a New York based company pioneering advanced technology for high-volume, multi-asset institutional securities trading. Starting in 2007 as the third employee, Nick expanded Flyer’s presence in the US, Latin America, EMEA, and AsiaPac with growth from 4 to over 160 clients in less than four years. Nick is currently pursuing his MBA at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Nick received a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Lehigh University.
A leader in online and mobile predictive shopping applications, Rosie launched in July 2013 and today lets you shop online from local grocers for delivery or in-store pickup. Customers use Rosie on their phones, tablets, or laptops. Rosie is the fastest, most convenient way to shop for groceries in your community. Rosie harnesses retailer and consumer data to power its patent pending machine learning algorithms, which provide targeted shopper marketing insights for retailers and a fast, smart, convenient shopping experience for customers. Rosie is the winner of Startup Labs Syracuse, Upstate New York’s largest business competition with $350,000 in cash and prizes. Like Rosie at fb.com/rosieapp. Follow Rosie on twitter.com/rosieapp.
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