July 30, 2014
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.
Chief Executive Officer, Singlebrook Technology, Inc.
Elisa founded Singlebrook in 2006 with her husband Leon Miller-Out, Singlebrook President and CTO. They chose to base their company in Ithaca because of the amazing natural beauty, the access to culture through the universities in the area, the vibrant local food ecosystem and because of family connections to the region.
Prior to founding Singlebrook, Elisa founded two other companies and worked in a variety of industries in New York City, including invention & product development, theater, film & commercial production, event planning, pharmaceuticals and finance. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barnard College of Columbia University.
Elisa is the winner of the 2011 B Corp Supply Chain Award, the 2010 B Corp Policy Champion Award and the 2011 NYSAE New Star Synergy Award. She has been featured in articles in the New York Times, Forbes, Mashable, The Washington Post, USA Today and many other publications. She’s spoken about social entrepreneurship and technology at several events, including TechWeek, BALLE, the Finger Lakes Social Entrepreneurship Institute, and the NYSAE Technology Institute, and has served as a guest lecturer at Cornell. She serves as a mentor to several accelerator programs, including StartFast, Women Innovate Mobile, Cornell 3Day Startup, Startup Weekend and the Media Ideation Fellowship.
Singlebrook is a custom web and mobile development firm based in Ithaca, NY. They build web and mobile software for universities, startups and social enterprises, specializing in Drupal and Ruby on Rails. Singlebrook is a certified B Corp, which means they are part of a growing movement of companies using the power of business for social good. Singlebrook is active in the local startup scene, co-founding and organizing the Ithaca Venture Community and hosting quarterly Ithaca Tech Meetups for members of the student, entrepreneur and business communities to come together for startup pitches and networking. They also host monthly Ithaca Web People meetups at their downtown Ithaca offices where developers and designers collaborate, get advice, and give presentations on the newest technologies. Singlebrook’s mantra of “Code with Love” describes the care taken in their client interactions, the passion their developers have for fine craftsmanship in their work, and the goal of empowering clients to do what they love and helping organizations thrive through technical solutions. Singlebrook clients include the Sierra Club, Cornell University, University of New England, the Environmental Defense Fund, Peeled Snacks, RSF Social Finance, Earthcolor, CSRwire, and the Social Venture Network.
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