This month is the 21st annual conference on entrepreneurship called TIEcon 2014 http://tiecon.org/
By most accounts this is the largest conference on entrepreneurship in the world and ranked among the top 10 such meetings for the quality of ideas and opportunities that are birthed here. Last year’s conference drew in 3600 technology professionals from 50 countries.
This year they will once again focus on the newest and best innovations and the people who are behind them. Amongst the genius and bright lights of invention there is the TIE 50 Awards Program. This is Silicon Valley’s premier event designed to find the best of the best, the crème de le crème of the world’s innovators. To this end, every year applications are taken, over 2800, and carefully reviewed, and the best are asked to present at this august gathering of entrepreneurs and innovators.
This year Dr. Loretta Mayer, co-founder of SenesTech, is a finalist in the TIE 50 Awards,b2ap3_thumbnail_Loretta-at-TIE.jpgand is presenting the inspiring SenesTech story. Twenty presenters are chosen in each of 5 focus areas which are; Software, Mobile, Internet, Cleantech and Life Sciences.
This exciting event comes just after the airing of the SenesTech segment on the Stephen Hawking show, “A Brave New World” in the episode called “A Perfect City” in which Dr. Mayer is interviewed about the research SenesTech is doing in New York City, testing its bait on the spoiled palettes of New York City rats. The segment aired in Arizona on May 14th, 2014 on the Science Channel.
The groundbreaking work being done by the SenesTech team in Flagstaff, AZ is getting the attention of other innovators. Their research has produced a product which is proving to be an effective piece of the integrated pest management toolbox. When fully implemented, it will humanely reduce rat populations around the world where they are endangering food supplies and destroying property.
If you want more reasons to try the humane approach to managing rat populations check out this article.