A Waterloo Engineering startup was featured at DreamIt NYC Demo Day held in New York City on August 6 for the media, venture capital firms, law firms, advisors, and other investors. As reported by Mashable.com., GamePress was one of 15 companies launched by DreamIt Ventures' accelerator program. The startups represented a wide range of topics, from video games to data aggregation platforms.
GamePress allows users to create video games without having to know a single line of code. The app, which costs $10, was developed by Waterloo computer engineering student Behroz Saadat and his two cousins Hamed Saadat, a computer science student at Western University, and Murtaza Saadat, a graduate of the business information systems program at Fanshawe College. Behroz credits the two internships he spent with the University of Waterloo’s Enterprise Co-op program, run out of the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre, for helping him and his cousins develop GamePress.
DreamIt Ventures' accelerator program consists of a three-month intensive workshop, during which entrepreneurs receive seed funding, coaching, lectures, and networking opportunities. [Eng-e-News article about GamePress]