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Chamber of Commerce Honors School of Business Junior as Technology Leader of the Year

April 30, 2012
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The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce has named a School of Business junior among the winners in its Annual Technology Leader of the Year Awards. Tyler McIntyre, the CEO of Lucid Technologies, won the top spot in the “Technology Student Entrepreneur” category in the awards, which were announced April 27. The Launch Pad at the University of Miami was also named among the winners in the “Technology Organization” category.

The annual awards honor individuals, teams, organizations and companies that are leaders in the South Florida technology community – guiding the effective use of technology to improve business performance or to develop new markets, products or communities.

McIntyre’s Lucid Technologies specializes in software development for the exponentially growing mobile application market. The company has launched several applications including LuciD messenger, which allows for cross-platform communication between Blackberry Messenger and iPhone and Android phones. Last year, McIntyre was among student entrepreneurs recognized in the South Florida chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.

There were three finalists in the “Technology Student Entrepreneur” category and all of them were School of Business students. The other two were freshman Ketan Rahangdale, CEO of EarTop Technologies, and MBA student Mark Slaughter, CEO of Cohealo. Rahangdale’s EarTop Technologies focuses on simplifying the lives of people by providing a wireless alternative to any of their currently wired devices, while slaughter’s Cohealo builds collaborative infrastructure that enables hospital systems to function as one organization versus stand-alone facilities.

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