startup http://wrvo.org en Plowz smartphone app gets a summertime makeover http://wrvo.org/post/plowz-smartphone-app-gets-summertime-makeover <p></p><p>A Syracuse start-up is building on the success of a smartphone app that helped people get someone to plow their driveway. Now <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/new-app-makes-plowing-driveway-breeze">the PLOWZ app</a> is being joined by MOWZ.<br /><br />Wills Mahoney admits it was a good winter to start a snow plow app. More than 40,000 people downloaded the PLOWZ app, and thousands used it to call a plow, not only in central New York, but into the Midwest.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:36:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 54997 at http://wrvo.org Plowz smartphone app gets a summertime makeover Sensor startup senses golden opportunity http://wrvo.org/post/sensor-startup-senses-golden-opportunity <p>Are we on the verge of a &ldquo;sensor revolution?&rdquo;</p><p>Sensorcon hopes so. The <a href="http://www.sensorcon.com/" target="_blank">Buffalo-based tech startup</a> envisions a world where the average person is empowered with a small device that reads temperature, carbon monoxide levels, dew point and more.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:32:58 +0000 Daniel Robison 22801 at http://wrvo.org Sensor startup senses golden opportunity INDUETIME: How a "Death App" won Rochester's Startup Weekend http://wrvo.org/post/induetime-how-death-app-won-rochesters-startup-weekend <p>It started out as &ldquo;The Death App.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;I called it that because I couldn&rsquo;t think of anything else,&rdquo; says&nbsp;Tony Di&nbsp;Pietro.</p><p>Di Pietro&rsquo;s&nbsp;&ldquo;Death&nbsp;App&rdquo; was the kernel of what became the winner of <a href="http://rochester.startupweekend.org/" target="_blank">Rochester&rsquo;s first Startup Weekend</a>.</p><p> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Zack Seward 20657 at http://wrvo.org INDUETIME: How a "Death App" won Rochester's Startup Weekend