“Once upon a time we were two people and all we had to do was build.”
This is how Trina Chiasson begins the story about the birth of her company: Infoactive. Chiasson, who previously worked with nonprofit organizations, found that that design tools were not built for data. Making information graphics was a lot of unnecessary hard work. Chiasson decided the best way to solve this problem was to create Infoactive.
The Infoactive platform brings in live data from a Google Spreadsheet to create and automatically update your infographic. You can easily customize your charts by changing colors and themes or dragging-and-dropping icons and text to create a better visual representation of your data. When you’ve completed your infographic, you can easily embed it into your website or blog.
After receiving great feedback from their pitch at Startup Weekend in April 2012, Chiasson began building the Inforactive platform. Chiasson exhibits all the traits of a successful entrepreneur with her dedication to hard work and ability to adapt to changing situations. Chiasson commented that: “The most important thing I learned running my startup is to roll with the punches. It taught me to not stress about the small stuff and allow things to roll off my back.” Chiasson came to Plug and Play’s International Acceleration Program in early 2015. The Plug and Play International Accelerator is a 3-month immersion into the Silicon Valley ecosystem and is designed to enable high-tech startups to explore business development, fund-raising, and other strategic opportunities. Startups will be exposed to Plug and Play’s extensive network of corporate, technology and investment partners as well as mentors and advisors.
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