2016 Visit: Sebastian Corp

2016 Visit: Sebastian Corp

Today, we were lucky to visit with CEO Bill Barcus and his management team at Sebastian Corp. Sebastian is a 70-year-old business started by Mr. Barcus’s grandparents, Bill and Katey Sebastian. Bill Barcus shared the history of Sebastian, which started with a scrappy, risky move by his grandparents (Bill and Katey Sebastian) to buy a small rural telephoneRead more about 2016 Visit: Sebastian Corp[…]

2016 Visit: Lotpath

2016 Visit: Lotpath

We were lucky to sit down today with Mike Dodson of Lotpath. Lotpath has several software products for the agriculture industry, and is developing another one. Lotpath was one of the award winners in Forbes’s 2015 Thrive Accelerator agtech summit. Mike Dodson, CEO of Lotpath, talked with students about the history of software development and howRead more about 2016 Visit: Lotpath[…]

2016 Visit: Benchmark Intelligence

2016 Visit: Benchmark Intelligence

For the first of today’s two visits, we sat down with the team at software startup Benchmark Intelligence. Benchmark helps restaurant and retail chains assess customer feedback across multiple locations at the same time.     Benchmark is a young company who is just taking on venture funding. But their founders have had a surprisingly large setRead more about 2016 Visit: Benchmark Intelligence[…]

2016 Visit: Aplos Software

2016 Visit: Aplos Software

Today’s trip was to Aplos, a Fresno-based software company that makes accounting and management software for nonprofits and churches. Aplos is a small, fast-moving team with big ambitions! Today’s visit was led by Aplos’s Chief Operating Officer, Eric Nasalroad. Naslaroad talked about company history, strategy, trajectory, and HR. He shared about funding rounds, finance strategy, andRead more about 2016 Visit: Aplos Software[…]

2016 Visit: FocusVision

2016 Visit: FocusVision

Today we were lucky enough to visit FocusVision, previously known as Decipher. FocusVision is an international leader in market research, with deep expertise in both quantitative and qualitative customer feedback and data. From offices in six countries, FocusVision is able to serve customers like Visa, Eli Lilly, GM, Facebook, LinkedIn, Chase, eBay, and more to deliverRead more about 2016 Visit: FocusVision[…]

2016 Visit: Harris Construction

2016 Visit: Harris Construction

For day three of ePathway Academy, we had the privilege of visiting Harris Construction. As a 102-year-old company, Harris is one of the largest construction companies in the central valley. They specialize in schools and food processing facilities, but also take on major commercial buildings, churches, and other large-scale projects. Our tour at Harris started with BillRead more about 2016 Visit: Harris Construction[…]