Turanto Named One of 15 Finalists in Richmond-Area Tech Challenge

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The Tech Challenge start-up competition - with a $10,000 first prize – focuses on emerging and second-stage technology or knowledge-based entrepreneurs who are looking for assistance in moving their ideas from concept to market and commercialization.

We are very grateful to the judges for including us in this group of innovative tech entrepreneurs in Central Virginia

Turanto, a cloud-based tool that quickly develops data-driven web and mobile applications without programming, has been named one of 15 finalists in the Tech Challenge Hanover, a technology business start-up competition sponsored by the Dominion Resources Innovation Center in Hanover County, Va.

The Tech Challenge start-up competition - with a $10,000 first prize – focuses on emerging and second-stage technology or knowledge-based entrepreneurs who are looking for assistance in moving their ideas from concept to market and commercialization.

Turanto, created by eTelic Inc., allows individuals and organizations to create full-featured web and mobile applications in a matter of minutes, with no programming experience necessary. The web-based tool features enterprise architecture based upon Microsoft’s patterns and practices, and completed applications include role-based security, single sign on, workflow, auditing and journaling, search, reporting, and web services. The Turanto development platform can be viewed at http://www.turanto.com.

The 15 finalists, including Turanto, will compete for $10,000 and other prizes on
December 6, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. EST on the campus of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. At that time the top five contenders will be announced, and they will have the chance to compete against one another with business pitches and interviews with the judges. Based on those presentations and interviews, a winner will be announced that evening, with the winner receiving a $10,000 cash award and six months free rent and office amenities at the Dominion Resources Innovation Center.

“We are very grateful to the judges for including us in this group of innovative tech entrepreneurs in Central Virginia,” said eTelic President Mukul Paithane. “Turanto has been in development for nearly four years, and I believe this finalist selection proves we are on the right track toward opening up the world of complex computer programming to anyone wanting so solve a problem or operate something more efficiently through automation,” Paithane said.

About Turanto
Turanto is a cloud-based modeling tool that allows anyone to create working mobile and web applications in just minutes and with no programming. It also delivers all .NET code and requirements documentation. Turanto has been developed by eTelic, Inc., an information technology and management consulting firm with offices in Richmond, Va. For more information, visit http://www.turanto.com

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