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May 12, 2011
Quipu Launches Collaboration Tool for BusinessModel Community at Interop 2011

Quipu Applications, Inc., a Lafayette, Calif.-based cloud computing start-up, has unveiled its much anticipated cloud-based instrumentation and collaboration tool – incQubator solution – at Interop (News - Alert) 2011 in Las Vegas. The company claims that the tool has the potential to revolutionize the way entrepreneurs and VCs communicate and collaborate.


Just last month, Quipu introduced its cloud-based collaborative application, BusinessModel, for entrepreneurs, SMBs, and investment professionals. BusinessModel dashboard service allows entrepreneurs, small- to mid-sized businesses, investors, and other stakeholders to create, manage, and collaborate through a dynamic, real-time business plan. BusinessModel was launched in March at Web 2.0 in San Francisco, and is offered as a Free-mium or subscription model.


In the press release, Quipu explained that incQubator has been designed to benefit branded BusinessModel communities – including Office of Technology Transfer, Economic Development Centers, incubators, and VCs. According to Quipu, incQubator provides a secure, collaborative business planning and management platform for aggregation points of startups and small businesses.


“The incQubator community is a secure platform that protects data integrity while permitting cross community collaboration,” said Michael Issa, Quipu CEO, in a statement. “Think of it as a virtual, private collaboration for startups or businesses of all stages.”


“Quipu incQubator – offers a ‘branded’ community of BusinessModel users to aggregation points for Startups and Small Business, like NMS Capital, or Commercial Incubators, VCs, Offices of Technology License and Transfer, and Student Incubators at universities and colleges nationwide,” added Michael Nahass, partner and managing director/COO of NMS Capital Asset Management, Inc. “In essence, Quipu allows each community to share as much or as little information as needed, while promoting permission-based collaboration among communities.”


In March 9, Quipu announced its entry into the Cloud community and selectively offered a preview of the world’s first online business plan dashboard to Press, Analysts, and select venture groups at Santa Clara’s Cloud Connect 2011 conference.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by John Lahtinen

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