UW’s Page Finds the Future of Financials in Graphics
July 6, 2011 — Jeremy Page, a business manager at the University of Wyoming, has merged his company, EnvisionFinancials, with Laramie-based Happy Jack Software.
Page, also an artist and a sculptor, uses his artistic talents to develop cutting-edge ways of looking at financial statements. He struggled to commercialize his idea for 17 years before being awarded a U.S. Patent in 2005. Through the years, Page has managed to form connections with Standard & Poors, Google Finance and EDGAR Online.
In 2010, Page received a modified Merwyn Business Simulation report, which included a clear marketing message, as well as an early stage sales forecast.
"The Merwyn Business Simulation report showed me the actual value of EnvisionFinancials. I decided to commercialize the concept myself, rather than trying to sell the concept to someone else," says Page.
In August 2010, Page attended the Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute, where he says gained the confidence to bring EnvisionFinancials to market.
Jon Benson at the UW Technical Business Center provided Page with guidance and introduced him to Ruben and Mona Gamboa of Happy Jack Software. The Gamboas told Page that the future of financial information is in graphics, which is what EnvisionFinancials features.
Soon after, Page merged EnvisionFinancials with the Gamboas. The technical aspects of EnvisionFinancials will be the Gamboas' responsibility while Page will focus on marketing and administration for the company.
Page looks to market EnvisionFinancials and begin sales in late 2011or 2012.
"I am extremely excited that we actually have a date that we can start selling EnvisionFinancials. After 17 years, I can see the dream become reality," says Page.
Jeremy Page, a business manager at the University of Wyoming, has merged with EnvisionFinancials and Happy Jack Software.