Entrepreneurs Unplugged: Sherisse Hawkins, Co-founder and CEO, Beneath The Ink and Ryan Sullivan, CEO and Co-founder, Parkifi

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Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a meeting place where faculty, students, and community members learn about and get involved in entrepreneurship. In particular, the program offers students, faculty and the Front Range startup community an opportunity to learn how a successful startup is created as well as an opportunity to network. Each Entrepreneurs Unplugged meeting features food, drink and – most importantly – an experienced entrepreneur to discuss his/her start-up experiences

Sherisse HawkinsSherisse Hawkins, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Beneath The Ink
Sherisse Hawkins is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Beneath the Ink. Beneath The Ink provides a lightweight documentation tool that enables beautifully designed, interactive and responsive content to be created quickly and easily. These are known as Pagedips. Pagedips are most often used to bolster training effectiveness & decrease implementation time, increase customer engagement & heighten retention, condense technical document length and more. Sherisse is the former VP of software development at Time Warner cable. She has an engineering background with expertise in product development and managing high tech teams and developing innovative products.

Ryan SullivanRyan Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Parkifi
Ryan is the Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Parkifi. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and is an avid skier, golfer, traveler and entrepreneur. Ryan’s favorite hobby is solving problems with technology… like parking! Fun facts about Ryan: he lived in Switzerland for a year in high school and has had his appendix removed twice. He is a computer engineer by trade, and an entrepreneur by passion. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies and startups, but his heart is in the startup world where he plans to remain. He has 10 years of experience in scalable software engineering solutions. Most recently he worked at SendGrid which he left early in 2014 to found Parkifi.

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