Rarely do I have the inside scoop on anything, but I’ve been watching the progression of one of my long time friends going back to University of Oregon, launch her own technology company, and its exciting.
Dana Garves, former head chemist of Ninkasi, has started her own tech startup, but of a different variety. You won’t find it on ValleyWag, TechCrunch or HackerNews.
It isn’t an app, it isn’t another internet device, but instead its a service for home brewers and small breweries, outsourcing the common chemistry tests at modest prices. Home brewers can concentrate on brewing, while BrewLab handles part of the science. Simply mail samples and you’ll get your results one business day later.
There’s a few cool things going for her: tech startup, cool industry, female in a male dominated industry and in Oregon. She’s already lining up another potential employee #2, another woman. Why? because she’s the best qualified person.