TechTown's CYJ Enterprises debuts first product

After three years of development, Carole Y. Johnson is ready to start generating some profits from her start-up, CYJ Enterprises.

The company is based out of the TechTown business incubator in Detroit's New Center neighborhood. Its first product is e-CYREN, a free online database of emergency information for schools and daycare programs.

Traditionally, schools and daycares have catalogued emergency contact info for students on paper in an antiquated 20th Century filing system. CYJ Enterprises' e-CYREN (pronounced e-siren) digitizes all of that info, putting it just a few key strokes away. The company is making it more accessible by lowering the buy-in costs.

"We make it affordable for schools and daycares by offering it on a subscription basis," Johnson, the company's CEO, says.

Johnson once worked for Compuware, in its IT department. She also keeps a few independent contractors busy with her start-up and hopes to add a first employee this year.

Source: Carole Y Johnson, CEO of CYJ Enterprises
Writer: Jon Zemke
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