Marco Cucco is a serial entrepreneur and a big sports fan. His latest startup, Telemetrio, is quickly becoming the place where his passions intertwine.
"Telemetrio is where my interests are most prevalant," Cucco says. "It bridges technology and sports."
The Lathrup Village-based startup is developing technology it describes as "a computer-vision sports telemetrics and broadcasting system specifically geared to youth sports." This boils down to a software platform that films youth sporting events and sorts out the highlights for the parents. It also auto-analyzes the film and extracts statistics before putting it into a web portal for easy viewing.
Telemetrio's team of five people are still refining the platform. The first pilot is now being extended to multiple installations at Ultimate Soccer Arenas
"We are expanding the pilot to one more field," Cucco says. "We will then be opening it up so more users can give us feedback."
Telemetrio recently secured $14,000 in Business Accelerator Funds from the Michigan Economic Development Corp
with the help of the Macomb-OU INCubator
. Telemetrio is a client of the Sterling Heights-based business accelerator’s services.
"It (the $14,000) will be spent on securing our intellectual property," Cucco says.
Source: Marco Cucco, acting CEO of Telemetrio
Writer: Jon Zemke
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