RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackstone Portfolio Companies are selected because they have the potential to become the next growth companies in the RTP region in North Carolina. The Blackstone Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs), a team of some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the area, will work together to help guide Spiffy forward to hit its milestones and raise the needed capital for growth. That is the goal of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIRs) - to help entrepreneurs achieve key business milestones, through mentoring as well as introductions to the EIR's network of industry experts, investors, and access to the broader Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. BEN portfolio companies also enjoy access to venture coaches, angel investors, and administrative and marketing support provided by Network Fellows. All of this is done in partnership with the four area universities who created the program as well as with area entrepreneurial support groups. The ultimate goal is to drive the North Carolina economy.
Spiffy (www.getspiffynow.com) is a technology-fueled services company using data analytics to redefine the car washing industry and experience worldwide. Currently, Spiffy offers a mobile app on iOS and Android that allows consumers to schedule, track and pay for car washing and detailing services provided at home and work. Spiffy's tag line is "An ordinary phone can now wash your car."
The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network is assisting Spiffy grow in three areas:
- Geographic expansion
- Business development
- Technology implementation
"Blackstone has helped focus our strategic goals and provided key contacts for our business development team so far. Spiffy has the potential for significant growth and expansion and our team looks forward to BEN helping us achieve those goals," said Karl Murphy, CEO/Co-Founder of Spiffy.
About Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network:
The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network mission is to unlock the tremendous economic potential of startups from the universities and the community in the RTP region and the State of North Carolina. Proven serial entrepreneurs (EIRs), who have themselves raised significant venture capital, work together as a cohesive group to provide intensive coaching to promising entrepreneurial teams. Their goal is to help the next generation of entrepreneurial ventures raise the capital necessary to reach their next stages of growth. This is a philanthropic endeavor free of charge to those accepted in the program and takes no equity in the companies it coaches. To learn more, visit www.blackstoneentrepreneursnetwork.org.
About Get Spiffy, Inc.
Spiffy is a technology-fueled services company with the mission to redefine the consumer car washing experience worldwide. Car washing is an $8.2B industry in the United States filled with inconvenient physical locations and inconsistent service quality stuck in 20Th century processes. Spiffy offers a mobile app that turns any parking space into a car wash. The Spiffy App allows retail clients to schedule, track and pay for car washing and detailing services at a time and location of their choice thereby eliminating the need for consumers to ever visit a fixed site car wash. The service is currently available in the Charlotte and Raleigh metro areas.
Contact information: Sheryl Waddell
Email address: [email protected]
Phone Number: 610-573-3211
SOURCE Get Spiffy, Inc.; Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network