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Allen E. Ward ♫$™
Ithaca, New York, United States
I'm currently a Co-founder at PocketSights, Inc. which won the $7,500 grand prize in the Existing Civic App Category of the AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge. I have been entrepreneurial from a young age working with partners to create business opportunities to sell products or provide services that could help businesses, customers, and users. He started working at Cornell University in 2004 and became part of Alumni Affairs & Development in 2007 till April 2015.
Our entrepreneurial venture PocketSights, Inc., started with a key technical co-founder, they sought mentorship from Ithaca REV Startup Incubator and I have learned a lifetime of skills working in positions and with mentors in sales, management, customer service, data analysis, and the interworkings of starting a startup venture.
I continue to discover his strengths using knowledge and resources available to me. The Gallup Strengths Center helped me identify the fact I'm fascinated by ideas and as someone with exceptional talent in the IDEATION theme, I'm able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena. That is why PocketSights Inc. is not only bringing together a digital mobile application to help communities and campuses meet the demand of providing personalized themed tours, but to also help people with visual and hearing impairments find their way, touring those communities and campuses.
My DELIBERATIVE strength theme makes me be careful and vigilant in decision making. I'm the type of person that will sense risk first. I can identify, assess and reduce that risk which helps make quality decisions and choices
The INDIVIDUALIZATION theme describes my teamwork skills because I’m intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. I do have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively
The RESPONSIBILITY theme describes me well because I take psychological ownership of what I say I will do. I'm committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty
The ANALYTICAL style I have makes me great at searching for reasons and causes. I have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation
Follow me on Twitter at @Allen_Ward, and @PocketSights