Posted 5.13.15

Chris Wentz (photo by Brad Ronevich)Chris Wentz, CWRU undergraduate alumnus, is the CEO of Everykey, his personal access device developed in an entrepreneurship class project his senior year at CWRU.

Following Wentz's end-of-semester presentation, the professor approached him. He felt the presentation could turn into a real business and wanted to give the group a little money to start. The business was off and running the following semester.

Today, the company is busy preparing 1,646 bands to its Kickstarter backers who gave $50 to preorder. Their November 2014 campaign earned $117,000 in funding.

Read more about the development of Everykey in this article, "Lock and Key."


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