New York, NY (Marketwired - February 11, 2016)
Entrepreneur and Founder of ChocolateSelfie Is Inaugural Startup Featured
Wolters Kluwer today announced the first featured entrepreneur in the company's BizFilings "Startup Spotlight" series. The program, which recognizes remarkable entrepreneurs and their achievements, was launched in honor of the 20th anniversary of BizFilings, a leader in online incorporation services for small businesses.
Serial entrepreneur and founder of ChocolateSelfie, Mike Calvo, is the series' inaugural, featured entrepreneur. Blind since birth and a pioneer in computer technology for the blind, Calvo's newest, ingenious company leverages cutting edge chocolography technology to marry two very popular things: selfies and chocolate.
The company prints, with edible ink, photographic-quality images onto chocolate products such as lollipops and chocolate bars. Founded in Orlando, Fla., and launched in November 2015, the company's offerings feature an app that allows consumers to take selfies to print onto chocolate products, and API capabilities so the technology can be incorporated into photo booths and devices anywhere. ChocolateSelfie was incorporated utilizing BizFilings, which also acts as the company's registered agent.
"Ultimately our products help people capture and value their memories in a unique way, and the groundswell of support we have received indicates people are loving the concept," says Calvo. "Our long term plan is to partner with other companies who produce customizable gifts and products, and expand nationwide."
"Growing up blind, I was warned often that unrealistic goals would lead to disappointment. What I have learned is this -- don't let others define you," says Calvo. "No matter what limitations you may have, if you believe in yourself you can make it."
"We are excited to launch the BizFilings Startup Spotlight Series. For twenty years, BizFilings has been partnering with entrepreneurs to help ensure their success, working with small business owners like Mike," says Jen Friedman, CMO of BizFilings. "Mike's story is inspiring; he embodies what it means to overcome adversity and build a thriving business, and we look forward to being a part of his future success."
ChocolateSelfie will be featured on the BizFilings website and social media channels.
BizFilings provides services that helps small business owners form a corporation, an LLC, or other business structure quickly and efficiently online or by telephone. BizFilings also offers business filing and compliance products, such as registered agent services, to help businesses remain in compliance with regulations in various states and nationwide.
Wolters Kluwer is a global information services company that provides information, software, and services to professionals in four main areas: law, tax, finance and healthcare. The company reported 2014 annual revenues of EUR 3.7 billion ($4.2 billion). The group serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.