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Please enter an extended description of your team below (2000 characters-with spaces-or less, or roughly 500 words)The LiftSync team is made up of 7 key members brought together by Startup Weekend Tampa. Matt, Pat, and Mariner founded the idea and brought it to the competition. At this time Derek, Hector, Edward, and Bianca were added to the team. Matt, a junior entrepreneurship major at the University of Tampa is a Tampa native and is well connected throughout the community. He has participated in other accelerator programs in Tampa and his legal connections and hardworking attitude have been crucial to the success of LiftSync. Pat, a Junior at the University of Tampa, originally from Buffalo brings many engineering connections to our team. Pat is a philosophy and international business major, which provides the team a fantastic new perspective. His experience in sales will make him essential to pitching our product to investors. Mariner is a Junior international business major at the University of Tampa and has educational experience in marketing and international business. His knowledge of our target market will allow us to create a strong social media presence and get the word out on LiftSync. Derek is a Senior at The University of Tampa and will be graduating in the spring with a degree in business management. He has experience in operations with a large corporation and direct customer service as well. He founded a team on campus and lead that team for 2 years. His experience will allow him to conduct many of the day-to-day operations of our business going forward. Hector is a Tampa native who works as an electrical engineer. His knowledge of the field will assist us greatly in prototyping and optimizing our final design of our product, as well as improving the design in the future. Ed is an experienced developer that provides our team crucial tech knowledge and allows us to develop our application internally. He has been in the industry for over 15 years and has worked with numerous companies. Bianca, Daughter of Ed is a Tampa Bay native and a young protégé following in her father’s footsteps. Her baseline knowledge and her drive to learn more will allow her career to grow alongside our business.