About Expertise Finder
I believe in using software to solve inefficiencies. I have designed an interface for radars, written automation code for a production-line packaging device, and generated heating profiles for jet engines.
While working as a TV producer I struggled to find people with the right expertise to interview. My work as a journalist started with reports for CBC Radio from Moldova and Kazakhstan.
Early history of Expertise Finder
- Stavros Rougas was working as a TV producer struggling to find academics to interview
- Stavros and Ebrahim Ashrafizadeh met in 2010
- 2010 accepted into the VeloCity Garage incubator (University of Waterloo) which has jump started numerous startups
- 2011 launched network of academic experts
- 2012 built cloud based experts directory software
- 2012 first clients for Kosmos experts directory software
Today we have over 2 million visitors per year and help clients from across North America promote their experts