STC.UNM, the University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer and economic-development office, hosts its spring breakfast seminar series on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The featured speaker, Chad Person, is a co-founder and chief design officer at Seed Worthy, a local start-up that develops technologies for developers, designers, and Internet entrepreneurs.

Person will speak on “Ship, Brand, and Take Your New Product to Market Faster: Launching the BowTie Platform.” The hour long presentation begins at 8 a.m. in the auditorium of building 800 of the UNM Science & Technology Park, 800 University Blvd. SE.

Free parking is available in the parking garage directly west of building 800 at the corner of Basehart Road and Bradbury Drive.

The seminars are free and open to the UNM community and the public, but registration is required. Breakfast will be provided. To register by email or phone, contact Lindsay Stanich at or 272-7890.

BowTie, Seed Worthy's feature product, allows software developers to plug a simple application in and immediately turn it into salable product and business. BowTie is a new type of front-end hosting platform that lets developers launch Minimal Viable Products (MVPs) in minutes. Plug-and-play front-end designs, policy control, email, payments, user management, customer CRM, multiple git repos, and powerful platform-wide analytics turn an MVP into a market-ready product. Person will discuss how BowTie works, its market strategy and its upcoming formal market launch in March.

Person co-founded Seed Worthy in 2013, along with chief executive officer Scott Maloney and chief technology officer James Kassemi. Prior to establishing Seed Worthy, he held positions at @Pay, a secure email payment company, as chief revenue officer, managing customer relationships and growing the sales operations, and as director of creative and user experience, responsible for marketing strategy and branding.

Person was also the product manager for local design firm Ideum, where he was responsible for development and growth of the multitouch table line, led teams in the creation, engineering, and promotion of multiuser multitouch products, and designed multiuser multitouch interactive exhibits.