Co-Founder & CEO of IMMERTEC
Phone: +1 (650) 353-5503
Bunker Labs City Leader
1st Place Winner of Rise of the Rest 2019
1st Place Winner of TiEcon Florida 2019
Startup of the Year™ SXSW Competitor 2019
Erik Maltais is the co-founder and CEO of IMMERTEC. With over 10 years of experience in forging international business relationships and creating e-commerce businesses, Erik is no stranger to leading companies to success. Even when he was just fourteen years old, his natural entrepreneurial instinct enabled him to identify business opportunities. At this age, he started his first venture after recognizing there were no ice cream trucks in his hometown of Manchester, NH. Forming a partnership with a neighboring state ice cream truck company, he started a business that generated revenues of often $5,000 per day, even making as much as $30,000 on the 4th of July alone.
He later went on to serve his country in the US Marines Corps. He served one year in Iraq, where he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon. After his time in the Middle East, Erik was accepted to serve in the prestigious Marine Embassy Security Duty. Erik served three-years protecting American embassies in Europe, Asia, and South America. Erik’s standout leadership and determination had him specially selected to augment Whitehouse and POTUS security during George W. Bush's presidential travels to the Beijing Olympics, Sharm El Sheik, and Berlin.
After his tenure in the Marines, Erik returned to sunny Florida to finish his education and start his new life. Once again, his commitment to self-growth and passion for learning allowed him to graduate from USF with a BA in Accounting and a BS in Economics.
Erik’s entrepreneurial spirit arose once again when he founded BBQ-aid, an e-commerce business based on selling high-quality BBQ accessories. Starting this business with only a few thousand dollars, Erik leveraged his resourcefulness and dedication to rapidly grow BBQ-aid’s revenues to 7 figures in less than 3 years before successfully exiting the business.
Erik recognized future market opportunities yet once again in the world of Virtual Reality, and together with Jon Clagg formed the foundation for IMMERTEC’s proprietary, live-streaming VR software. Erik and Jon knew VR was going to be much more than video games and consumer experiences. There was a true opportunity to create business value and this is exactly what they sought out to do.
Frank Gruber is joined by his co-hosts to discuss the respective winners of the Orlando, Space Coast, Tampa, Miami, and Puerto Rico pitch competitions: AireHealth, Atomos, Immertec, Xendoo, and Abartys Health.
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"IMMERTEC is a virtual reality technology company helping surgeons learn new medical practices in a fully immersive environment."