Erik Maltais

Erik Maltais

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.

Florida High Tech

RISE OF THE REST: Democratizing Seed Funding for Startups in Florida and Beyond

Startup of the Year

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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"The Rise of the Rest Class of 2019: Meet the five winning founders from Rise of the Rest 8.0"

Medical Design Briefs

"BIOMED: VR Technology Delivers Real-Time Medtech Training"

Tampa Bay Inno

"The Tampa VR Company That Won $100,000 from a National Tour"

83 Degrees

"Tampa startup Immertec wins Rise of the Rest pitch competition"

Tampa Bay Times

"Rise of the Rest brings its focus on startups to Tampa Bay, awards Immertec $100,000"

News Channel 8

Video interview with WFLA News Channel 8


"Doctors use virtual reality to train for operating room"

My Area Network

"Immertec Revolutionizes the Medical Community with Real-Time Virtual Training for Physicians"

My Area Network 813

"Immertec makes it possible to train doctors from anywhere in the world"

"IMMERTEC is a virtual reality technology company helping surgeons learn new medical practices in a fully immersive environment."

Tampa Bay Business Journal

"The final eight finalists will pitch to the Rise of the Rest and local judges on May 1."

Revolution Blog

"Meet the companies that will pitch Steve Case and the Revolution team on the upcoming Rise of the Rest Road Trip."

"Potentially life-saving VR technology being developed in Tampa Bay"

"Florida startup, immertec, looks to challenge florida’s “sleepy” tech reputation"

"Tampa virtual reality firm to work with Johnson & Johnson for pilot program"

"Mobilizing Your Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystem"

"Virtual reality changes health care in Tampa Bay"

Immertec Wins TiEcon Florida 2019

"Takeaways From Synapse Summit 2019"

"A VR-medical-device-training startup a day keeps the FOMO away."

"Un emprendedor hispano a tiempo completo"

Synapse Summit Interview

"Synapse Summit seeks to knit together a growing Tampa Bay startup community"

"Learn how one local startup is using virtual reality to save lives."

"Meet the 25 Startups Pitching at Startup Night SXSW 2019"

"Tampa-based virtual reality tech firm works to partner with local health care leaders"

"Featured Founder: Erik Maltais Of Immertec"

"Local company advancing virtual reality for medical training"

"Tampa Virtual Reality Startup Announces Major Pilot with J&J to Train 3,000+ Doctors with VR"

"Vetting America - Erik Maltais"

"2018 in review: Erik Maltais, Immersive Tech, Inc."

"Meet the finalists for TiEcon Florida’s pitch competition"