EasyPaint Selected to Compete in TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 Startup Battlefield Challenge
Paint service tapped for world’s leading tech startup competition and a chance to win grand prize
Washington, DC (September 21, 2015) – EasyPaint just announced that it was tapped to participate in TechCrunch Disrupt 2015, the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies, and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. With thousands of companies applying for the Startup Battlefield Challenge and vying for the grand prize of $50,000, just 2.5 percent of the applicants are invited to participate. This year, at the San Francisco-based event held from September 21 to 23, EasyPaint is one of the 25 tech startups selected to be in this extremely competitive playing field.
The original idea for the Washington, DC-based EasyPaint was formed back in 2011 when CEO Marty Cornish managed a store for national paint supplier Sherwin-Williams. He saw firsthand the disconnect and frustration between homeowners and painters and recruited friend and coworker Oliver Harriehausen, who is EasyPaint’s COO, to start kicking around a solution. Last year, Denis Abrams, the former CEO of Benjamin Moore, joined the team to become EasyPaint’s Executive Chairman. The trio launched their new product, which simplifies the painting process from start to finish, in the pilot market of Washington, DC in January of this year.
“TechCrunch Disrupt is all about showcasing companies working toward a better future for all and we’re honored to be selected to participate,” says EasyPaint CEO Marty Cornish. “Hiring painters today is frustrating, primarily due to outdated technology and ineffective communication. We are disrupting the paint contracting industry by improving the process from start to finish.”
EasyPaint provides a seamless, comprehensive and enjoyable painting process. By visiting EasyPaint.com, answering a few quick questions, submitting photos of spaces to be painted, and scheduling the date and time that work best, the consumer receives an all-inclusive quote within 24 hours. EasyPaint partners exclusively with the best painting companies to ensure the entire painting process is quick, professional and hassle free. All certified EasyPaint painters are insured, licensed, background-checked, and have at least five years experience. EasyPaint offers the accountability that the industry has been lacking by guaranteeing the high-quality painting results. There is also an option to request color consultation, provided by one of the area’s top interior designers.
“The opportunity to be involved in TechCrunch Disrupt gives us the platform to share our vision for changing the painting industry,” says EasyPaint COO Oliver Harriehausen. It’s an exciting time for the company, especially with the addition of advisors Scott Abbott, former CEO of Five Star Painting, and Aaron Lee, former CTO of The Home Depot. With their advice, the founders’ knowledge of the painting industry, and partnerships with the best painters, EasyPaint provides a team approach to providing the best possible solution for consumers’ painting needs.
EasyPaint is an online service offering an end-to-end paint contracting service for general contractors, interior designers and realtors. Founded in 2014 by former CEO of Benjamin-Moore Paints Denis Abrams, along with Oliver Harriehausen and Marty Cornish from Sherwin-Williams, the company’s mission is to help people love their homes through the world’s most trusted and convenient painting experience available. EasyPaint offers accountability, security, and comfort in an industry that has been sorely lacking all three. Take the pain out of painting at EasyPaint.com.
About TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015
TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where 25 new companies will launch for the first time onstage, selected to present from numerous applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015, held May 4-6, 2015 at the Manhattan Center, was TechCrunch’s sixth annual conference in New York City. For more information, visit techcrunch.com/event-info/disrupt-sf-2015/.