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Tampa Bay Technology Incubator Welcomes EASA, Inc.

Company’s technology enables the codeless creation of enterprise-grade web apps

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 4, 2018) – EASA Inc., a global software solutions provider founded in 2002, has joined the University of South Florida’s Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI). The company transforms existing software workflows into scalable, collaborative and enterprise-grade web apps.

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EASA’s unique patented technology enables “citizen developers” to transform processes which involve a variety of tools - Excel spreadsheets, machine learning models, scripts and R code - into fit-for-purpose web apps. This is done within EASA’s low code environment. For an example, companies can use EASA software to share important Excel spreadsheet models with many end-users as secure web apps, thus ensuring that only the latest version of the spreadsheet is being used so calculations and data are accurate.

“Our customers use EASA to build and publish applications that are highly tailored to specific processes and tasks within their organization,” said Sebastian Dewhurst, Director of Business Development for EASA. “While the nature of EASA means that we see a wide variety of use-cases, by far the most common use of EASA is to deploy critical Excel spreadsheets as enterprise web apps, accessible to any authorized user, on desktops or mobile devices alike.”

EASA includes a codeless application builder that is used to create a user interface, link the interface to underlying software and databases, and to create custom reports. The company serves financial services, health care, communications, energy, and manufacturing industries.

As a TBTI Incubator company, EASA will receive in-house business development assistance from counselors, mentors and an entrepreneur-in-residence. Participants of the program also have access to office space as well as critical costly research equipment.

“Having an EASA office location at the University of South Florida was a priority,” said Dewhurst. “Being part of the TBTI and proximity to the University provides critical access to local talent and student interns.”


“We are so pleased that EASA has joined our Incubator program,” said Valerie Landrio McDevitt, USF associate vice president for technology transfer & business partnerships. “The goal of the TBTI is to meet the individual needs of companies like EASA and to provide the resources for successful business development and technology commercialization.”

For more information about EASA, Inc., please visit

About EASA Inc.
EASA enables the codeless creation of enterprise-grade web apps that drive existing Excel spreadsheets and other software assets. EASA technology uses include Democratization of Complex or Proprietary Processes, Secure Deployment of Excel Spreadsheets, Creation of Fit-For-Purpose Apps for Desktop and Mobile Devices and Automation & Integration of Business & Software Processes.

About the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
The University of South Florida's Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) is one vehicle through which USF CONNECT grows successful companies. TBTI supports technology research as a catalyst for economic development and advocates the creation and development of facilities for high-technology companies and related support functions. USF CONNECT focuses on the needs of Tampa Bay's technology and bio/life sciences entrepreneurs throughout the business life cycle, providing the facilities, partners and resources for successful business development. USF CONNECT offers access to technologies, workforce programs, technology commercialization, critical research equipment, and incubator facilities, adding value and delivering targeted, high level expertise to its member businesses.

About the University of South Florida
University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.