Lassonde’s B.E.S.T. Hub helps provide launching pad for Beam Messenger
The Beam Propulsion Lab has raised $450,000 in seed funding for Beam Messenger, a first messaging app that allows users to see every letter the other person is typing as the person texts.
Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (B.E.S.T.) is the entrepreneurship program at Lassonde that includes a dedicated space – The B.E.S.T. Hub – for start ups to develop their business ventures.
“The new capital will allow us to scale operations and expand to more countries, where people have been waiting for the app’s release,” said Beam CEO Alec Gordon.
“Beam is the first true real time messaging app. Our patent-pending technology allows the user to engage in a conversation in previously unseen ways,” said Gordon.
“Texts over Beam more closely resemble verbal speech and, as such, allow for a more fun and responsive chat experience than any other texting app out there.”
“The B.E.S.T. Hub at Lassonde has assisted us with space, technology and guidance to help transform a promising concept into a high-growth product. I am happy to know York University is providing the necessary ingredients to help students get started and build new foundations,” he added.
“We are absolutely thrilled for Alec and Beam Propulsion Lab in securing their seed fund and wish them every continued success. The B.E.S.T. Hub is delighted to be supporting creative and talented entrepreneurs at Lassonde and across York University,” said Professor Andrew Maxwell, Director of B.E.S.T.
You can download the app for free on Android Google Play store, with the iOS app launching in the next month.