Detroit's Ubi leverages Silicon Valley to launch online video platform

Ubi Video, the Detroit-based Internet start-up, is launching its Internet video platform with help from Silicon Valley this month.

Ubi Video is creating a software that aggregates online videos into one place. Think of it as a search engine for video surfers in search of their favorite TV show episode or other piece of media. The start-up is working toward adding athletic games and events, too.

"We have a number of movies as well," says James Norman, founder & CEO of Ubi Video. "We will be launching apps soon where you can watch your Netflix."

Norman and his team of four people have been working on Ubi Video from their Rivertown space. Norman was accepted to the NewME Accelerator program in February, which led to him and his team going back and forth between San Francisco and Detroit to work on their start-up to leverage Silicon Valley expertise.

"People here are early adopters," Norman says. "It's across the board, whether you are 40 years old or 15 years old."

Source: James Norman, founder & CEO of Ubi Video
Writer: Jon Zemke

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