Clarke Thrasher ’19 Named to Buffalo Inno Under 25 List
As co-founder of Helpt, a web-based marketplace that connects small business contractors and handymen to potential customers, Nichols School alumnus Clarke Thrasher ’19 is putting his entrepreneurial ambitions into practice. Thrasher was recently announced as one of five honorees on the Buffalo Inno Under 25 list, recognizing young entrepreneurs making an impact in Buffalo’s startup ecosystem.
Now a 20-year-old student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Thrasher is building Helpt alongside co-founder Matthew Kavanaugh, a University at Buffalo student. Thrasher and Kavanaugh have learned there are endless challenges in the details of building a tech startup, but instead of dimming their ambitious goals, it has only made them more determined.
"I have aspirations to build and operate companies and solve environmental, social and economic challenges,” Thrasher said in an interview with Buffalo Business First. “I just want to create companies, man, and put Buffalo on the map.”