Class of 2015


The CleanSlate UV system is a tabletop rapid device sanitizer for improved infection control. It sanitizes smartphones, tablets, glucometers, thermometers and a range of other portable electronics using UV light. Using RFID tags, the CleanSlate provides infection control staff with accurate compliance data on device sanitization.



Taylor Mann
Scott Mason
Chief of Business Dev.
Graeme Clark


What was the inspiration for your company?

Taylor Mann: Well, I (Taylor) came up with the idea to clean smartphones because I am a germaphobe. The inspiration to tackle the healthcare market came from speaking with a friend who was a nurse in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, where smartphones are banned because of the risk to the babies, but where parents regularly violate this ban for a variety of fairly heartbreaking reasons. That use case continues to drive us today.

What are your thoughts on Buffalo?

TM: I love Buffalo. I grew up just over an hour away on the Canadian side of the border, and my dad used to have Bills season tickets, so I spent a lot of my childhood travelling in and around this area. It is pretty clear to me that there is a renaissance going on here right now, and that’s why we’re so excited to become a part of the local ecosystem.

What is your personal motto?

TM: Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, have fun, work hard, and learn from your mistakes.