TopOPPS CEO Jim Eberlin recently invests in start up Early Adopter Labs. Based in the growing Old North City neighborhood of St. Louis, Early Adopter Labs delivers hosted, managed and virtualized software testing services at a much lower price-point than traditional services models. TopOPPS is Early Adopter Labs first big customer. Eberlin says he invested for two key reasons – Early Adopter Labs is stacked with top-performing services personnel from large QA services companies such as CSC. Second, Eberlin believes Early Adopter Labs will offer education and employment to blighted areas and stabilizing the redevelopment of downtown St. Louis with sustainable businesses. Early Adopter Labs does this by educating and training quality assurance specialists in the technology industry chosen from the lower-cost urban workforce and delivering a highly standardized and efficient testing framework that yields superior results. Early Adopter Labs is already off to a quick start in their development with specialists already seeing job placement.