Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tech Startup Podcast: Jared Steffes of Matador Apps

Podcast #22 of 50, we chatted with Jared Steffes of Matador Apps. A very down-to-earth tech startup founder, Jared talked about his experience being an experienced entrepreneur.

We chatted about a variety of issues including how Jared stayed in stealth mode for the first six months, even at SXSW. We talked about how Jared got his first several beta clients, the tech startup scene in Chicago, and what keeps him motivated daily to continue to succeed as an entrepreneur.
More about Jared

Jared Steffes is a serial entrepreneur from Chicago. He has helped create Rt. 66 Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway, two video game studios, and most recently was a co-founder at Tap.Me.

While attending DePaul University he co-founded DePaul's Largest student organization, DeFRAG, which is centered around video gaming and development.

He also helped to develop DePaul's Video Game Development degree. Currently Jared is working on a new startup called Matador, a stock advisory service for smart phones, and is serving as a board member of International Game Developers Association of Chicago. Connect with Jared on Twitter @JaredSteffes and on LinkedIn.

More about Matador Apps

Matador is a Chicago based tech startup that is creating a new type of messaging service. Matador focuses on creating a platform that alerts users using push notifications that take the reader instantly to a larger and more thorough message.

Currently Matador is focused on bringing the technology to the stock and commodity advisory market and will eventually be opened as a public platform. Matador was founded by Jared Steffes, Kain Osterholt, and Andy Guinn in early 2012.

The service is currently in closed beta and scheduled to go live September 10, 2012.


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