John Mueller is an assistant professor at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo where he teaches entrepreneurship. Prior to working on his PhD in Entrepreneurship at the University of Louisville, he started and ran several businesses in the software industry, including GolfSolutions.com. His work experiences have allowed him to live and work in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He enjoys being involved with exciting businesses in the startup community.
In 1993, Mark Smutek bought a little red building in downtown Kalamazoo to start Water Street Coffee Joint. The location was the beginning of Water Street Coffee Joint, which serves steaming hot coffee to the residents of Kalamazoo.