Joe Famalette has immersed himself into the entrepreneurial world from a young age. Joe is the founder and CEO of Bloon Studios, a company dedicated to helping talented music artists build their fan base. Joe's team consists of software engineers working at Microsoft and Success Factors, marketing ambassadors from around the country and a number of talented in-house musicians. Bloon Studios' current roster reaches over 1 million unique fans each day. Driven and determined, Joe fought through the challenges that every new business leader faces when they set out to change the world. His journey led him to re-launch Startup Grind's Minneapolis chapter where he operated as the Director from March 2014 to August 2014. Now, Joe looks forward to bringing Startup Grind back to Los Angeles and it's booming community of entrepreneurs.
Cody is presently Managing Director for Techstars in Los Angeles where he is working along with The Walt Disney Company to deliver Disney Accelerator.
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