Joseph Phelan, Founder

Designer, Marketer, Business Developer

Boulder, Colorado, US

Joseph is looking for someone to join him/her or to join a startup

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Joseph is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Engineer Programmer

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology Art and Design

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Managing People
Sales
Marketing
Finance
Product Management
Joseph is open to joining a startup

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology Art and Design

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Sales
Marketing
Managing People
Product Management
Finance
Technical
Background

About Joseph

In 8th grade I started my own business. (can I call it that?) I was making t-shirts from designs that I had modified slightly using MS Paint and selling them at school. It was shortly after, I learned the importance of capital. That being said, it was a short-lived venture but I had found a love for employing myself, making money, and I longed to find out how to sell products. In high school I was emerged in anything that involved creativity. I was playing guitar in many different bands, and taking classes in photography and design. I learned quickly how to combine my two passions. I wanted to play venues and through research I learned how to build a brand... per say. Shortly after; I was taking pictures, writing descriptions, making ridiculous comparisons explaining about how we sound. It all came together in what they call a "Press Kit". We had a binder with a cover photo, a page about the band, and a demo. It was the beginning of a few years that included two bands, a couple dozen shows, two press kits, and a our fair-share of ticket sales. We were turning profits from playing. It would be about $50 between 4 of us and we were glad to spend our loot at the Kennedy Fried Chicken before the show. Since then I have been refining my skills and keeping busy between college and the U.S. Army National Guard. Now I am ready to take the next step. I am currently involved with a start up, but I'm looking for something to be my main focus.