Chad Bookidis


Austin, Texas, US

Founder at HappiCampr
Chad's Skills
Product Management
Business Development
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Chad

About me: Entrepreneur, Creator, Comedian, Laugher, Sailor, Cyclist, Fly-fisher, and Foodie. I founded HappiCampr because finding a summer camp for your kids is hard.

HappiCampr, Inc. is an Austin-based marketplace startup designed to easily and seamlessly match parents (and their children) with the ideal summer camp or enrichment activities. It is also meant to foster business growth for companies who offer those services. We recognize and passionately believe in the “Magic of Camp” and want to let the whole world in on it.

We’re seeking funding, mentorship and cofounders. Specifically a strategic-thinking full stack TECHNICAL veteran and a strategic-thinking GO-TO-MARKET wiz. Bonus if you have a successful exit under your belt.

We’re about a month away from launching a revenue-generating beta. Investors have sniffed at us, but say HappiCampr is lacking a legit management team that checks all the boxes. That you?


Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me. - Steve Jobs

Work Experience



January 2017 - Today

We believe in the “Magic of Camp” and want to let the whole world in on it. HappiCampr is a marketplace start up based in Austin, Texas full of passionate parents who believe there’s a better way to plan your summer… and beyond. We got started because as parents we struggle with planning summer camps for our kids. All of our research, questions, sharing, texts, emails and Facebook posts is more work than it should be.


California State University - Long Beach


1990 - 1993