Julie Tittler

Boston, Massachusetts, US

CEO & Founder of Semafores, Inc.
Julie's Skills
Product Management
Design
Technical
Background

About Julie

I started this company because a caregiving miscommunication with my husband almost landed our son in the hospital. Not finding a product on the market which fit our complicated family caregiving needs, I decided to create one myself so others wouldn’t have to go through what we went through.

I started by consulting while researching how to start a business so that I’d have some starting funds. Soon I found out about MassChallenge. In 2013 we applied and became one of the finalists, even though we were an idea stage company at the time. One of the biggest things I learned during the accelerator was that, although I’m a very experienced engineer (software engineer since 1996), what I truly love is innovating and plotting a strategic course. I love interfacing with users and designing. What I don’t have is a business background. It’s the biggest hole on my founding team.

My ideal candidate must have an MBA. We are looking to work with medical groups and ACO’s, so work experience in the healthcare industry would be exceptionally helpful to us. Our focus is in family caregiving. To truly understand where we are going and our end-user base, it would be helpful to have been involved with family caregiving.

Advisors with a business background in the healthcare and/or mobile industries would be extremely helpful

Work Experience

CEO & Founder & Principal Engineer

Semafores, Inc.

July 2011 - December 2016