Dave Hertel, Founder

Designer, Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Dave is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Dave is looking for an adviser who

Has expertise in

Business Development Strategy Marketing

Relevant industries

Travel Technology

Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Dave

I'm pursing the delivery of exciting new experiences via technology (mobile, GPS, Augmented Reality, and more) to invigorate historic, tourist railroads. Merging the past, embracing the present and promoting their future sustainability. With 25+ years IT technical experience inside corporate environments, I'm pursuing my passion for supporting heritage railroads with hi-tech ideas (and I've got lots of ideas). I've done analysis on competition, some basic field research on the market, interviewed consumers and a few RR operators. While I'm confident my product vision is viable, I have no experience forming a start up team nor bringing a product to a consumer market.
I'm looking for seasoned partner / advisor to join me, preferably w/similar passion to preserve & promote the legacy of RR's with new solutions, to maintain operational viability for a new generation. Experience coordinating successful product build/launch, biz development, marketing, etc. are all needed.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Managing People
Product Management
Education

University of Phoenix

Information Technology

- 1998

DePaul University

Human Computer Interaction

- 2013

Certification

Gamification