Ty Mathen

Founder & CEO at UpValet

I'm passionate about leadership, business models, and entrepreneurship. With strength and focus in business development and sales leadership.

Brief summary of my professional career; I joined the US NAVY as an Intelligence Specialist and was stationed onboard the famously known USS Enterprise and was lucky to have been briefly assigned to Joint Task Force 170 located at GITMO in Cuba.

In 2003 after my departure from the Military, I started working in the automotive industry as a sales rep. Using my natural skills as a salesman I was quickly promoted into the F&I department where I continued to work until June 2011 when I decided to leave and pursue my dreams of working with a company in technology.

Since leaving the automotive industry I've successfully completed Startup Weekend and Gazelle Labs seed stage business accelerator program. I launched two mobile applications TagTexter and dropost.it (featured on TechCrunch) and joined Prospect Smarter, a marketing & technology company, as the VP of Sales.

I currently sit on the advisory board for Tampa Bay WaVe and recently launched a philanthropic project called Apps with a Purpose working with kids in local hospitals teaching them about entrepreneurship and technology.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, February 10

1:30pm EST