John Yu

Owner

Office Evolution

I am an entrepreneur, venture advisor and business leader with successful track record of helping companies launch innovative products in telecom and media. I have an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, MS in Systems Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

a little about me

In 2005 I helped start-up a company called Celluride with my partner Kevin Helpern. I also started my own management consulting firm called mTelligent Systems. My consulting engagement includes business strategy, product launch & go-to-market strategy, and technology implementation. My clients included both large and small tech startups.

Growth

WHAT I LOVE

In 2004 while working as a product owner at Nextel, I launched wireless industry’s first location-based service (LBS) app that leveraged a number of innovative technologies in mobile phones including GPS, J2ME and IP. I also launched award-winning Wireless LBS Platform, which was wireless industry’s first LBS platform offering LBS API that led to ecosystem of 3rd-party application developers and companies in fleet management, field service, and transportation industries as well as a flurry of LBS apps in number of other industries.

my why

Being a mentor keeps me engaged with the startup community and allows me to help entrepreneurs who have similar passion. Additionally, it helps me to network with other business leaders and entrepreneurs in the community.

STARTUPS I AM MENTORING

Spring Cohort 2018

Place Tempo

Lead Mentor

A regional startup accelerator program with a global focus backed by a community of mentors and supporters.

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