Small Business Leaders Share Advice: Jack Gonzalez

Jack Gonzalez, MapJam Co-Founder and Co-CEO

November 24, 2014

Jack Gonzalez is the Co-Founder and CEO at MapJam, a next generation location marketing firm empowering brands to create and distribute customized, up-to-date maps with contextualized location “live” information to their customers. MapJam provides brands the best experience for their users by adding a unique level of personalization to maps. This unique customization transforms the way maps are marketed, shared and consumed.

HOW HAS BUSINESS CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED?

We moved to the U.S. and our platform has developed its functionality leveraging open sourced technology. We’ve partnered up with one of the largest mapping companies in the world to offer MapJam as an added value consumer-facing product to their clients.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE AS A BUSINESS FOUNDER?

The biggest challenge for me has been time and resources.

MOST PROUD OF?

I am most proud when I see our maps on someone else’s website and what we’ve achieved with very little, to date.

WHAT'S YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS?

Solving other people’s problems - seeing our mapping platform on other businesses’ websites and promoted everywhere on social media by users.

IF YOU WEREN'T RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

Sailing

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