Growing up in Chicago, JJ was in high school when he decided to spend the $5k he had been saving for a car to start a business. Since then he has been passionate about taking risks to find new ways of solving problems. He joined GAN as one of the first employees, and since then has helped build it into the most respected global network of accelerators. With the mission of giving startups the power to grow their business from wherever they are, JJ helps connect founders with strategic corporates and investors. He recently launched the GAN Partner Network where companies like IBM, Mastercard, and Comcast are working together to support startups.