Jared Marmen, Founder @ Chord Collar

July 23, 2018

Jared (@jsmarmen) is the founder of Barttron Inc. makers of the Chord Collar, a kind, smart Collar that will make the shock collar obsolete. He first began drawing up plans for Chord as a graduate engineering student at Johns Hopkins 2003 and never completely put it down. Before launching Chord, he was an engineer and product team lead for several military R&D projects, growing one $70k federal grant into a technology product line that generated a 24x return on investment.

Jared has a BS in physics from St. Mary’s College of MD, which is where he fell in love with his roommate's yellow lab Homer and later adopted Homer’s nephew Bart, the company's namesake. Jared has an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins, an old yellow lab named Nelson, and a very special puppy named Sprinkles. Barttron won the big check at the Accelerate Baltimore pitch night in April 2017 and launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in July 2018.

Podcast Highlights

  • Know your customer
  • Build your team from superstars from your past jobs
  • You have to hit a big milestone in the first 48hrs when crowdfunding

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