In the heart of Salt Lake City’s tech scene, a team of visionaries found themselves at a pivotal moment. Jake Strack, the idea generator, had promised Jon Fisher, the pragmatic strategist, not to bring any more ideas to the table. They were already knee-deep in developing Community Cork, a digital bulletin board for coffee shops. But then COVID-19 hit, and the idea of people touching public screens became unthinkable. The project had to be paused.
Breaking his promise, Jake approached Jon and Suleiman Khader, “the tech wizard”, with a new concept: Click-to-Cluster technology. Jon was initially frustrated; they had agreed to focus. But as Jake unfolded the vision for miingl, a platform that could mimic real-world interactions in a digital space, Jon realized this idea had the power to change the world. The tech wizard, with a knack for turning ideas into code, immediately saw the potential and got to work. The trio knew they needed more firepower to bring this vision to life. Enter a marketing maven John Patsch, a revenue-generating machine.
John Patsch was already developing a digital event application. When he saw what miingl could do, he knew he had to be part of it. The decision was made to merge his project with miingl, adding another layer of innovation to the platform. John, a seasoned executive with a history of turning startups into success stories, became the Chief Revenue Officer.
As the team worked tirelessly, another groundbreaking feature was born: Call to Stage technology. This allowed hosts to invite attendees to speak, making digital events as interactive as real-world ones. But the team went a step further. They realized that genuine connections often happen after the main event, in those lingering conversations. So, they designed miingl to allow attendees to continue chatting, even after the host had left, replicating the organic flow of real-world interactions.
Today, miingl isn’t just a platform; it’s a revolution in how we connect online, led not by one but by a cohesive team of leaders. Each brought their unique skills and vision to the table, from Jake’s endless well of ideas to Jon’s strategic focus, and John Patsch’s revenue-generating acumen.
Together, they didn’t just create a platform; they redefined what digital interaction could be, turning fleeting online encounters into meaningful, lasting connections. And in doing so, they didn’t just change how we network; they changed what we thought was possible in a digital world.