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Julie Gomoll

Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

Chief Schemer, Jules Says. Previously CEO, LaunchPad Coworking.

Chief Schemer, Jules Says. Previously CEO, LaunchPad Coworking.

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Involved In

Founder

Go Media

Advisor

Firecat Studio

Positions

Integrated Marketing Strategist, Chief Schemer Jules Says 2008 - present
CEO LaunchPad Coworking October 2007 - 2009
Director, Product Development, Communities Excite/Excite@Home August 1996 - January 2000
Founder, CEO Go Media September 1987 - August 1996

Education

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts – Austin Culinary Arts 2013 - 2014

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Games
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • CPG
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I've been an entrepreneur most of my career. I have a reputation for spotting and capitalizing on trends early on. I was the first person in Austin to do production work on a Mac. That's how I came to found Go Media. We did production and design, and made the transition to web design and development in 1994. We were the first design firm in Austin, and one of the first in the country to build websites.

I sold Go Media to Excite in 1996, and my team became their Austin office. We did the strategy, design, and development of all their community products. We built the first standalone instant messaging program in the US (back then they were known as "Buddy Lists". Communities was the only profitable area of Excite.

When I founded Launchpad Coworking + Cafe, there were no coworking spaces in Austin. Very few people even knew what coworking was. Unfortunately I was a little to early on that one - after 3 years of a team of 6 working on it, we got caught up in the economic downturn and never opened. What an education that was! I'm a whole lot smarter now.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like to work with people with strengths in areas I don't. I want partners who really own their part of the work. While I've had success as an individual founder, I prefer collaborating. I'm at my best with a partner/peer with whom I can brainstorm, and explore, and disagree :)

As an Advisor

I like to dive in, learn the business, and help figure out the right strategy to move forward. I believe rapid iteration, creative testing methods, and a willingness to fail fast are critical to the success of startups.

I'm candid. OK, I'm blunt. Nothing personal. But if you already know you need to make some changes, let's get to the solution as quickly as possible.

I consider myself a strategist, and I'm really good at helping companies figuring out the best way to meet their goals.

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Lisa Maxwell
We worked together  •  Director of Development - Community Engagement, Austin Pets Alive! and Immediate Past President, Women Communicators of Austin.
Julie is great at getting to the heart of an issue and explaining why the obvious answer isn't necessarily the best answer.
Jenny Peterson
We worked together  •  Freelance Author, The Cancer Survivor's Garden Companion and Instructor, Craftsy.
Julie is so plugged in; she is aware of trends long before others are. She is a confident decision maker but is also very attune to others' ... opinions and thoughts. Julie has incredible analytical skills and focus, and is able to use those skills to effectively guide others towards their goals.
Rasha Proctor
We worked together  •  Account Manager, InsideView, Inc. Previously Strategic Customer Success Manager, InsideView, Inc.
Julie worked with various types of businesses and entrepreneurs. Her deep understanding of go-to-market strategies and knowledge of the cust ... omer experience make her a great advisor to ensure successful project launch
Kavita Patel
Product Management Leader, Various Clients. Previously Director, Product Management, Demand Media. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Julie had a long entrepreneurial history creating lots of interesting products online.
Susan Price
We worked together  •  User Experience Architect, Continuum Analytics and Licensee & Cofounder, TEDxSanAntonio. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Julie has experienced the full run-up from bootstrapped startup to acquired company to next-phase, funded enterprise and everything in betwe ... en. She knows product and program strategy and development, marketing (especially digital, but all marketing) and has the "get it done" secret sauce. She breaks through blocks, creates and maintains momentum.
Tom Lang
We worked together  •  Director of Engineering, McKissock LLC and Owner/President, Halsoft.com, Inc.. Michigan State grad.
Julie is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience building teams and making things happen.
Debbie Notkin
We worked together  •  Contracts Manager, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Freelance Writer/Editor, self.
Julie has a unique combination of skills; it was almost impossible to choose three. She is a brilliant graphic designer, with a flair for br ... anding. She understands web design and user experience at a really deep level. She thinks strategically and works collaboratively. She recently came in to help on the last stages of a very complicated and deep nonprofit website for which I was project manager. She instantly saw the issues we'd been grappling with, could articulate them clearly, offered innovative suggestions, and got us over the last hump to launch, all in a very timely and helpful fashion. Julie's services will improve whatever it is you want to design, make, or do, especially if graphic design, user interface, and product strategy are involved.
Peter A. Ravella
They're my friends  •  Owner, Principal, Peter A Ravella Consulting, LLC. Previously Coastal Management Director, Coastal Technology Corporation. Texas A&M grad.
She's smart as a whip, forward thinking, innovative and brave.
Steve Sanderson
We worked together  •  Resident Lean Startup Expert, Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company. Previously VP of Product Development, Food on the Table.
Julie provides a very pragmatic approach to driving results. She's got a strong thread of being a generalist, along with a deeper focus on ... marketing and user experience. Her direct nature is an asset in advising

Susan Price
User Experience Architect, Continuum Analytics and Licensee & Cofounder, TEDxSanAntonio. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Susan has an intuitive grasp of strategic & digital marketing, information architecture, and UX. Her vision and curiosity inspire innovation ... in every project she tackles. Her ability to convey that vision drives the creation strong, talented teams capable of taking on even the trickiest of projects. Her reputation as one of the most capable, insightful people in the industry is well-deserved!

Tom Lang
Director of Engineering, McKissock LLC and Owner/President, Halsoft.com, Inc.. Michigan State grad.
Tom's one of the best engineers I've ever worked with. He's one of those rare people who are more interested in finding the right answer tha ... n just being right. I'd co-found another business with him in a heartbeat.

Debbie Notkin
Contracts Manager, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Freelance Writer/Editor, self.

Debbie Notkin
Contracts Manager, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Freelance Writer/Editor, self.
I recently had the good fortune to work with Debbie in the late stages of a complicated non-profit website. It was just a great experience - ... she conveyed the problem areas clearly, was receptive to alternative approaches, and always responsive. I'd work with her again in a second!