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John Backes

Entrepreneur • Advisor Dallas/Fort Worth Area, US

Founder, DXZ Media, Realfolio, and RE-Tech. Founder of $10mm boutique pharmacy. Advisor, recruiting tech, supply chain, real estate.

Founder, DXZ Media, Realfolio, and RE-Tech. Founder of $10mm boutique pharmacy. Advisor, recruiting tech, supply chain, real estate.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

MOTIVE Real Estate Technology Accelerator
#realtechdallas
RealTechCities.com
DXZ Media
Realfolio
Pride Pharmacy Group

Advisor

Pride Pharmacy Group
Pathways.tv
PoshPublic
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Pathways Platform
GSCS

Positions

Founder MOTIVE Real Estate Technology Accelerator June 2015 - present
Co Founder #realtechdallas June 2014 - present
Founder RealTechCities.com January 2015 - present
Advisor PoshPublic March 2015 - present
Mentor The Dallas Entrepreneur Center December 2014 - present
Chairman Innovative City Committee - Dallas Ideas April 2015 - present
Strategy, Partnerships, Business Design, Founder DXZ Media May 2012 - present
Founder Realfolio June 2013 - November 2014
Advisor, Strategy Consultant, Investor Representative Pathways Platform April 2011 - May 2012
Advisor, Strategy Consultant, Investor Representative GSCS January 2010 - May 2012
Co-Founder, VP of Business Development Pride Pharmacy Group November 2009 - May 2012
Director Provident Capital Ventures June 2009 - May 2012
Senior Analyst, Associate Moran & Company August 2006 - August 2009

Education

University of Pennsylvania International Relations 2002 - 2005
St. Mark's School of Texas 1990 - 2002

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Games
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Real Estate
  • • Education
  • • Analytics
  • • Strategy
  • • Enterprise

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Entrepreneur • Business Development • Business Strategy • Financial analysis

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I bring high-impact intensity to people that I advise. I use an inductive method and experience on both sides of the table to draw out flaws in thinking and methodology. My goal is twofold: to determine whether the plan meets the execution, and to bring the advisee to a higher level of vision and confidence to get there.

I'm fairly to the point, love considering challenging situations, and I'll tell you quickly if I don't know how to help.

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Vouches Received

2
Vouches Given

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Vouch for them.

Trey Bowles
They're my friends  •  Cofounder and CEO, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Chair, Startup America: Texas Region.
John is a proven entrepreneur who is working on a new project which will be a great play in the real estate space. He is going to be success ... ful in whatever he does. A great founder and visionary that has a plan for success and a clear plan to execute on this vision
Danny Gutknecht
We worked together  •  CEO/Co-Founder, Pathways TV. Previously CEO/Co-founder, InHouse Assist. Arizona State grad.
John has all the ingredients for a successful entrepreneurial journey. Integrity, intelligence, persistence and a thirst for constant discov ... ery of the unfolding truth. I have dealt with john as an advisor, investor, peer and now a friend - I have no hesitations vouching for him.
Tammy Mize Johnson
Product Marketing, Ed Tech, Americas, Texas Instruments and Co-Founder, Business Development, Brevida.

Tammy Mize Johnson
Product Marketing, Ed Tech, Americas, Texas Instruments and Co-Founder, Business Development, Brevida.
Tammy is a passionate trendsetter who believes in the power of her vision. She is enthusiastic and outgoing, and sells by drawing you in, no ... t by pushing.

Saurabh Gupta
They're my mentor  •  Head of BusDev and strategic partnerships @ChannelGrowth, Founder @cohopping, Previously, software sales
Saurabh has solid technical skills, tenacity, eagerness to learn, communication skills, and a strong understanding of his market. He will be ... served by advisement and expertise in bootstrapping, marketing, value creation, and the dynamics of organizations and crowds.