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Andy Bass

Advisor Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area, US

Co-Founder & CTO, Conpoto. Formerly Co-Founder & VP Technology, LeanLogistics. Passionate about taking startups to the next level.

Co-Founder & CTO, Conpoto. Formerly Co-Founder & VP Technology, LeanLogistics. Passionate about taking startups to the next level.

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Involved In


Grand Rapids Free-Net


CTO Local Orbit September 2015 - present
Technology Architect Digital Commerce May 1997 - August 1999
Consultant Advanced Systems Group May 1995 - May 1997
Founder & CTO Conpoto November 2012 - present
Founder & VP Technology LeanLogistics September 1999 - November 2012
Technology Architect Digital Commerce Corporation May 1997 - August 1999
Consultant thinkASG May 1995 - May 1997
Founder & Executive Director Grand Rapids Free-Net 1993 - 1996
Manager of Information Services Bethany Christian Services 1989 - 1995


Leadership Holland 2010 - 2011
Calvin College Computer Science 1985 - 1989

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Local
  • • Payments
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Mobile
  • • Transportation
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I've been involved in the West Michigan startup community since the early 1990's, when I created the area's the first ISP - the Grand Rapids Freenet. Since then, I have been part of starting and growing several other companies, including LeanLogistics - a leader in the SaaS supply chain space, and Conpoto, my current project.

I have a wide variety of experience, in both technical, and non-technical roles, from web and mobile development, to platform and infrastructure design and management, to sales and marketing.

I'm passionate about entrepreneurs, and always willing to help other startups to get to the next level.

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Gary Kuyper, MBA, PMP, CSM, CLP
They're my friends  •  Medical Software Product Manager, VP, CIO, University Professor and Director of Marketing, WMPMI -
Andy is a guy with great ideas who has the ability to get them done!
Al Juarez
We worked together  •  Partner / Vice President Sales & Business Development, GeLo Inc. and Sales & Business Development, Idea-To-Revenue Partners.
Andy is really good at distilling and defining problems to determine where technology can be a solution and how to build a sustainable and s ... calable business model around the solution.
Garrick Pohl
We worked together  •  CEO, Zipments. Previously HEI - Entrepreneur in Residence, Hope College.
Andy has solid technical and business skills. He has a good grasp on all aspects of business and has experience in both large and small org ... anizations. Best of all, he was a part of the executive team who went from a small company to a large one with a successful exit. His experience, perspective and technical and business acumen makes him an extremely valuable advisor to any organization.
Craig Hall
We worked together  •  Entrepreneurial Advisory Council Member, Purdue University and Board Member, Cascade Engineering. Purdue grad.
Andy is one of the most complete CTO's that I know. I have had the privilege of working with him in three startups.
Mike Morin
They're my investor  •  Active in building the Grand Rapids Michigan start-up ecosystem. Have been both a Founder and a Funder.
Andy is one of the most intelligent system architects I have encountered. Further, he has outstanding personal communication skills related ... to technical issues.