What better way to kick-off 2021 than to celebrate an amazing George Brown College graduate Jesse Thompson, Co-founder and CEO of Fetch Moto a brilliant tech company that is disrupting the automotive industry with impact for the end consumer.
Introduction and Vision
Jesse is a Product Designer with over 10 years of experience in designing software products. As co-founder of successful tech startup Fetch Moto, Jesse’s vision is to make the process of buying and selling automotive vehicles as simple and transparent as possible.
What’s your academic background?
I graduated from the Graphic Design program at St. Clair College, 2007, the Design Management program at George Brown College, 2009, and the User Experience Design program at Springboard, 2018.
What made you want to become an entrepreneur?
From an early age, I always wanted to be an inventor. I loved thinking of new product ideas that improved people’s lives in some way. I’ve always wanted to make these ideas real and I believe that it would have been a disservice to the world had I decided not to.
What fueled your decision to create Fetch Moto
I experienced firsthand how frustrating vehicle buying can be and I knew there would be a better way. I wanted to create a product that would help improve this experience for myself and millions of other consumers.
What successes have you enjoyed so far with building your company?
It’s been such a wonderful journey to date with so much to be proud of and celebrate but I think the highlights would have to be…
- Winning a Demo Day/Pitch Competition at the University of Windsor.
- Winning a “Tech Startup of the Year” award.
- Being accepted into the top business accelerator in Canada.
- Building a team
- Launching our product with such a positive uptake
What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Try to get traction and revenue on day one so that you can use the revenue to fund your efforts and get real customer feedback to help you build the product your customers need.
Website and Socials
Website – www.fecthmoto.com
Instagram – @fetchmoto
Facebook – fetchmoto
LinkedIn – fetchmoto