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My experience and interest is in software, engineering, analytics, AI, strategy, product, marketing and executive leadership. I have founded, led and contributed to the success of several early stage, growth and public companies. My industry experience includes serving consumers and enterprises in the internet, IT, automotive, aerospace, general machinery, health and wellness sectors.
Over the past few years I have focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and new venture growth and success in my local communities. I have mentored and worked with over 70 startups in the St Louis region alone. A typical day includes working with founders and their startups on strategy, business models, product-market fit, business development, investments and introductions.
I enjoy supporting and working with several non-profits, economic development, civic, educational institutions and corporations that value and promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurship and innovation continues to be one of the biggest comparative advantages for the United States of America.
Dave Jones is a creative entrepreneur with expertise in applying technology to solve problems.
Dave has been consulting fortune 500 manufacturers to startups for over 15 years accelerating time to market of quality cutting edge electronic products.
As an electrical engineer Dave has worked with NASA space flight operations and has designed troves of products for medical, industrial, commercial, automotive, and military OEMs. Examples of work include automated furniture, commercial and residential HVAC controllers, racing fuel injectors, operating room equipment, distributed restaurant control systems, high voltage power solutions, military radar and environmental products, industrial and consumer smart lighting, as well as many wireless IoT and smart phone controlled products.
In 2002, Dave founded Dave Engineering Design Works. DE Design Works is a leader in full service napkin sketch to production. DE focuses on custom circuit board hardware design, software, quick turn prototypes, and product development management. DE has development partnerships with Microchip, TI, ADI, Apple, and Google and trusted supply chain partners with domestic and overseas manufacturing, procurement, and logistics solutions in electronics.
Dave is a former touring musician, co-founder of JATMEK Inc, founder of DonateTech4STEM.org, board member for multiple small business, and a member of Bluetooth SIG, IEEE, and SAE.