The Startup Garage
777 South Coast Hwy Suite 215 • Solana Beach, CA 92075 email@example.com 920-853-6736 858-344-5163 – cell
Tyler Jensen- Founder and CEO Tyler is the founder of The Startup Garage, a business planning and startup services firm specializing in helping entrepreneurs and business owners achieve success in their lives. Tyler is also the founder of The New Wave Project, a personal internet incubator that is developing ideas into businesses. Tyler is the founder of VAVi, a sport & social club which he grew to over 25,000 members in six years, was recognized as San Diego’s 30th fastest growing private company in 2006 by the San Diego Business Journal and 32nd fastest in 2007, and sold for over 25X the capital investment. Tyler’s background and experience includes: sales, marketing, business and website development, and internet strategy. Tyler has developed an extensive network of business relationships focused on rapidly expanding companies. He specializes in the development of creative ideas, problem solving and effective and efficient planning in numerous areas of business. Tyler is quite knowledgeable in a broad range of growth issues including strategies for accelerating growth, development of the company’s business plan, strategic direction, sales and marketing, management team development, recruiting and motivating employees and numerous other operational and strategic issues. Tyler is a serial entrepreneur, investor and strategic advisor and he is passionate about assisting other entrepreneurs. Prior to launching VAVi, Tyler served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Tim Kane for Congress where he crafted and managed all aspects of launching and managing a United States Congressional Campaign. Tyler was responsible for fundraising plan creation and execution, staff and volunteer recruitment & management, and marketing plan design and implementation, including design and production of campaign promotional materials and other creative marketing initiatives that led to substantially increased name recognition and voter support. Before launching Tim Kane’s Congressional Campaign, Tyler founded School For Less, a student discount purchasing card focused on college students. Tyler was able to achieve a phenomenal 500% Return on Investment within two months of starting this highly entrepreneurial venture. Tyler graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce with concentrations in Marketing and Management. Additionally, Tyler completed an International Study Program in Copenhagen, Denmark where he studied International business visiting European companies. Prior to starting Vavi in 2002, Tyler provided strategic marketing advisory services to KØge Internet, a Danish web design company on a variety of issues including: SWOT analysis, resource analysis, financial audit and evaluation, industry positioning, market research, product mix and sales strategy, business planning and establishing of strategic goals and objectives, development of marketing plan and presentations to the Board of Directors. Tyler previously served on several non profits and technology Board of Director. Tyler was born in Virginia and enjoys surfing, traveling, snowboarding, and loves yoga.