Jay Clouse is a writer and entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio.
He is currently the founder of Unreal Collective and cohost of the Upside podcast . Jay fell in love with building products through his first software startup, Tixers, a digital ticket exchange. Tixers was in the second class of the UpTech accelerator program in Covington, Kentucky, and raised a seed round of funding. After just a couple of years in business, Tixers was acquired in 2015.
In 2016, Jay worked as a product head with CrossChx, a venture-backed healthcare startup in Columbus, Ohio. There, he managed several hardware and software products and helped to launch two completely new products in the healthcare space. All along the way, Jay was actively engaged in the startup community as a local organizer and facilitator of Startup Weekend since 2012.
In 2017, Jay left CrossChx to combine his interests in product and community building through Unreal Collective, an online accelerator for founders and freelancers to find community and grow their businesses.
You can connect with Jay on social media @jayclouse or sign up for his daily blog at jayclouse.com.