Welcome to the conclusion of our inspiring discussion with Jared Judge, the Co-Founder and CEO of BookLive. In the previous episode, we explored Jared’s journey from musician to CEO and how his diverse skill set and entrepreneurial spirit led him to create BookLive, a platform that has revolutionized the wedding music industry. This week, Jared drops some fantastic advice that could help students Graduate a CEO. We’ll be delving into how Jared funded the development of BookLive and what advice he has for other entrepreneurs seeking funding. Jared’s insights on fundraising are particularly valuable, as he managed to bootstrap his startup and grow it into a successful company. His story is a testament to the power of persistence, hard work, and resourcefulness in achieving your entrepreneurial dreams. So, if you’re looking to start your own business or are simply seeking inspiration to help you along your journey, then this episode is for you.
About Jared Judge: Jared has had a diverse career in Music and Technology. Having two degrees in music, he served as an elementary and high school band director and ran a non-profit opera house. As a self-proclaimed tech geek, he has built many websites and apps. When he launched his wedding string quartet, Dream City Strings, it immediately became the top-gigging string quartet in Milwaukee. As the administrative work piled high, he launched BookLive as a tool to automate much of that work and to help other musicians run profitable live music businesses. BookLive now coaches hundreds of performing groups on making a living off of music through their training program Fulltime Music Academy.