Steve Meyer – Founder / CEO / President / Chief Architect
After helping Co-Found and build the leading DATABUS (ANSI X3J15 PL/B Programming Language) compiler developer in the emerging PC market then helping launch what subsequently became a major international software distribution firm in Paris, Steve bootstrapped Avanti from a single person startup to one of the leading software development firms for the Novell NetWare Server platform in the emerging LAN/WAN market. Avanti’s products have been used by companies and organizations ranging from SMBs to Fortune 500, as well as educational institutions and numerous branches of the U.S. government. As a result of building a global distribution network of Value Added Resellers capable of providing local sales and support, Avanti’s products were installed at thousands of sites and used to manage tens of thousands of NetWare Servers throughout the U.S. and around the world.
After sunsetting the company back in 2012, Steve became an Advisor then the CEO of an EdTech E-Commerce startup which was subsequently acquired in 2014. More recently, he has been a Mentor / Advisor to numerous startups participating in accelerator programs including the University of Texas’ Austin Technology Incubator, Techstars (Austin / Denver), Patriot Boot Camp, and MassChallenge ATX, as well as helping early stage entrepreneurs through Angel List, CoFoundersLab, Galvanize and other platforms. Named one of Techstar Austins “Top 5 Mentors” for 2016 /and 2019, as well as being on the Selection Committee from 2016 through 2019, Steve continues to support the startup community while keeping an eye out for his next project.