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The Jed Mahonis Group
Tim started The Jed Mahonis Group in 2012. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on The Jed Mahonis Group?
Growing up, I’ve always been into technology. I built my first website when I was in first grade, I built my first graphing calculator app when I was in sixth grade, and I used to run the internet’s largest website dedicated to Ralph Wiggum from The Simpsons.
I waited in line for the iPhone the day it launched in 2007, and I was instantly hooked. I knew I had to learn how to build software for this device. Eventually, I learned how to jailbreak my device which allowed me to run custom apps on it (this being before the launch of the App Store).
Even though I had a passion for technology, I never really wanted a career in it. My dream job was to work as a technical director for live television broadcasts, and the only class that was close to that at my school was the capstone course for the Professional Journalism program. I ended up switching my major from Computer Engineering to that and abandoned any dreams of professionally writing software.
I graduated from college in 2010 and did a lot of freelance video production work. I was set to accept a job at a TV station in northern Minnesota when I happened to grab lunch with one of my best friends from high school, Robert Bentley.
Rob graduated from college a few months after me with a degree in business, and he had a hunch that this “App Store” thing wasn’t going anywhere any time soon. His vision was to partner together on a business where we build iOS and Android apps. His focus would be on the business side of things and mine would be on the development side.
Being fresh out of college, we both had zero money saved up and zero contacts in the industry. The only “business” checkbox we could check was that we knew we were solving a problem people had, so we decided we could figure out the rest from there.
Because we were young and had a solid-enough support system behind us, we figured now was as good of a time as any to start a business. We each deposited $250 in a bank account and got to work learning not only how to develop apps for people, but also how to run a software development company.
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