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The Bit Factory Team

 

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Jack Hilton
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Co-founder of Wonderkiln, Quixby, 3Pivots, Glances, Inkhorn Limited and Extinct Corporation, Jack has experience working with software-related startups from B2B SaaS software to mobile games and social apps for the phone. He specializes in business practices, fundraising and strategy with a focus on coding. Previously, Jack worked for Hilton Music, Inc., overseeing  growth and expansion. He graduated from Walsh University with a Bachelor of Science in biology, magna cum laude.

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James Hilton
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Co-founder of Wonderkiln, 3Pivots, Inkhorn Limited and Extinct Corporation, James specializes in marketing, brand and strategy for startups. Previously, James worked in IT support at Discount Fence Supply and at Hilton Music, Inc. facilitating a multi-state expansion. He graduated from Walsh University with a Bachelor of Science in biology, magna cum laude. He studied advanced techniques in biological research and aided in the completion of multiple research programs.

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Austin Kettner
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Co-founder of Wonderkiln, Glances, Inkhorn and Extinct Corporation.  Austin specializes in design and product development with a focus on web sites, web design and modern technology. Austin is a member of Microsoft's Azure Group, and serves in a variety of business advisory roles. He has professional affiliations with Google, Microsoft, Rackspace and Heroku and has served as a support technician for AT&T.

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Chris Bolinger
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Co-founder of Summit Data Communications (acquired by Laird Technologies) and founder of Revitalized Ministries, a B2B business focusing on church technologies, Chris specializes in product management and marketing. Chris is passionate about startups and can help them quickly assess and prioritize milestones.