Drew Austin

Kings County, New York, US

CEO & Co-Founder at Wade & Wendy
Drew's Skills
Business Development
Fundraising
Marketing
Product Management
Background

About Drew

I launched my first startup in 2004 as a student at Syracuse University, Precious Time, a college concierge service. While running Precious Time, I led the development of a consumer facing online food ordering system as well as reservation management platform.

In 2009, I co-founded Campus Socialite Media. The Campus Socialite is a publishing vehicle that provides a platform for college students around the country to create lifestyle related content. TheCampusSocialite.com reached an audience of roughly 1 million visitors per month amongst the target 18-26 college student demographic.

Campus Socialite Media spun off to become The Convos in order to increase focus on the development and implementation of marketing programs on college campuses nationwide. Working with brands such as Axe, Toyota Scion, CampusFood, Tip or Skip and Fox Searchlight Pictures, The Convos builds extensive programs to increase brand awareness, engagement, and customer acquisition.

The Convos recently developed the first mobile software solution for managing brand ambassador programs remotely on college campuses. This mobile application and management system has been released into private Beta in early 2013.

I became a co-founder at Augmate in May of 2013. Software development firm focusing on digital eyewear business efficiency solutions.

Work Experience

Director of Data Engineering

Lucera HQ

November 2013 - December 2016