Baptiste knows firsthand that a trust fund or an MBA isn't necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. His insight shows how to build an astoundingly successful tech startup with nothing but a good idea, a little money, and a lot of passion.
Jason L. Baptiste is the CEO and cofounder of Onswipe, a platform for tablet publishing and advertising and one of "Time"'s 10 Best Start-ups in 2011. Baptiste has been named to "BusinessWeek"'s Top 25 Under 25 entrepreneurs and "Inc.'"s 30 Under 30. He is also one of the stars of Bloomberg's "TechStars," a show that chronicled the first six months of Onswipe's history in the TechStars program for young startups. In his spare time, Baptiste is an avid runner, blogger, and adviser to other startups. He is a graduate of the University of Miami and currently resides in New York City.