Jake is the Founder & CEO of Adventurate, Inc., a company that creates apps for busy people. In this endeavor, he has developed SwiftCall (for high-volume callers), SwiftDocs (for esigning and marking up documents), and SwiftCard (a flashcard maker app). Adventurate's apps have earned a spot in the Top 25 Business Apps on the App Store.
Jake originally started Adventurate as an adventure travel booking app. Jake pivoted Adventurate after learning many lessons about the app world, and loves the resulting apps that have created many happy users! Jake manages the business success of these apps, while also being the software developer.
In The Press
Adventurate has been featured in many articles: Lansing State Journal, Michipreneur, The Grand Rapids Business Journal, The Holland Sentinel, WHTC, WZZM13, The State News, The Odyssey, The Silicon Tropic and The Holland Sentinel. Note that these articles were written back when Adventurate was a travel app.
In January 2016, Jake used his coding skills to invent a free app called SafeWater Flint in response to the Flint Water Crises. The crises had led to the people of Flint having poisoned water, and so Jake designed the app to provide a list of all the water stations, recycling centers, and counseling services that were created in the area. He earned a character award for his work.