Innovator Highlight: Josh Jones, Founder of StrategyWise

Name: Josh Jones

Josh Jones, Founder of StrategyWise

Josh Jones, Founder of StrategyWise

Company: StrategyWise

About StrategyWise

StrategyWise is a global provider of data analytics and business intelligence solutions. We help companies and governmental entities create value by capturing, analyzing, and applying data insights to drive policy formation, business process improvement, and game-changing innovations.

Q & A

Why did you start your company?

I saw how Data Science was about to radically transform industry and I wanted to be in the middle of it.

What has kept you and your company in Birmingham?

My belief in Birmingham's future potential, strong support from local customers, and quality of life in Homewood.

What do you think makes the Magic City, “magic”?

Its resurgence is certainly exciting and somewhat contrary to external expectations.

What's the most enjoyable project you're working right now?

We're about to launch a new service offering validation of Data Scientists - a tool that many of our corporate clients have been requesting. "How can we hire new talent and be sure they're as good as they claim?" and "Can you help us build a data science team?"

What advice would you give budding entrepreneurs?

Raise enough funds, or budget in such a way to give you a 2 year runway, and don't be afraid to change your trajectory if you find your original goals not aligned with market demands

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