TEDxBoston 2009

Bill Jacobson


MuseTrek transforms how we’ll explore museums, cities, and cultural resources around the world. It is a collection of ever expanding ‘Treks’ created by anyone from renowned artists to the person next to you . . . all available on the web and your own iPhone or iPod Touch.



Bill Jacobson is the CEO of MuseTrek and a partner with Techpoint Ventures where he works with emerging mobile and Internet companies to help them realize the full potential of their business strategies. Companies Bill is actively involved with include, MuseTrek, PickupZone and Workbar – all Boston based start-ups.

With business, technical and early stage start-up experience spanning back to the mid nineties, Bill most enjoys finding and growing seed stage concepts. Prior business successes include co-founding the Boston based company InterStep Inc., a two-person start-up that Bill developed into a profitable Internet database marketing company. Recognizing industry consolidation, Bill led InterStep through a series of acquisitions, leaving the company’s investors with over 25 fold gains within five years.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with honors. An avid sailor, Bill lives on the Boston waterfront with his wife and two children.

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