Andrew Couch is Chief Executive Officer of Candy Lab Inc. and founder of Cachetown, a marketing tool that allows brands to create GPS location-based augmented reality (AR) promotions. Andrew was a Noncommissioned Officer in the U.S. Army who served from 1998 to 2004 as an Infantryman with the 1st of the 87th Infantry Battalion based in Ft. Drum, NY. Andrew deployed with 1/87 IN to the Balkans and Afghanistan during his time on active duty.
In this interview, Andrew discusses his journey in the U.S. Army and how it has help shape him as an entrepreneur and business owner. Andrew left active duty in 2004, and graduated SUNY Cortland in 2007. He went on to found his first company, PlateStar, based of an idea directly related to his Army experience. This company was successful, and was acquired by Bump Network in 2010. After he sold his first company, Andrew then Founded Candy Lab Inc. where he focuses on location based, augmented reality promotions and is exploring other uses for his augmented reality technology. His company was recently awarded an Arch Grant, and has relocated to St. Louis, MO. Andrew has an incredible story and anyone who has an idea should listen.
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