Hi! My name is Tim Bornholdt. I'm an entrepreneur, software developer, and podcaster based in Minneapolis, MN.
I've been building websites since the first grade. My first site was a terrible Angelfire page called "Tim's World," and it featured every awful feature of late 90s web browsers (frames, scrolling marquees, and an unstoppable MIDI loop of the Coca-Cola jingle in the background). I kept at it and honed my web development skills, eventually creating the web's most popular Ralph Wiggum website called That's Unpossible in middle school. I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2010 with a BA in Journalism, a minor in Computer Science, and a fair amount of debt.
Currently, I'm the Chief Technology Officer for Bionic Giant, a nimble creative agency that partners with big organizations to help them innovate faster.
I'm also an entrepreneur. I love helping people get their businesses started and on the path towards sustainability. Here are a few companies I'm proud to be associated with:
- ☎️ The Jed Mahonis Group, a mobile software consultancy specializing in iOS, Android, and Ruby on Rails apps
- 🚓 TurnSignl, an app which provides tele-legal services right when you're pulled over
- 🚗 VSI Labs, an advanced automotive technology research and insight firm
- 🦜 parrot.md, a platform for physicians to trade their call assignments
- 🦷 Kwikly, an on-demand dental staffing platform
If that wasn't enough, I'm also big into podcasting. I host a show called Constant Variables which we explain technology to people who don't identify as "tech people". I've also been working with Olympian Carrie Tollefson on her C Tolle Run podcast for over a decade now, where we interview elite athletes and inspiring runners who are out there getting after it.
Originally, I didn't want a career in software; my dream job was working in television production. Right out of college, I filmed and edited videos for organizations like Pepsi, the Minnesota Wild, the National Academy of Television, and the Metropolitan Council. I've been fortunate to have my work aired on Fox Business Channel, CNBC, Bloomberg International, Fox Sports North, and WCCO-TV.
Outside of working, you will probably either catch me going for a walk, enjoying a craft beer, or hanging out with my family. I used to be big into running, but the cartilage in my knees evaporated somehow, so now I just enjoy long walks. When I was running, I enjoyed running all distances from the 5K through the ultramarathon. I'm planning on fixing my bike though and start getting into that this summer.
I love craft beer, and I love Minnesota's craft beer scene. I built an app with the JMG which helps you track every single brewery in the state called mncraft.beer, and if you're into craft beer, you might want to check it out yourself.
I married the most beautiful woman in the world eight years ago, and we've somehow produced the two greatest kids in the world (Charlee and Gus). You can usually find the four of us out for a walk or bike ride, playing "school," figuring out which breweries have root beer so they can join in the fun, or following them wherever their curiosities take them.