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. It was a terrible Angelfire page called "Tim's World" which featured every awful feature of late 90s web browsers (frames, scrolling marquees and a looping MIDI of the Coca-Cola jingle in the background). I kept at it and improved my web development capabilities, 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.
Right after college, I started a mobile app consultancy with my friend from high school called The Jed Mahonis Group. We specialize in building mobile software solutions for the on-demand economy, which is a fancy way of saying we work with entrepreneurs and businesses to build iOS and Android apps.
In addition to starting the Jed Mahonis Group, I've helped other folks get their own businesses off the ground, including VSI Labs, a research firm specializing in autonomous vehicle technologies, and Kwikly, an on-demand dental staffing agency.
I'm also a huge fan of podcasting. I host my own show called Constant Variables which explains app development topics in a non-technical way. I've also been working with Olympian Carrie Tollefson on her C Tolle Run podcast for years now, where we interview celebrities and elite runners (usually while out on a jog).
Originally, I didn't want a career in software; I actually wanted to have a career in television production. Right out of college, I did freelance filming and editing for organizations like Pepsi, the Minnesota Wild, the National Academy of Television, and the Metropolitan Council. I've been fortunate to have my work on Fox Business Channel, CNBC, Bloomberg International, Fox Sports North, and WCCO-TV.
If I'm not working, you will probably either catch me running, enjoying a craft beer, or hanging out with my family. The highlight of my running "career" so far was a 50 mile ultramarathon that I completed in 2017. I had an unfortunate knee injury which prevented me from running in most of 2018, and I'm looking forward to being able to do a half marathon at some point in the summer of 2019.
I love craft beer, and I love Minnesota's craft beer scene. My personal favorite brews at the moment are Badger Hill's Palete Jack, Falling Knife's Neon Midnight (Simcoe), and Lupulin's MN Pils. 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 five 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, watching the animals at the zoo, playing with Care Bears or Little People figurines, or reading several books in fast succession.