The spirit of entrepreneurship is deep rooted in the Bay Area, from the latest tech innovation, to small town retail shops, and everything in between. The KFOX Entrepreneur Spotlight features life lessons, anecdotes, and bits of advice from entrepreneurs, sharing their unique stories and paths.
Jersey Mike's Subs
of Jersey Mike’s Subs,
Jersey Mike’s sub shop chain dates to 1956 in Point Pleasant, N.J., and has been owned and run since the 1970s by CEO Peter Cancro, who bought the original joint when he was just 17. California franchisees Garrett Brown, and parents Cathy and Mike Brown, brought a taste of the East Coast to the Bay Area, with seven Jersey Mike’s locations in Northern California, and at least three more opening by then end of this year – on track to build 150 over the next seven years.
Everything about Jersey Mike’s is high-quality and of ultimate freshness: bread baked fresh every morning, farm-fresh veggies sliced every day, roast beef is trimmed, tied, and cooked right in the store, and every sub is always fresh sliced, always fresh grilled to order.
Garrett Brown of Jersey Mike’s Subs, Northern California
Jarrod Epps, CEO of Cashplay, has been launching, leading and successfully exiting companies in Europe since 1996. Managed by a team with more than 20 years combined experience in online and mobile transactions, Cashplay is the leading global provider of cash tournaments for mobile skill games, having the exclusive approval of Apple for unlimited global payouts on games in the App Store. In-line with closing Series A funding, in February of this year Cashplay opened new offices in San Francisco and is currently looking to double the size of the team.
Cashplay is the world’s leading in-game cash tournament solution, offering 3rd party game developers an easy way to integrate skill-based cash tournaments into their mobile games worldwide.
The Cashplay platform provides gamers an exciting opportunity to compete against each other for real money while developers benefit from a monetization model that adds excitement to their users‘ game experience.
Thanks to a landmark decision by Apple, Cashplay is the only provider of skill game tournaments to receive approval for real money payouts within games distributed on the App Store on an unlimited global basis, including the United States.
Cashplay offers best-in-class technology and operates all the fraud-protection, geo-blocking, client-identification and cheat-prevention systems necessary for handling cash in games, and the system offers player skill-matching and social solutions to ensure users enjoy and share their experiences. Cashplay is run by a team of experts with deep experience operating online gaming and electronic transaction systems, and it’s platform is seamlessly integrated into several of top mobile titles.