The mission of Startup Grind is to educate, connect, and inspire entrepreneurs. Startup Grind Sacramento meets monthly at the Urban Hive in the heart of Mid-Town. There will be networking, great food, and live music! Come and be part of Sacramento's Startup Community. This month, we will be interviewing Joshua Tillman, CEO and Founder of DialSource.
In 2005, Joshua Tillman developed the idea for a new solution that would eliminate dead air from sales calls while studying at the University of California, Davis. In 2007, he founded DialSource, an engineering firm dedicated to changing the way modern enterprises communicate. In 2009, DialSource launched its flagship product: a full-stack CRM-native solution designed to seal the gap between business and consumers through analytics, automation and customization. At Salesforce.com’s 2013 DreamForce conference, Dialsource was placed on the list of “30 Most Powerful Apps” on the Salesforce AppExchange. In recent years, Tillman and DialSource have continued to gain recognition for their role in shaping the modern telephony industry. In 2015, DialSource was named to the Global list of the Top 100 companies to watch by Red Herring, a global media company identifying and connecting the most exciting innovators in technology and business. In 2016, DialSource Denali was named Product of the Year by the Business Intelligence Group, whose mission is to recognize and reward the top business leaders and products in the world. In the same year, Tillman received the Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award, given annually to forty young leaders in recognition of professional accomplishments and community involvement. Describing himself as “Sacramento Proud through and through,” Tillman is dedicated to remaining in and improving his hometown, forming partnerships with other local businesses and even creating the first sanctioned Ph.D internship program with his alma mater, UC Davis.