From Moonlighter to Business Owner: Going Out on Your Own


After 8 years of being a full time employee at a few big companies and 10 years of moonlighting as a consultant, I decided to quit my job and start a company. For all of you out there thinking about becoming a business owner, I’ll cover a variety of different topics including funding, insurance, finding clients, keeping clients, firing clients, expansion, leveraging resources like the Microsoft Partner Network, and the ins-and-outs of being your own boss. I’ll also talk about how you can juggle the day-to-day aspects of running a business while doing what you love: developing software.

Matt Mondok

Matt is Partner and Chief Architect at Edentech Solutions Group. Matt’s engineering passions include scaling systems, building native mobile apps, and debugging hard problems. His tool-belt includes C#, Node, Ruby, and Objective-c. Before starting Edentech, Matt was a senior architect at ASI as well as at LexisNexis. Besides building software, Matt enjoys reading tech books on his Kindle, fly fishing, coaching, and spending time with his beautiful wife and two girls.