AirRun: How to use your smartphone to find work literally where you stand – with co-founder Rob Matthews

The promise of mobile is convenience and why not extend that to work? I’m not talking about being productive on the device – no task lists or goal setting here. What I’m talking about is using the device to actually find a quick job close to where I am.

Enter AirRun of Chicago – an innovative approach to finding jobs in proximity to where your stand. Co-founder Rob Matthews walks us through the reasons he started the company, the challenges of bootstrapping, and the future of this service.

This is a great story of a new type of entrepreneur that the mobile industry enables – one that identifies an opportunity and builds a business around a small niche and grows from there while holding down a day job. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive.


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About Rob Matthews

Rob is the Creative Director for, a plug-and-play transactional platform that allows social gaming publishers to include mini-games, challenges, and tourneys. Making social games… social. Rob attended Miami University where he attained a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Rob’s true passion lies within motion and graphic design.

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About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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