Corey Devin Capasso is an entrepreneur and inventor and the founder of several successful Internet and technology companies. Corey’s passion for business began at the age of sixteen when he became an online distributor of Nike© shoes and imported auto upholstery from Mexico, China and Turkey for the remainder of his high school years.
Upon entering college in 2005, Corey conceived the ideas for a student-to-student ticketing platform and the invention of flavored plastic. At 19 years old, Corey founded Exchangehut with UW Alumni Nathan Lustig and JP Tucker, which was acquired Corey’s senior year by CDI American in 2008. Simultaneously, Corey also founded Add the Flavor, which manufactured a breakthrough plastic technology that infuses flavor into plastic and is patented in 22 countries.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Risk Management Insurance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Wisconsin in 2009, Corey morphed Add The Flavor into Mogo, a leading athletic mouthguard company in 2010 and also co-founded Spinback, a social commerce and analytics platform for product sharing with two former UW classmates.
Thirteen months after its creation, Spinback was acquired by Buddy Media in 2011 and acquired again by Salesforce.com in 2012. Today, Mogo’s business is still rapidly growing. Mogo products can be found at major retailers in the United States such as Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, as well as in Europe, Asia, and South Africa.
Corey is a 2008 Bloomberg Business Week “Top 25 America’s Best Young Entrepreneur”, in 2012 was ranked a “25 and Under Rising Star in New York Tech” by Business Insider.