Hi, I’m Sterling.

I’m a founding member at two startups based in Austin, TX; LaunchPartner.co and SandBox Commerce. I also recently served as a Google, Code 2040 Entrepreneur in Residence. Prior to going independent I developed mobile and web apps for Walmart, Lockheed Martin and Booz Allen. Speaking at conferences, mentoring underrepresented founders and occasionally contributing to open source projects on GitHub brings me joy! A quote that I live by is: As you climb, Lift!

DM me on Twitter if you think that I may be helpful: @SterlingSmith.

Other Interest

Writing

Perspective is everything. Come back to read my thoughts on trends in software dev best practices, hip-hop, and current events.

Photography

Recording life frame by frame as I go exclusively on my Pixel 2 XL. Street art and candid photography are my Jam!

Music and Audio Equipment

Jazz, Gospel, Soca, Hip Hop, Reggae, Calypso, Classical, Rhythm & Blues and Soul; preferably on vinyl!

Non-fiction!

On the hunt for books that I can read over and over again. Sharing a few of my favorites with you. Open to suggestions.

FUN FACTS

5+ YRS AS A FOUNDER

10+ YRS BUILDING APPS

100+ VINYL RECORDS

15 COUNTRIES VISITED