FloDesign Sonics is changing the separations and filtration markets through a novel acoustic technology. By leveraging breakthroughs in the use of 3D acoustic standing waves, FloDesign Sonics is able to capture, separate and purify without using physical membranes, chemicals, or centrifugation. Our proprietary technology has numerous applications in a variety of markets including life sciences, oil and gas, food and beverage and industrial processing. The first commercial application is in bioprocess separations where FloDesign Sonics is applying acoustic technology to the manufacturing of life saving bio-pharmaceuticals.

“Having no in house PR know how, I sought Jodi’s advice when my company closed our Series A financing and decided to have a press release.  We knew we wanted to get the word out and also knew people would be interested, however, we didn’t have the bandwidth to spend a lot time on it.  Being an early stage technology that’s very non-consumer facing, press has not been something high up on the priority list.  Jodi was fantastic in that she understood what we were trying to accomplish, didn’t try to overdue it, and helped us put a targeted, single-day, low overhead strategy together. She tweaked our press release, helped develop our “short list” of outlets with contacts, an gave us the proper timing and approach to get the story run.  It was a painless process and Jodi’s guidance allowed us to focus on our business and not worry if we were doing something wrong with “that PR stuff.”  We were placed in almost every outlet we contacted, and then subsequently picked up by several industry periodicals.  I couldn’t have been happier with Jodi’s advice and the result she drove.”

-Chris Leidel, Vice President of Operations, FloDesign Sonics http://s.fdsonics.com/

Canary provides a local online marketplace for people to easily buy and sell items in their community. We do all the leg work for our sellers, from researching their items’ value to writing and managing their listings. For our buyers we coordinate sales, find answers to their questions, and provide a discounted delivery service, while donating 12% of each sale to charity.

“Jodi is everything you want in a marketing and business development consultant… a true brandographer. She gives honest, direct advice and backs it up with years of experience in personal and company branding. Jodi is demanding, but you’ll leave your time with her with a better grasp on who your customers are and how you’re going to reach them. She wouldn’t allow anything less.”

-Mike Filbey, CEO and Founder, Canary http://gocanary.com


iNNpulsa – The institution of the National Government, established in February 2012 to support and promote the extraordinary business growth, ie to business initiatives that can grow fast, cost effective and sustainable manner. In that sense, we work to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in high-impact, understanding that these are levers that allow this kind of growth.

“If you want to know how to deal with the media and how the media will deal with you Jodi is the person! She is smart, assertive and ‘no’ non-sense on how to assure you and your company get the best story, assure coverage and navigate the complex media world. After seeing her in action I can guarantee you will be engaged, entertained and come out of her trainings with media insights you would never know even existed!!”

Antonio Faillace, International Consultant/Strategy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Advisor to President Juan Manuel Santos Caldern of Colombia www.InnpulsaColombia.com


Abroad101 is the first and largest study abroad review website. Abroad101’s mission is to promote global citizenship by fostering the most meaningful study abroad experience for all students through technology innovation. Abroad101 empowers universities with its free market-leading online evaluation tool and provides an advertising and student recruitment platform to global program providers through its website StudyAbroad101.com and back-end subscriber tools.

“Over the past 2 years, Jodi has served as an invaluable resource to the entire Abroad101 team.  When I first met Jodi, I was just starting to develop our publicity strategy.  Yet, as a young entrepreneur, I was faced with numerous challenges that I had never encountered, from writing an effective press release to establishing publicity/communications objectives.  Jodi serendipitously stepped in just as I was preparing our first press release, and I was blown away by her expertise, commitment to detail, and positive energy.  Jodi’s passion is contagious, and she has taught me so much about the importance of pursuing a marketing strategy that revolves around establishing and nurturing relationships with journalists while thoughtfully sharing your story in an engaging way, philosophies that extend to all facets of our business. Despite being one of the most ambitious individuals I know, (a true epitome of Malcolm Gladwell’s “Connector”!) Jodi still treats everyone with such individualized attention and constantly shares her extensive network of resources. I feel so fortunate to have met Jodi, and I am honored to consider her a professional mentor as well as a dear friend.”

-Mike Stone, President, Abroad101 http://www.studyabroad101.com


MassChallenge is the world’s largest startup accelerator and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. Over $1 million in cash prizes is awarded to winning startups, with zero equity taken. Additional benefits for startups include world-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, legal advice, media attention, and over $10 million of in-kind support. MassChallenge is a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit. All proceeds support the startups via the accelerator program. MassChallenge does not take equity or place any restrictions on participating startups.

“Jodi-Tatiana Charles, the CEO of La Capoise Galerie, provided branding, content development, and media outreach support for MassChallenge since before the first accelerator launched in 2010. Jodi’s dedication to her clients is unparalleled, she runs a small business, but produces output as if she had a team of 20 professionals working for her. She does incredible work and cares deeply about the success of MassChallenge and her other clients.”

-John Harthorne, Founder & CEO, MassChallenge, Inc. http://masschallenge.org