Founder Feature: Blake Faulkner of bloxsmith

Meet Blake Faulkner.

CEO / Co-Founder of bloxsmith and Winner of Launch It: Cincy 2022.



"If you are looking to start a company, get involved in the Startup Cincy ecosystem as early as possible to benefit the most from the connections and forward-thinking atmosphere being offered in Cincinnati."


Bloxsmith empowers developers through our marketplace with the technology and community to sell their 3D model creations cross-metaverse for interoperable use in building games on Roblox, Unity, Unreal, Decentraland, Mutate, The Sandbox, among other platforms.

 

Q: How will the Main Street Ventures Grant impact you and your business?

A: The Main Street Ventures Grant allows us to bring on an additional software engineer to build aspects of Bloxsmith's upcoming beta release.


Q: What does a typical day in your life look like?

A: I wake up around 9 or 10 am, attend 2-3 classes at Miami University till around 2:35 or 4 pm and spend the rest of my day working on Bloxsmith, whether that be meeting with investors or spending time with users.




Q: What makes Cincinnati a great place to start a business?

A: Cincinnati is an amazing trampoline for young entrepreneurs looking to benefit from the booming Startup Cincy ecosystem which is incredibly student-friendly and supportive of student-led ventures.


Q: What is next for bloxsmith?

A: Following our successful Alpha release of Bloxsmith, we're working on our Beta release of the marketplace which will have social features and other cool technologies. We're building the first cross-metaverse marketplace for game developers, empowering them with the technologies and community to sell their works to be used on every major gaming engine.