Joah Spearman is the co-founder and CEO of Localeur, a community of locals who share their favorite places to eat, drink, and play. The Austin, TX-based startup was named "Best New Startup" by Austin Monthly and an "A-Lister" by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and SXSW. Before Localeur, Joah was director of operations and strategic initiatives at Bazaarvoice and led travel market strategy. Joah previously co-founded an experiential marketing agency which created the official style programs for both SXSW and ESPN X Games. He has been named the Emerging Business Leader of the Year by the Greater Austin Black Chamber and is a four-time finalist for the Austin Under 40 Awards. Joah co-authored the University of Texas-book "Real Role Models: Successful African-Americans Beyond Pop Culture" and serves on the board of directors for AIDS Services of Austin.