Jonathan Kotthoff: Alumni Success Story


Innovative technology developer

(B.S. in Computer Interaction ’02)

From New York to Puerto Rico, Kotthoff is changing the way people interact with technology. He’s a user-experience designer, and works with computers to make human lives and navigating technology a little bit easier.

While at MBU, Kotthoff was heavily involved with the student business organization, sife, and found support from the organization’s sponsor, Associate Professor and Business Chair Brenda Bradford.

“MBU really prepared me mostly by stretching me beyond my comfort zones and to accept that sometimes we have to forge our own paths,” said Kotthoff.

Since, he’s continued to create new opportunities by founding his start-up, Radar_APPS, Inc. Here, Kotthoff and his team continue to develop technology that would automatically show discounts and information of nearby products, and help shoppers avoid selected ingredients such as gluten. He has supported other startups including Fanfueled.com, Knovation, and Adeptly. Kotthoff has also worked with corporate brands including Encyclopedia Britannica, Sears, AllState and Monsanto.

A story of shining on.