CarAdvise Founder Greg Tepas on Building A Marketplace

Colin Keeley

The check engine light starts to blink and your heart sinks. A trip to the mechanic is in your future. What else do I have to fix in this car and how much will it cost? Finding a trustworthy mechanic that charges a fair price is something to be treasured.

That's what Greg Tepas, founder and CEO of CarAdvise, had in mind. His startup makes car maintenance easy and transparent. CarAdvise acts as a personal auto repair concierge and advisor for car owners. They provide an unbiased opinion on proposed work and estimated cost to save car owners from the traditional mistrust and stress associated with car repairs.

In this episode of Tech in Chicago, Greg will discuss why he decided to build CarAdvise, how he's making money, the impact of self-driving cars, and getting the word out about your startup.

The episode is sponsored by Propllr, a Chicago public relations firm that helps startups and innovators build credibility and awareness for their companies, people, products and services.

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Colin Keeley is the founder and host of Tech In Chicago, an independent podcast with interviews from Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.