Forty Under 40

Augi Lye

Written By: Scott Costello

Augi Lye
Birthdate: 08/18/1978

Where were you born?
New York City

What are your community activities? (church or faith-based involvement, local, regional and national professional organizations, non-profits, etc)  HackerHouse, HackerSpace, Startup Hour

List any awards you have won for community service:
Distinguished Young Alumni Award,
Gator Innovator Engineering Award
UF Business plan award
Florida Venture Forum Business plan award
SEED Business plan award

What is your definition of success?

Maximizing one’s talents.

What is your greatest professional accomplishment? 
Growing Trendy Entertainment into a fun and loving company.

How do you exemplify the spirit of a Forty Under 40 professional? 
Trying my very best at anything I do.

Businessperson who has most inspired you: 
Amir Rubin

Best advise ever received: 
Do what you love.

Greatest professional challenge:  
Growing Trendy Entertainment.

First job:

What color crayon would you be? Why?
Blue, so many different meanings.

Favorite after-work drink: 

If I had a magic wand, I’d: 
make everyone happy

What is your favorite Gadget? 
Smart phone

How long have you been in Gainesville? 
16 years

What do you love most about Gainesville/Alachua County? 
The people

Three things people would be surprised to know about you: 

I use to tour the US in a rock band playing the violin
I originally entered UF as a violin performance major before switching to Engineering
I never intended to become a CEO I was quit happy just writing code

Advice you would give a younger you:
Find your passion then follow it

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