Alumnus’s start-up now listed as one of fastest growing companies in U.S.

Entrepreneur Jesse DePinto (’13 BS Mechanical Engineering) co-founded Frontdesk in 2017, a privately held company that rents short-term accommodations to travelers in 34 U.S. cities. In August, he assumed the role of CEO.

The company’s recent headlines include being listed on the Inc. 5000 list, marking it as one the fasted growing U.S. companies.

In 2020, DePinto and other entrepreneurs who graduated from UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science spoke on campus about how engineering led them to launch their own startup companies. DePinto attributed his success to UWM’s Startup Challenge.