Shaul Jolles grew up in Israel. After getting his Masters from UMKC’s Bloch School, he became a commercial real estate broker focused on adaptive re-use of buildings in the Crossroads Arts District, where he also served as the President of the Crossroads Community Association. A serial entrepreneur and community organizer, Shaul focuses on helping small businesses flourish. He is the co-founder along with Mike Edmondson of OfficePort, an innovative co-location environment with offices in Kansas City and Chicago, and StagePort, a sound stage complex adjacent to it. He initiated the effort that led to KCMO’s winning response in the Google Fiber project and hosted “Kansas City Get Online” seminars by Google.