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Julia Bates

Founder & CEO

Julia Bates

Julia is a registered nurse, certified mindfulness coach, and mother to all! She is passionate about improving people's lives through education, mindfulness, and stress reduction. 

Julia started melloBe after creating a sitting cushion for herself and her daughter, who both suffer from chronic pain. The cushion helped them immensely, and she decided to open it to the world! When not building melloBe and teaching meditation, Julia lives in Boerne, TX and spends time with her greatest joys -  her two kids :)

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Dimitri Antoniou


Dimitri Antoniou

Dimitri is a Venture for America fellow and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He comes from a family of entrepreneurs, and his first job was as the Chief Cookie Taster of his mom's bakery. He met Julia in October of 2016, and was captured by her dream and mission. He's excited to be working with her to build melloBe! Dimitri is passionate about playing music, cooking, adventuring outdoors, and building companies.

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