Dianna Cowern—a.k.a. Physics Girl—has one of those invent-it-yourself jobs that exist only in the age of the internet. In 2011, she graduated with an undergraduate degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.
Tasked with energizing the crowd for the second day of the Sunbelt Builders Show, Nate Holzapfel took the center stage to engage with audience members on “building business relationships.”
Holzapfel is co-founder of The Mission Belt Company, but he’s most famously known for his appearance on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank,” in which he blew away all the sharks on deck with his work ethic, common-sense approach and sales savvy.
Navy SEALs love telling war stories, and to be fair, they’re pretty great at it. The latest comes from Andy Stumpf, a 17-year Navy SEAL veteran and jumpmaster who is the world record holder for longest distance traversed in a wingsuit (18 miles?!).
This past week, Stumpf joined comedian Bryan Callen and UFC Heavyweight fighter Brendan Schaub on their podcast, “The Fighter and the Kid,” to talk about being in the military and jumping out of planes.
And he graced us with an amazing story of secret SEAL operations in an unnamed foreign land that Stumpf calls “a galaxy far, far away.” (It sounds an awful lot like Af-Pak, but what do I know?)
Let’s set the scene: Stumpf and his team of Navy SEALs have to insert themselves … somewhere … undetected. So they decide to jump at high altitude and glide to their target under open canopies under the cover of night.
In the annals of Silicon Valley history, Nolan Bushnell’s name conjures up both brilliant success and spectacular failure. His two landmark achievements were founding Atari in 1972–laying the groundwork for the entire video game industry–and starting Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre in 1977. But there’s another highlight of Bushnell’s bio that has long gone undocumented: pioneer of the high-tech incubator.
In 1981, Bushnell created Catalyst Technologies, a venture-capital partnership designed to bring the future to life by turning his ideas into companies. In the era of the TRS-80, Betamax, and CB radio, startups funded by Catalyst pursued an array of visionary concepts–from interactive TV to online shopping to door-to-door navigation–that created entire industries decades later. “I read science fiction, and I wanted to live there,” Bushnell explains.
By Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly for Forbes Rodney Mullen is exclusively represented by CAL Entertainment Skating legend Rodney Mullen keeps reinventing himself. While most experts get drawn into a black hole of perfecting their craft, the “Godfather of Street Skating” manages to regularly reappear with a whole new angle on his art and his industry. I […]
By David Bloom for TVrev.com Jay Samit is Exclusively Represented by CAL Entertainment Want to know where virtual reality and augmented reality are heading? The giant consulting firm Deloitte thinks it knows: straight into the business world. The company just named Jay Samit, a long-time executive in entertainment and technology, as vice chair of its Deloitte Digital […]
Faisal Hoque is exclusively represented by CAL Entertainment By Faisal Hoque for Fast Company Remember back when “VUCA” (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) only really applied to companies? Those were the days, huh? Lately, with geopolitical discord abroad, political tensions here at home in the U.S., and all manner of policy shifts that could impact […]
Faisal Hoque is Exclusively Represented by CAL Entertainment In making something, whether it is a business, an app, a book, or art, we bring something into the world that could come only from us. In “The War of Art,” Steven Pressfield explains that the Romans used the word “genius” to denote an inner spirit, holy and inviolable, […]
Why Nate Holzapfel’s Mission Belt Co. Just Donated $1.5 Million in Loans to Small Businesses in Inc.com
By Emily Canal for Inc.com Nate Holzapfel is exclusively represented by CAL Entertainment It doesn’t take a lot of brain power to guess what Mission Belt does–its name says it all. The belt startup, which has a charitable mission to fight hunger and poverty, hit a huge milestone in pursuit of that objective. The Orem, […]