Nolan Bushnell


Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur, engineer and recently, a published author. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater. Over the past four decades he has founded numerous companies, including Catalyst Technologies, the first technology incubator; Etak, the first digital navigation system; ByVideo, the first online ordering system; and uWink, the first touchscreen menu ordering and entertainment system, among others.

In 2013, the publication of his first book, “Finding the Next Steve Jobs”, a “how to” for people interested in finding, hiring, keeping and nurturing creative talent. Currently, with his new company, BrainRush, he is devoting his talents to enhancing and improving the educational process by integrating the latest in brain science with the engaging power of games. Additionally, he enjoys motivating and inspiring others in his speeches on entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and education.

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