NIACC Pappajohn and Small Business Development Centers and MacNider Museum Present Free Entrepreneurs’ Exchange
When: Thursday, June 23th
Location: Charles H. MacNider Art Museum—303 Second St. SE, Mason City, IA
Topic: Technology Presentation from NewTek Founder & CEO
Presenter: Tim Jenison
To register: Call 641-422-4111 or 1-888-466-4222, ext. 4111 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Jenison is considered the visionary force behind the desktop video revolution. Jenison founded his technology company, NewTek, in 1985, and led the way in the development of a series of highly successful products, including DigiView (one of the first video digitizers for a computer), DigiPaint, and the Video Toaster®.
New Tek is transforming the way people create network-style television and share with the world. It can be used in any venue where people want to capture and publish live video. Tim’s idea is to make it affordable to small users. But, in reading his list of clients, it is obvious it is appeals to corporations as well. His clients include: New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBE, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT TV, USA Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100 companies. NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, TX.
Jenison learned about technology and electrical equipment from his father, who ran an electrical engineering firm. At an early age, he learned to play the piano, and his keyboard talents propelled him to leave college and join a rock band — where, of course, he continually worked on ways to improve the sound equipment.
Jenison was one of the early enthusiasts for personal computers. By the late 1970s, he saw the computer as the integrating medium for his various passions: electronics, music, film and video. He decided that forming a company was the best way to fuel his endeavors to create sophisticated, yet affordable video software tools that everyone could use and enjoy.
Entrepreneurs’ Exchanges are scheduled periodically. For the full schedule, visit us online at www.niacc.edu. Click on the Pappajohn Center logo at the bottom of the home page.
The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, is a nationally recognized program, providing college level courses and degree programs in entrepreneurship, as well as comprehensive consulting services for business start-ups, existing industries and owner transitions in the North Iowa region. Space and professional business coaching is available for start-up businesses in the North Iowa Business Incubator. For more information, contact the Pappajohn Center.
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