Engineer, and Inventor of Video Games.
Founder of Atari Corp., and uWink
Nolan Bushnell, CEO and founder uWink.com, Inc. is best known for bringing "PONG," Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater to the masses, and is justifiably revered as the "Father of the Video Game Industry."
NOLAN BUSHNELL BIO Nolan Bushnell, CEO and founder uWink.com, Inc. is best known for bringing "PONG," Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater to the masses, and is justifiably revered as the "Father of the Video Game Industry."
Over the past 20 years, Bushnell has built upon his flair for business and innovation, founding over 20 companies, including Catalyst Technologies, Etak, Androbot, Axlon, Irata, AAPPS and ByVideo. Additionally, he has provided consulting services to numerous corporations, including Commodore International, IBM, Cisco Systems and US Digital Communications. He also sits on the Board of Directors of several leading companies including WAVE Systems and most recently has become a contributor to the MetaMarkets.com online "Think Tank."
With his current venture, uWink.com, Bushnell and his team intend to make significant inroads into changing the face of Internet entertainment by streaming it into public venues and establishing mass multi-player gaming tournaments worldwide.
Bushnell received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah where he is a "Distinguished Fellow," and also attended Stanford University Graduate School. With a passion for enhancing and improving the educational process and a desire to motivate others, Bushnell frequently lectures at major universities and corporations throughout the United States, inspiring others with his views on entrepreneurship and innovation.
Over the years, Bushnell has received numerous awards of distinction, including being named ASI's "Man of the Year" in 1997, as well as being inducted into the "Video Game Hall of Fame." In January 2000, Bushnell became one of the first 50 inductees into the Consumer Electronics Association "Hall of Fame," recognizing his significant contributions to the 20th Century. Bushnell is also featured as one of Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial icons in, "The Revolutionaries," a historical view of Silicon Valley, which is part of the renowned Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California.
Bushnell was granted patents on some of the basic technologies for many of the early video games developed and is also the inventor or co-inventor of numerous worldwide patents in various other fields and industries.
Visit Nolan Bushnell's uWink.com to learn more about his current ventures.