Marty Schultz, author of No Investors? No Problem!: A Serial Bootstrapper’s Playbook for Breakthrough Success on a Shoestring Budget is an award-winning innovator and keynote speaker. He successfully has bootstrapped and grown several companies. He started an enterprise messaging company in the 1990’s and took it public prior to the Internet explosion, and built one of the first software-as-a-service companies, and recently sold it in a strategic acquisition. His current startup is ObjectiveEd, whose mission is to improve the educational outcomes for all students with disabilities by gamifying education and using artificial intelligence, based on each student’s individual special needs and requirements, to help them build their skills and improve their learning and life experience.
The company is focused on all special needs students—from pre-K to 12th grade, and starting first with visually impaired students, with a long-term goal to help all of the 6 million students with disabilities in the USA, and eventually, millions more throughout the world. His prior hobby was building accessible audio games for the blind. His Blindfold Games initiative has released over 80 entertainment games currently played by over 50,000 visually impaired people from 4 to 80 years old. The company’s games recently surpassed the 500,000th download. A firm believer in sharing his knowledge with others, Marty mentors entrepreneurs and has presented at several startup and venture capital conferences. He holds a certificate from Harvard Business School and degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. For more background on Marty, his book and his work click the link below to visit his website.