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Nolan Bushnell

Atari Founder, Silicon Valley Icon, Entrepreneur & Scientist Known as the "Father of the Video Game Industry"

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Nolan Bushnell Biography

Nolan Bushnell is a businessman and an electrical engineer. He established Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre chain. Bushnell has been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame and the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame, received the BAFTA Fellowship and the Nations Restaurant News "Innovator of the Year" award, and was named one of Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America." Bushnell has started more than twenty companies and is one of the founding fathers of the video game industry. He is on the board of Anti-Aging Games. He is credited with Bushnell's Law, an aphorism about games "easy to learn and difficult to master" being rewarding. He was also the first and only person to hire Steve Jobs, which he details in his 2013 book, "Finding the Next Steve Jobs."

Today he oversees and/or sits on the boards of several companies that use Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and Augmented Reality, as well as other advanced tech. In the process of founding over 20 companies, he pioneered many of the workplace innovations that have made Silicon Valley a long-standing magnet for creative talent. Additionally, he has consulted for numerous corporations, including IBM, Cisco Systems and US Digital Communications. He has been featured by major media worldwide including Fast Company, Wired, Huffington Post, CNET, The Guardian, BBC, and as a guest on countless business news shows.

Speaking Topics
  • Innovation

    How to foster it, encourage it and capitalize on it.

  • Fun:

    What is it about fun that makes products and companies successful? How does creating wants, not just needs, power success?

  • Success and Failure:

    While there have been many successes, there have been spectacular disappointments when businesses fail to launch. Often we learn more from our failures than our successes.

  • The Future:

    What tools have been used in the past to be on the cutting edge as technology becomes available and cost effective? What are the trends that every company and discipline need to be aware?

  • Education:

    What are the trends in education now and moving into the future? How will classrooms and learning be different in the years to come? How will they remain the same? How will education evolve in light of todays and tomorrows technologies?

  • Entrepreneurship:

    Why it is essential to business today? What are the key elements of a successful entrepreneur? How do you recognize it and tap into it?

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Nolan Bushnell?

    Booking fees for Nolan Bushnell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nolan Bushnell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Nolan Bushnell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nolan Bushnell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nolan Bushnell for your next private or corporate function.
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Atari Founder, Silicon Valley Icon, Entrepreneur & Scientist Known as the "Father of the Video Game Industry"

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Nolan Bushnell Biography

Nolan Bushnell is a businessman and an electrical engineer. He established Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre chain. Bushnell has been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame and the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame, received the BAFTA Fellowship and the Nations Restaurant News "Innovator of the Year" award, and was named one of Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America." Bushnell has started more than twenty companies and is one of the founding fathers of the video game industry. He is on the board of Anti-Aging Games. He is credited with Bushnell's Law, an aphorism about games "easy to learn and difficult to master" being rewarding. He was also the first and only person to hire Steve Jobs, which he details in his 2013 book, "Finding the Next Steve Jobs."

Today he oversees and/or sits on the boards of several companies that use Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and Augmented Reality, as well as other advanced tech. In the process of founding over 20 companies, he pioneered many of the workplace innovations that have made Silicon Valley a long-standing magnet for creative talent. Additionally, he has consulted for numerous corporations, including IBM, Cisco Systems and US Digital Communications. He has been featured by major media worldwide including Fast Company, Wired, Huffington Post, CNET, The Guardian, BBC, and as a guest on countless business news shows.

Nolan Bushnell Speaking Topics

  • Innovation

    How to foster it, encourage it and capitalize on it.

  • Fun:

    What is it about fun that makes products and companies successful? How does creating wants, not just needs, power success?

  • Success and Failure:

    While there have been many successes, there have been spectacular disappointments when businesses fail to launch. Often we learn more from our failures than our successes.

  • The Future:

    What tools have been used in the past to be on the cutting edge as technology becomes available and cost effective? What are the trends that every company and discipline need to be aware?

  • Education:

    What are the trends in education now and moving into the future? How will classrooms and learning be different in the years to come? How will they remain the same? How will education evolve in light of todays and tomorrows technologies?

  • Entrepreneurship:

    Why it is essential to business today? What are the key elements of a successful entrepreneur? How do you recognize it and tap into it?

Nolan Bushnell Videos

  • Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell launches new gam
    Aug 2, 2019 ... Being the co-founder of Atari, and the inventor of the smash-hit 1970's arcade game Pong, earned Nolan Bushnell the nickname of,...
  • Nolan Bushnell Keynote AFWERX Fusion 2018
    Social Entrepreneur, Founder of Atari, Chuck E. Cheese
  • Keynote "The Future of Technology", Nolan Bushnell
    CeBIT Global Conferences - 23 March 2017: Keynote "The Future of Technology" / Nolan Bushnell, Founder Atari & Father of the video game industry

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  • How to book Nolan Bushnell?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nolan Bushnell for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nolan Bushnell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nolan Bushnell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nolan Bushnell?

    Booking fees for Nolan Bushnell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nolan Bushnell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nolan Bushnell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nolan Bushnell for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nolan Bushnell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nolan Bushnell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nolan Bushnell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nolan Bushnell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Innovation, Fun:, Success and Failure:, The Future:, Education: and Entrepreneurship:. The estimated speaking fee range to book Nolan Bushnell for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Nolan Bushnell generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Josh Linkner, Randi Zuckerberg, R "Ray" Wang, Jason Silva and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nolan Bushnell for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Nolan Bushnell Speaking Topics

  • Innovation

    How to foster it, encourage it and capitalize on it.

  • Fun:

    What is it about fun that makes products and companies successful? How does creating wants, not just needs, power success?

  • Success and Failure:

    While there have been many successes, there have been spectacular disappointments when businesses fail to launch. Often we learn more from our failures than our successes.

  • The Future:

    What tools have been used in the past to be on the cutting edge as technology becomes available and cost effective? What are the trends that every company and discipline need to be aware?

  • Education:

    What are the trends in education now and moving into the future? How will classrooms and learning be different in the years to come? How will they remain the same? How will education evolve in light of todays and tomorrows technologies?

  • Entrepreneurship:

    Why it is essential to business today? What are the key elements of a successful entrepreneur? How do you recognize it and tap into it?

Nolan Bushnell Speaker Videos

  • Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell launches new gam
    Aug 2, 2019 ... Being the co-founder of Atari, and the inventor of the smash-hit 1970's arcade game Pong, earned Nolan Bushnell the nickname of, “the father ...
    Nolan Bushnell Keynote AFWERX Fusion 2018
    Social Entrepreneur, Founder of Atari, Chuck E. Cheese
  • Keynote "The Future of Technology", Nolan Bushnell
    CeBIT Global Conferences - 23 March 2017: Keynote "The Future of Technology" / Nolan Bushnell, Founder Atari & Father of the video game industry

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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