Inventor of the MP3
As the “Father of the MP3 industry” and one of the leading entrepreneurs of the Internet age, Nathan Schulhof not only changed the music industry, but prior to this, he was responsible for taking three companies public. Schulhof speaks both in the U.S. and around the world, entertaining audiences with his futuristic insights, good humor and visionary innovations. Read More >
APB Presents: Nathan Schulhof
Nathan Schulhof, father of the MP3 Player, started AudioHighway long before anyone even thought of downloading music on a device and carrying it where ever you wanted to go. The struggle to sell others on a new concept was often difficult, very rewarding and a long process. Nathan will share the roadblocks and successes of bringing a new technology to the public as well as the ups and downs of AudioHighway from inception to a public offering. Nathan will also discuss what the DotCom craze of the 1990s taught us, where it took the next generation of entrepreneurs and look at future technologies such as digital health, drones and self-driven cars to determine where technology is headed next.
In 2003, Nathan Schulhof’s life almost ended. A simple tooth infection led to his body shutting down from a Group A streptococcal infection that left him in a coma and eventually with significant memory loss. He spent the next several years gaining back all that he has lost. Nathan shares his inspiring story of courage, conviction to lead a more holistic life and how almost dying changed his path in the world.
Medicine is becoming more connected to people through technology each day. Wearable devices are the next step in moving medicine away from in office visits. Through wearable devices such as watches, physicians can tell how long you sleep, what your heart rate is throughout the day and other medical information. Along with stem cells, these new breakthrough technologies will change the way medical care is used and delivered. Nathan explains how these new ideas will marry technology and medicine in the coming years and what that means for patients and doctors.
Believing that passion and eliminating failure equals a successful invention, Nathan Schulhof has seen the best of ideas and the worst of ideas over his 30 years in the technology sector. This gives him great insight into starting a business from concept to public offering. He will share with the audience how to overcome many of the stumbling blocks in order to bring your next great idea to market and beyond. Nathan will also discuss new inventions that will change the way we do things and outline the disruptive technologies that forced us to change the way we do business, such as fax machines, email and cell phones.