In this episode we interview Mike Stemple, a serial entrepreneur, artist, and ideation coach and consultant. He shares his fascinating story of overcoming personal handicaps and challenges to become a highly successful serial entrepreneur, and his insights on creating and developing ideas.
Mike is a serial entrepreneur, having built over 20 technology companies to date, and also an artist (you may have seen some of his large outdoor murals along I-25 in Denver), and endurance athlete. He is currently founder and CEO at Inspirer, where he is taking the extensive experience he has building brands, ideating, and innovating, to help others do the same. Mike is also a sponsored endurance athlete, a mentor and Director-emeritus at Founder Institute, a mentor at Techstars, and a veteran of the US Army.
Some of Mike’s companies include: Skinit (sold in 2007), Original Wraps (bought by 3M in 2013), Odojo (bought by SafetyWeb in 2010), and nReach (bought by a public company in 2004).