Nolan Kay Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) is an American electrical engineer and businessman. 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 currently on the board of Anti-Aging Games, but his latest venture is an educational software company called Brainrush that is using video game technology in educational software, incorporating real brain science, in a way that Bushnell believes will fundamentally change education. Nolan, who is co-founder and chairman of Brainrush, believes that Brainrush will be his biggest success.
Vanessa Ganaden works as a Senior Project Manager for a Software Development Agency where she spearheads different projects and the day to day operations. She is also a Business student in California State University Fullerton with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Vanessa is a very passionate, driven and motivated individual who lives and breathes entrepreneurship. Her experience includes working for a media startup, a non-profit focused on entrepreneurship education, two incubators. She is the Vice President for an entrepreneurship fraternity in Cal State Fullerton, Board member of the Entrepreneur Society and has recently founded an organization in campus that brings together multi-disciplinary students with a focus on teaching them entrepreneurial principles.