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Nolan Bushnell is a successful innovator, pioneer, scientist and entrepreneur founding numerous companies and has been named one of Newsweek’s “50 Men That Changed America.”
In addition to being the founder of Chuck E. Cheese, Pizza Time Theater and the Atari Corporation, Nolan Bushnell has started many companies throughout the last 40 years. His companies have created products and services credited with shaping our society today, including the first car navigation system, the first online ordering system and the first technology incubator.
Nolan Bushnell devotes his talents to his two current companies: Tapcode and uWink. Tapcode develops digital media entertainment and hospitality software and uWink offers interactive restaurants that allow customers to order food, drinks, games and other media at their table through touch screen terminals.
Over the past four decades, Nolan Bushnell has been a prolific entrepreneur founding numerous companies, including: Catalyst Technologies, the first technology incubator; Etak, the first car navigation system whose mapping is still the basis for car navigation systems today; Androbot, a personal robotics company; and ByVideo, the first online ordering system, which allowed customers to order and pay for product from kiosks.
Nolan Bushnell has been called the father of the video game industry and has been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame. For his contributions to the video games industry, he was presented with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship Award in 2009.
Nolan Bushnell is also in the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame and featured in the California’s Tech Museum of Innovation as one of Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial icons. Named one of Newsweek’s “50 Men That Changed America,” Bushnell has proven to be a trailblazer in technology.
Nolan Bushnell has consulted for numerous corporations, including IBM, Cisco Systems and US Digital Communications.