Nathan Schulhof

Nathan Schulhof

Categories: Technology

Travels from San Diego, California, USA

Nathan Schulhof is a distinguished innovator. He is the Father of the MP3 industry and one of the leading entrepreneurs of the Internet age.

As the “Father of the MP3 industry” and one of the leading entrepreneurs of the Internet age, Nathan Schulhof changed the music industry. The idea for the MP3 player was Schulhof’s in 1994. After 80 hour weeks and flying to China, South Africa and Taiwan regularly, it was released in late 1996. 

As envisioned by Nathan Schulhof in the early 1990s when he founded the company with which to launch his vision --- Information Highway Media Corp., Schulhof completed the first prototype of his invention in 1994 that was commercialized by Schulhof's team in 1996 as the Listen Up Player. The Listen Up device won an Innovations award from the Consumer Electronics Show in January 1997 and was later selected to receive the People's Choice award from the Upside Magazine/David Coursey Internet Showcase conference in 1998.

Nathan Schulhof also participated in the DotCom craze of the late 1990s, leading the transformation of Information Highway Media Corporation into audiohighway.com, one of the leading destination web sites for downloading and streaming media in the world. Prior to co-founding audiohighway.com, Schulhof formed TestDrive Corporation, a pioneer in the distribution of encrypted computer software on CD-ROM. 

For more than 35 years, Nathan Schulhof has been involved in a wide variety of entrepreneurial ventures, Schulhof entered the technology world in the late 1970s when he began working on a software idea that eventually bore fruit as Silicon Valley Systems, the developer of Word Handler, the first and best-selling high-resolution graphics word processor for the Apple II computer. SVS was also the first technology firm to implement a telemarketing effort targeting the retail channel.

By 2006, Nathan Schulhof became busy with Bio-Tech and technology which concentrate on helping people live better and more comfortable lives.Schulhof's current focus is dedicated to finding a more productive use of alternative energy. In April of 2008, he co-founded a company called Solar Components to do just that. 

Through the years, Nathan Schulhof has been extensively quoted and featured in technology and consumer media, including pieces in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Businessweek, Inc., Success, among others. Schulhof has been a regular guest on television’s Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and CNBC’s Squawk Box. 

In June of 2016 Nathan Schulhof, along with co-author John Seeley, best-selling author of "Get Unstuck!" released their new book "Father of the MP3 Player, Lessons in Business and Life, From a Visionary Entrepreneur.” 

Nathan Schulhof speaks both in the U.S. and around the world, entertaining audiences with his futuristic insights, good humor and visionary innovations.He has been the keynote speaker at industry events (including COMDEX, CES, Fall Internet World and Apple Computer's Independent Developer Conference, among others), and has raised tens of millions of dollars in private and public equity.

Speaking Topics
  • Bringing a Product to Market
  • The Development of the MP3 Player
  • The role of entrepreneurism in the technology world
  • Corporate restructuring, Capital formation / fundraising,
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • How Technology and Biotechnology Will Drastically Change Our Lives.
  • Strategic partnerships
  • The future of digital content and delivery systems to new technology inventions
Nathan Schulhof

Smart Speakers is a proud member of the IASB 




Smart Speakers USA Corp
9595 Six Pines Dr.
Suite 8210
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Latin America

logo internacional mobil

Members of 





MPI nav logo

With offices in: √Boston  √Raleigh  √Houston  √Mexico City  √Bogota  √Santiago de Chile