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20201024 010 PCB Convention, Gamifying Independence, Marty Schultz

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Episode Notes Gamifying Independence, Marty Schultz, Objective Ed.

46mins

3 Jan 2021

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1180: Constantly Asking for Feedback and Never Taking it Personally with Marty Schultz

The Entrepreneur Way

Marty Schultz is a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor, award-winning innovator and creator of some of the US’s fastest-growing software companies over his expansive career. A firm believer in sharing his knowledge with others, Marty mentors entrepreneurs and presents at startup and venture capital conferences on how to bootstrap and grow software startups He has founded several businesses including Blindfold Games, McGruff SafeGuard, co-founded eSped , founded Omtool, and also founded and ran a company that enabled hundreds of computer resellers to prosper by selling the new generation of microcomputers. “constantly ask for feedback and never take it personally. Get used to being rejected and learn from being rejected. When you are doing some activity that is going to have a lot of rejection like cold calling set a goal of how many you want to do each day and stick with that… If you don’t like confrontation you need to do that over and over again until you basically don’t mind it. You will have confrontation, you will have rejection, get over it. And finally do what I did and take an improv class and start enjoy speaking in front of audiences”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-6Yn

40mins

26 Apr 2019

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Angels, Exits, & Acquisitions

On today’s show, Jeff speaks with Marty Schultz, angel investor, and award-winning software innovator and creator. Marty talks about how to know you are ready for investors, how to make sure you have a product that solves a pain that people are willing to pay for, and how to successfully navigate challenges and create growth.Marty Schultz (martyschultz.net) is a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor, award-winning innovator and creator of some of the top category-leading software companies over his expansive career. In 2014, Marty started Blindfold Games, an app development company that builds accessible games for the visually impaired community. The idea for Blindfold Games was conceived serendipitously during an after-school App Design Club he started at his daughter’s middle school. To date, the company has released over 80 games that promote learning through gamification. The games are enjoyed by over 10,000 visually impaired people from 7 to 70 years old, and recently surpassed the 500,000th download. In 2014, Marty started Blindfold Games, an app development company that builds accessible games for the visually impaired community. The idea for Blindfold Games was conceived serendipitously during an after-school App Design Club he started at his daughter’s middle school. To date, the company has released over 80 games that promote learning through gamification. The games are enjoyed by over 10,000 visually impaired people from 7 to 70 years old, and recently surpassed the 500,000th download. In 2005, he founded McGruff SafeGuard, a parental control system in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council and McGruff the Crime Dog, a talking dog loved by generations of children, designed to increase crime awareness and personal safety. The service alerted parents to online dangers for their children, such as Internet predators, sexual abuse or drug use and provided helpful advice about online parenting issues.Throughout his career, Marty has received many awards and recognition for his work, including being named “Developer of the Year” (2015) and “Best iOS Game of the Year” (2016) at AppleVis’s Golden Apple Awards, as well as one of the “Technology Fast 500™ in the US” by Deloitte & Touche and Software magazine’s “Top 500 Software Companies in the US” (2000). A firm believer in sharing his knowledge with others, Marty mentors entrepreneurs and presents at startup and venture capital conferences on how to bootstrap and grow software startups. His presentations include topics such as "Lessons Learned from Bootstrapping Companies" and "How My Hobby - Blindfold Games - Has Brightened the Lives of Thousands." He holds a Certificate from the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program and earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Marty Schultz is a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor, award-winning innovator and creator of some of the top category-leading software companies over his expansive career. In 2014, Marty started Blindfold Games, an app development company that builds accessible games for the visually impaired community. The idea for Blindfold Games was conceived serendipitously during an after-school App Design Club he started at his daughter’s middle school. To date, the company has released over 80 games that promote learning through gamification. The games are enjoyed by over 10,000 visually impaired people from 7 to 70 years old, and recently surpassed the 500,000th download. In 2005, he founded McGruff SafeGuard, a parental control system in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council and McGruff the Crime Dog, a talking dog loved by generations of children, designed to increase crime awareness and personal safety. The service alerted parents to online dangers for their children, such as Internet predators, sexual abuse or drug use and provided helpful advice abo... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

2 Oct 2018

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Apple Being Sued Over Website Inaccessibility, Charles Schultz Museum has gone tactile and Marty schultz from Blindfold Games Is Getting Into Education

Life After Blindness

Tim is join once again on the Life After Blindness Podcast by Maria Johnson from Girl Gone Blind. Maria and Tim discuss the recent lawsuit filed against Apple for failing to make certain parts of their website accessible when using a screen reader. Then they talk about how the Charles M Schultz Museum in California is offering tactile renderings of certain Peanuts cartoons. They wrap up the News discussion this week by following up on a story from a few weeks ago about the Nfb and their partnership with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. Next, Tim is joined by Marty schultz from Blindfold Games. Marty talks about his new initiative that will use portions of gameplay from the Blindfold Games series to be used in educational apps for the blind and visually impaired. Thank you very much for listening to the Life After Blindness podcast! If you have questions or comments please send your emails to: tim@lifeafterblinds.com and be sure to tune in again next week for more news, interviews and tech reviews! Take care everybody. The post Apple Being Sued Over Website Inaccessibility, Charles Schultz Museum has gone tactile and Marty schultz from Blindfold Games Is Getting Into Education appeared first on Life After Blindness.

1hr 1min

29 Sep 2018

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Ep. 19 – Marty Schultz – Co-founder of Blindfold Games

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Marty Schultz / Blindfold Games Marty Schultz is a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor, award-winning innovator and has bootstrapped and grown over five companies in his career.   He started an enterprise messaging company in the 1990’s and took it public prior to the Internet explosion, and he built one of the first software-as-a-service companies

23 Aug 2018

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Ep. 19 – Marty Schultz – Co-founder of Blindfold Games

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Marty Schultz / Blindfold Games Marty Schultz is a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor, award-winning innovator and has bootstrapped and grown over five companies in his career.   He started an enterprise messaging company in the 1990’s and took it public prior to the Internet explosion, and he built one of the first software-as-a-service companies (more…)

23 Aug 2018

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1min

19 May 2018

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Tek Talk presents Marty Schultz, Founder/Developer of Blindfold Games

Tek Talk

This Monday Marty will be focusing on his development of Blindfold Games giving blind and visually impaired iPhone users the opportunity to enjoy many games which sighted persons play for leisure.

50mins

9 Jan 2018

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Blindfold Games versus apple – Life After Blindness Spotlight with Marty schultz

Life After Blindness

Welcome to the Life After Blindness Spotlight podcast. My special guest this week is Marty schultz from Kid Friendly Software. Marty develops the Blindfold Games series that we all appreciate and love! This special edition of the podcast is to Spotlight the issues that Marty is having with Apple and a new rule they have implemented that is preventing him from adding new games at the App Store as well as updating any of his existing apps. In this interview, Marty talks about the humble beginnings of the Blindfold Game series and it’s growth up untill now. He explains the current issues that he’s having with Apple and what we can do as a community to help him remedy the problem. He also talks about the possible future of Kid Friendly Software and what he would like to do if Apple would change this rule. Below is a description of the problem in Marty’s own words from his blog: Two weeks ago, Apple rejected 3 updates: Blindfold Hopper, Blindfold Craps and Blindfold Horserace, by saying it violates a new rule of the App Store: apps that vary only by content (such as video or audio or text) must be merged into one app.  I explained that these apps are all different, and that only their menus and settings screens are similar.  I requested a phone call to discuss this further.  Tap here for details on Apple’s rejection. On Wednesday night, I talked with an Apple representative, and Apple’s decision is that unless I merge the 80 Blindfold Games into a handful of apps, they will no longer allow new games to be released or allow updates to be made. From a technology perspective, that’s extremely hard and time-consuming.  From a business perspective, that would mean spending hundreds of hours recoding the games, with no possible return-on-investment.  Most of the games generate sales in the first three months of the game being released, and I’ve been building these games for 4 years. From a usability perspective, that means the main menus would be ridiculously complex, and the settings screens would be confusing and almost unusable. If you are unhappy with this decision, you can express your opinion to Apple.  The accessibility desk is at accessibility@apple.com or you can call 1-800-MY-APPLE.  Thanks to everyone for enjoying my games. The post Blindfold Games versus apple – Life After Blindness Spotlight with Marty schultz appeared first on Life After Blindness.

20mins

10 Nov 2017