About the author
Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. A man who knows no limits, Naveen pushes big dreams into action, spurring massive cultural and technological change. His audacious vision and magnetic personality continually inspires others to follow what feels impossible. Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. Moon Express is the only company in the world to have the permission to leave earth orbit and land on the moon with the goal to harvest planetary resources and to develop infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society. Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of "making illness elective" by identifying microbial biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and to adjust the microbial imbalance through personalized nutrition. Naveen Jain a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on using incentive prizes to find solution to many of the societal challenges. He recently launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE to empower the women around the world. Naveen Jain is on the board of Singularity University where he is focused on educating and inspiring leaders to address humanity's grand challenges through innovative technologies. Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes including "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year", "Albert Einstein Technology Medal" for pioneers in technology, Recipient of "Ellis Island Medal of Honor", Most creative person" by Fast Company, "Top 50 philanthropists of 2018" by Town & Country magazine, "Humanitarian Innovation Award" at the United Nations, "Distinguished Global Thinker Award" by IILM, "Most admired Serial Entrepreneur" by Silicon India, "Top 20 Entrepreneurs" and "Lifetime Achievement Award" for the leadership by Red Herring.
John Schroeter is publisher of the iconic Popular Electronics, Mechanix Illustrated, and Popular Astronomy magazines at TechnicaCuriosa.com, and executive director of TheStartupStudy.com. Through his collaborations with celebrated super-entrepreneur Naveen Jain, Schroeter is working to inspire and equip entrepreneurs to imagine and build a future of "radical possibility." His deep industry experience spans semiconductors to high-performance computing to advanced automotive technologies. His patented work in eliminating counterfeit drugs from the supply chain was recognized with Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation Award. He also consults in the advanced semiconductor and high-performance computing fields, with an emphasis on machine learning applications in defense and healthcare. Schroeter is also the author of several books, including the Prentice Hall classic, Surviving the ASIC Experience, on the design of custom integrated circuits. Schroeter is widely published in the electronics trade press, having authored more than 50 technical white papers in semiconductor, wireless, and life sciences spaces. In the early '90s, Schroeter created a successful new category in consumer periodicals when he was among the first to package a CD with a newsstand magazine. Also passionate about music, Schroeter authored Between the Strings--the Secret Lives of Guitars, with introduction by BB King, and is an award-winning producer.