On today’s episode I’m joined by investor, entrepreneur, event promoter, community creator, spiritual seeker and overall rad dad, Chris Schultz!
Chris and I met in New Orleans while we were both deeply integrated in the post-Hurricane Katrina entrepreneurial wave. Chris’ start-up incubator, LaunchPad, helped several early-stage businesses come to market by providing capital, mentorship and networking opportunities for growth to founders of all types. He also played a pivotal role in the Collision Conference, TribeCon, LaunchFest and many other events at the intersection of technology, community and entertainment.
Now making his home in Northern California, Chris and his wife, Anne, have launched a nascent music festival called Cosmico Fest (which has one event in Todos Santos, Mexico and the other in Healdsburg, CA) with the stated mission of building community and love through incredible musical experiences. You may say that “creating community” is in Chris’ blood, and you’d be right. It’s one of the things I like most about this guy.
I hope you enjoy this conversation with Chris, let’s get into it!
About Chris Schultz:
I'm your first believer - Yes, you can do it. When we're together IRL, my goal is to encourage you. (We all hear "that'll never work" enough.) When we're not together, I write to educate and inspire.
Work Digital: I help companies build AI software to give their employees superpowers and their customers 'yay technology!' moments. I've built software for & invested in 3 unicorns.
Live Analog: I'm writing a book called Analog. It’s a love letter to my father who inspired me to live my life as an analog to his. It explores lessons from my entrepreneurial journey to help others to create a life of agency, meaning and joy.
Stay in touch through my weekly(ish) newsletter called Flow State: https://www.cschul.tz
You can find Chris’ Cosmico Fest on the ‘Gram here: @cosmicofest.
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Thanks to my dear compadre from another madre, Billy Hayes, for the intoxicating theme music.