Inventor, Innovator, Entrepreneur, Mentor
SkyPoint Ventures, 100K Ideas, 100K Ventures
March 6, 2019
This show is brimming with fantastic information, stories, and ideas! Fish visits with the energetic innovator David Ollila, President and Chief Innovation Officer of SkyPoint Ventures, co-founder of 100K Ideas, founding partner of 100K Ventures, all Flint-based firms, and headquartered out of the Ferris Wheel Building in downtown Flint. David explains the yin and yang between an innovator and entrepreneur, and how “talent is equally distributed throughout the world, but opportunity is not.” With that in mind, SkyPoint Ventures, a Phil Hagerman brainchild that Ollila runs, offers the opportunity that the Flint area needs to empower people and move all of our great ideas forward.
David is the inventor of the helmet camera. His company, BioSport (yes, BEFORE GoPro), sold his product for use on cutting edge creations such as the Bunim-Murray Productions which produced all MTV reality shows and Les Stroud’s “Survivorman” from the Discovery Channel. David’s explosive imagination is always coming up with new innovations, and he shares his vast experience at the Ferris Wheel by offering a platform for people to pursue their own successes.
Oh, yeah...let’s not forget the story about the time he took over a plane on the tarmac…