Startup Drinks is TONIGHT! Get excited. We have a few more Captains that we’re able to present today, starting off with the incredible James “Jim” Bastian.
A few weeks ago, Jim rocked the stage at 1 Million Cups as our oldest, most experienced inventor. The retired PhD scientist has been inventing for all 89 years of his life; his works include being project leader for developing Calcitonin (the first successful drug for treatment of bone disease), a game-changing painting method that is still used today, a walker-treadmill hybrid, and most recently, magnetic phone mounts. He’s currently building up his startup selling these products with his startup, Magnetic Phone Mount.
Here’s a little more about the one and only Jim Bastian! Come meet and chat with him tonight, 5 PM at Boerth’s Gallery. Sign up here!
Jim “Jimmie” Bastian: The Tireless Inventor
Q: Do you have a nickname?
A: My nickname is “Jimmie”
Q: Any awkward tattoos? If so, please describe.
A: No tattoos – too old for that!
Q: If you could describe your startup as an animal what animal would it be?
A: My wife, Helen, suggests “Turtle”.
Q: What is one of the most influential books you’ve ever read?
A: Homo Evolutis
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
Q: What is one the coolest places you’ve traveled?
A: Japan, a skiing spot in northern Japan.
[From 1 Million Cups…]
Q: With 89 years of experience, what’s your advice for entrepreneurs?
A: Maintain your drive.
Thanks for sharing “Jimmie!” Come meet him and the rest of our Captains tonight at Startup Drinks.
Follow Jim on Twitter at @parrotjack
Photos courtesy of Jim Bastian and Marisa Jackels.