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Nick Woodman

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO, GoPro

Born: June 24, 1975, Santa Clara, California

Education: BA in visual arts, University of California, San Diego

Early Marker: During a round-the-world surfing trip following failure of his first start-up, marketing company funBug, Woodman realized the need for an affordable wearable camera that would be tough enough to survive active sports.

Big Idea: Seeking a global market for what has evolved into a Wi-Fi-enabled, remote-controllable, waterproof video camera that is the active enthusiast and drone pilot's go-to; developing a Web media business on the back of user-made and company-produced GoPro videos.

Wave of the Future: Visual Web, experiential economy, social media

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