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