Serial entrepreneur. Technologist. Humanist. Acquirer of eclectic knowledge.
Ben Zittlau got his start in technology working on CMOS image sensor chips at Micron Imaging (spun off into Aptina Imaging). He got the opportunity there to work in both Boise, Idaho, and San Jose, California; two opposite ends of the culture spectrum. Living in San Jose exposed him to the technology and entrepreneurial spirit and energy that would guide his direction afterwards.
Deciding that before a mortgage, wife, or kids was as a good time as any to take the plunge, Ben quit his 9-5 job as an engineer and exchanged it for the role of CTO and co-founder of Firenest Innovations Inc. Firenest provided web-based online collaboration tools for the technology deprived Non-profit sector, and would eventually be talent absorbed into BoardSuite Corp.
Ben is constantly experimenting and creating, with current active projects at www.alertzy.com, www.zittlau.ca, and www.springlaunched.com. He is also working on a project to expose the true messy side of entrepreneurship at www.techsoggy.com, so stay tuned!