Dan Shapiro

Nominee, 2014, Rising Star - Robot Turtles

Dan Shapiro, Seattle entrepreneur and programmer, created Robot Turtles to give his four year old twins the superpower anyone could wish for – an understanding of computer programming. Little did he know that it would become the most backed board game in Kickstarter history raising more than $630,000.

A veteran of Microsoft, Google and founder of several startups—Dan sold his company Sparkbuy to Google in 2011. He worked for 2 years as CEO of Google Comparison before taking leave to focus on writing a book and developing Robot Turtles. Dan is now a full time inventor and dad. He blogs about inventions and entrepreneurship at: www.danshapiro.com