Mark Cuban is an entrepreneur, investor, and star on the ABC show Shark Tank. A graduate of Indiana University, Cuban created MicroSolutions, a computer consulting service he sold to CompuServe in 1990. In 1995, he cofounded Audionet, later Broadcast.com, to stream audio over the internet, and sold it to Yahoo for $5.6 billion dollars.
Cuban acquired the Dallas Maverick’s NBA team in 2000, currently listed as one of Forbes’ most valuable sports franchises. He is the best-selling author of How to Win at the Sport of Business and holds multiple patents, including a VR solution for vestibular-induced dizziness and a method for counting objects on the ground from a drone. Cuban was also the executive producer on movies nominated for seven Academy Awards: Good Night and Good Luck; and, Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room.
To combat unscrupulous business practices, Cuban established Sharesleuth, a research and investigation website to uncover fraud in financial markets, and endowed an Electronic Frontier Foundation effort to fight patent trolls. The Mark Cuban Foundation’s AI Bootcamps Initiative hosts free Introduction to AI Bootcamps for low-income high schoolers.