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August 08th 2017:The Business of Creating Fun

Perspectives from Kickstarter and Sharktank experiences.You may recognize special guest Adam Tichauer, Founder and Head Camper at Camp No Counselors, from Shark Tank on ABC. This episode also features Tim and Shannon Swindle, co-creators of Utternonsense, a fun accent card game funded on Kickstarter. Special guests all have something in common; they are both in the business of FUN.

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Adam Tichauer

Adam Tichauer is the Founder and CEO of Camp No Counselors, a sleepaway camp for grown-ups. Recently appearing on ABC’s “Shark Tank”, Camp No Counselors organizes year-round, all-inclusive weekend camp getaways for adults across North America. Each camp weekend is filled with land and water sports, arts ‘n crafts activities, nightly theme parties, an open bar, delicious meals and, of course, all the classic camp activities. In just three short years, Camp No Counselors has rapidly grown from a small gathering of friends to hosting over 40 camps in ten cities across the United States and Canada. At CNC, their motto is “Play like a kid, party like a grown-up.” Prior to founding Camp
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Tim Swindle

Tim Swindle is an entrepreneur who began his journey at PointDrive, first as an early investor and then as one of its three initial employees. Leading operations and sales, Tim helped build the company before it was acquired by LinkedIn in July 2016. During this time he also pursued a passion project that turned into something much bigger. Tim created Utter Nonsense, a card game with a simple yet entertaining concept. Exceeding its Kickstarter goal in August 2014, Utter Nonsense was soon carried by several game stores and ultimately nationwide within all of Target's 1,800 stores. Utter Nonsense continues to be one of Target’s best sellers and led to the development of a second edition of t
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Shannon Swindle

Shannon Swindle is the Director of Operations for Utter Nonsense, overseeing marketing and strategic partnerships for the organization. As a result of her self-taught PR efforts, Utter Nonsense caught the attention of a buyer at Target, leading to its distribution in all 1,800 stores nationwide. Leveraging her background as a mom and former teacher, she managed the development of the newest version, Utter Nonsense: Family Edition, with her brother Tim. She previously worked in higher education for Valparaiso University, has a background in international studies and has lived in several different countries. Shannon is passionate about play-based learning and would like to develop new games
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