Mike Bindrup was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michael studied Communications during his undergraduate work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas & holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree in International Business from the Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. Michael has over 25 years of Small Business Development, Consulting and Marketing Communications experience. He is a life-long entrepreneur, starting his first business at 16. While in college, Mike founded an advertising agency that created the content and produced displays for large-format digital printing used in trade-shows, new-home real estate sales office graphics, and food service signage to over 24 airports across the western region of the United States. Mike has also helped launch several start-ups in the fields of publishing, digital signage, and interactive media including a recent startup a digital marketing agency called 2468Media. Mike is an Economic Development research associate with the University of Nevada, Reno and formerly managed the Nevada Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he also advised over 10,000 small business owners on management issues and delivered entrepreneurial training courses to the southern Nevada business community. The Nevada SBDC was a part of the UNLV Office of Economic Development and Technology Transfer where Mike assisted with the commercialization of university funded research projects. Mike loves to teach. He has also taught as an Adjunct Faculty member at the UNLV Lee Business School, the Art Institute of Las Vegas and Sanford Brown College, where he has taught courses in entrepreneurship, business, design and marketing communications. Mike has lived and worked in Chile, Mexico, France and Switzerland. He enjoys documentaries, learning foreign languages, and playing guitar. He speaks fluent Spanish and is always practicing his French and Italian. Mike is also the author of "Ten Evil Truths About Starting Your New Small Business".