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A unique cross-disciplinary, strategic, seasoned innovative advisor, coach, and entrepreneur. With 3 decades of firsts as a guiding hand to positive impacts in fields including these below:

3D Printing
Soul Rider LLC teams have advised and guided 3D printing and discussions in ⚡ Field Research Biology for the first ever, truly accurate California Desert tortoise shell reproductions ⚡ Presentation of Heritage Antiquities found at renowned archaeological research sites ⚡ and Presentation and promotion of ancient Egyptian sarcophagi held by a U.S. university’s museum, and used in its museum conservation programs
Applied Research in Mobile Video Games and Monetization
The Soul Rider LLC ⚡ Is first funder as General Partner in a private fund, and lead founder of the new ThoughtifyTM, which will collect and leverage crowd sourced intuition into actionable forecasts and predictions in most every field of endeavor ⚡ At another company he co-founded, Hardshell LabsTM, he catalyzed and guided the creation of its mobile video games for environmental conservation of endangered species, in collaboration with a renowned media arts college.
Museum-quality Animation Fine Art Collections & Publishing
Mike was a prime marketer, business development strategist, investor, distribution consultant, silent partner, drive-time radio advisor, and technologist for two different animation fine art galleries ⚡ One of the galleries held one of only two Warner Bros.® animation art publication licenses in existence at that time ⚡ With his marketing strategies the second of the galleries expanded from having collectors of animation fine art in only the US, to having clients in 3 other countries. His internet division closed an amazing 35% of its leads.
Business Computer Network Management
Mike directed, built from scratch, and managed for 12 years a multi-user LAN of mixed operating systems, including ⚡ all software, all firewall systems and appliances ⚡ all contact management programs ⚡ all art image inventory databases ⚡ all collector management software including back-end accounting systems ⚡ software patching servers ⚡ and all management of all contracting programmers
Environmental Conservation, Telerobotics, and Advertising
Mike co-founded and exited the company ⚡ Which is preventing the extinction in the wild Southwest U.S. of the Desert tortoise ⚡ Was a pivotal team member in the company's public TEDx debut of its internet-controlled Guardian AngelTM Rover ⚡ Guided the commission and TEDx debut of the company’s 1st video game ⚡ The Soul Rider LLC is also first funder and lead advisor of an ambitious environmental advertising startup, which aims to use crowd sourcing to influence corporate advertisers’ content, their media buys, and to influence the evolution of their marketing to consumers of environmental messaging
Preservation of Heritage Antiquities, including in Egypt
The Soul Rider LLC ⚡ Represented a large, private collection of 18th Dynasty Egyptian statuary, with complex research and planning for its sale to wealthy collectors, and its prospective repatriation ⚡ Since funding of excellent research on renowned world heritage sites has languished, Mike conceived marketing and blockchain campaign strategies to create fractional ownership. This will allow private but eager enthusiasts to fund continuing research in astounding investigations including those at The Ramesseum and Gebel el Sisileh (both are in Egypt); Delphi, Greece; Chichén Itzá, Mexico; Mesa Verde, USA; and Çatalhöyük, Turkey.
Industry conferences & special events in Insurance, Healthcare, and Academia
Mike's experience over decades in conferences, including as a speaker, a director, or a key organizer includes ⚡ In an annual, international insurance marketing management convention ⚡ As lead trainer of campaign executive volunteers and speakers for large nonprofits ⚡ As lead producer of of a special 2 day, invitation only, industry/university event ⚡ As lead producer of a flagship university's first ever Corporate Associates programs ⚡ As co-producer of a unique medical teaching conference about science, death, and consciousness
Automobile Racing Team Building Promotions
Mike was a sponsored marketing publicist for the western region of a prominent, national off-road, on-track automobile road racing organization ⚡ In addition to running his own sponsored high performance car for very fast fun at triple-digit speeds on closed, off-road racing tracks ⚡ With thrilled racers or white-knuckled, prospective racers riding shotgun, he also drove public, high speed demonstration laps in his car

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ABOUT Michael D. Austin

Unique Board Advisor and Director for Special Companies of 7- to 9-Figure Valuations

Co-founder, director, and first funder of ThoughtifyTM, a new worldwide events forecasting platform in crowd sourcing, scheduled to be beta tested in Q3 of 2022

Directing founder of a private fund which uses crowd sourced forecasts, and its management company’s methods are mentioned in the 2018 scientifically inspired book, The Premonition Code

After 38 years his Soul Rider team resuscitated a long-dead forensic archaeological project, which aimed to test ancient remains which could be those of a worldwide, household name
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