Jason Kintzler

Jason Kintzler

Founder & CEO


Lifekey

Dubois, WY USA


You can only fall so far. We all know what’s in us—how strong we are, or what our skill sets are. What’s the worst that can happen?

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Jason Kintzler

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was born and raised in Wyoming.
I went to Montana for college and got involved in the school newspaper.
As a junior in college, I was offered a position as a news anchor for Butte, Bozeman, and Helena, Montana, so I left school early and took the job.
After a few years, I decided to look for other job opportunities—I wasn’t doing as much reporting as I wanted and I didn’t want to move to the East Coast in order to be successful in television.
I ended up getting a job doing public relations for an outdoor company back home in Wyoming.
While working in public relations, I came up with a business model for a more efficient digital press kit.
After coming into some money while visiting Las Vegas for a trade show, I started Pitchengine, a marketing software company—within a year, over 20,000 brands were using Pitchengine.
The success of Pitchengine incentivized me to try some other entrepreneurial endeavors, including Lifekey, a company that creates products that use NFC technology to solve a variety of problems.
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Education

High School

Career

Founder & CEO

I created a tech company that makes tap-enabled wearable devices.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Technology
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I start my day at a coffee shop, talking to other community members to learn about history and current happenings. When I get into work, I log on to messages from China and Europe because they're on an earlier schedule. Then my day plays out with multiple Zoom meetings—most meetings are virtual like this because of remote nature of Wyoming. Towards the end of my day, I'll spend time getting things set up and running on the manufacturing side of the business.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Think about what success means to you right now. Does success mean opening a store on your city's main street? Does it mean moving to a big city and climbing the corporate ladder? Success is relative, so if you can identify what it means to you in this moment in time, then figuring out the steps to get there is easy. And if your definition of success changes, that's okay. Then you'll figure out new steps. As long as you have confidence and a good work ethic, you can make it.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You're a news anchor—you've made it! You're already successful. Why would you leave that?"

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student