Jon Nordmark Retail Expert

Jon has been the Co-Founder & CEO at since 2013.He served as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and President at eBags, Inc. since  Prior to ebags Inc., he spent eleven years at Samsonite and worked on several projects. During most of his time at Samsonite, Jon directed the research, design, development, marketing and lifecycles of products introduced into over 20 different distribution channels - from warehouse clubs to department stores to mass merchants and even military accounts. In 1999, with a law firm and the Denver Mayor's Office, he Co-founded Startup Basecamp. As a believer in the startup ecosystem, Jon serves as an Advisor/Investor at young companies, such as,,,,,,,, and, BazaarVoice,,,, and He continues to help organize this day-long educational summit which draws about 500 attendees each year. He was selected as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Region in 2003. He received the Colorado Technology Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, after receiving the award he established the Colorado chapter of Founder Institute. Jon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Colorado Boulder - Leeds School of Business. 

Camera or no Camera? Face or no Face?

Camera or no Camera? Should You Show Your Face?

It looks like ~40% of Zoom users expect you to turn on your camera.

Clubhouse and Roblox illustrate Why Network Orchestration, Low-Code and Citizen Creators Alter the Competitive Technology Landscape

Clubhouse and Roblox illustrate Why Network Orchestration, Low-Code and Citizen Creators Alter the Competitive Technology Landscape

Founded March 15, 2020 (just one year ago), Clubhouse is now valued at $1 billion.

The United States of Amazon and its flywheel economy

The United States of Amazon and its Flywheel Economy

"The tech giants have as much money and influence as nation states."


How Amazon could use Peloton's IoT + PII to attack healthcare and grocery

Over the next two years, Peloton will likely be acquired or go public. As a Peloton rider myself (2+ years as @Jon_Nordie), I'd like Peloton to remain independent and entrepreneurial. I love the bike. Its community. Its instructors. Its IoT connectivity. Yet, as you'll read, I believe #Peloton is ripe for being part of a larger #ecosystem. And I am sure Peloton will get many offers.


Why Amazon is Interested in Bone Conduction

Amazon's Lab126 is rumored to be working on bone conduction. It could be packaged in an "eyeglasses-attachment" or "headband" that speaks to you by vibrating the bones in your skull. It's called bone conduction.

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