About Mike Sax

Founder & Chairman

Encryption: A plea for common sense

This morning I will join Senator Ron Wyden, Associate Professor Jun Li, and some of my fellow Silicon Shire tech entrepreneurs at the University of Oregon for a discussion panel on encryption and cybersecurity. My company, Wellbeyond, is dedicated to spreading health and happiness. During the past months we have developed a meditation app [...]

By | 2016-12-21T00:14:12+00:00 May 6th, 2016|

Why watchOS 2 will make your Apple Watch insanely great

When Wellbeyond released a meditation timer, it was designed from the ground up for the Apple Watch — with a “Watch First” mindset. The user interactions on the Watch were designed first, and the iOS app was almost an afterthought. While this fostered a very simple and elegant user interface, most development time [...]

By | 2016-12-21T00:14:15+00:00 September 9th, 2015|

My Life in Apps: The Founder

My purpose in life is to spread happiness. Every app I use is in some way fulfilling that purpose. For me, successful apps are single-purpose nuggets of delight that make a small part of my life easier, more effective, and more enjoyable. Collaboration Pivotal Tracker is a tool that helps [...]

By | 2016-12-21T00:14:21+00:00 March 6th, 2015|

Patent Reform: A small step that could make a big difference

A few days ago, Rep. Peter DeFazio introduced the SHIELD Act, a new law that aims to deter frivolous patent infringement lawsuits. The bipartisan bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz. The core problem: companies who abuse the patent system by threatening thousands of small businesses with legal action without [...]

By | 2012-08-10T09:24:30+00:00 August 10th, 2012|

A week of bi-coastal member meetups and conferences

  by  Kominyetska ACT was active on both coasts this week: Member Outreach Director Sara Kloek and ACT President Jonathan Zuck met up with members at the Microsoft TechEd Conference in Orlando Florida, while I was attending Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) and joined many of our app-building members in celebrating creativity [...]

By | 2016-12-21T00:14:34+00:00 June 15th, 2012|
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