Colton Westmoreland, founder & CEO of Apollo Virtual Reality. Sac State graduate, accountant, adrenaline junky, & of course–Entrepreneur.
Colton has something in common with many entrepreneurs. He didn’t like school. Understandably, school was tough as Colton explains, he battles Dyslexia and ADD.
He went from almost flunking out of high school to graduating from Sac State as a top prospect for Moss Adams.
Things seemed to be going well for Colton. Job in his chosen field with a top company. But something was missing. He became complacent. Moved around. Was “abruptly dismissed” as he puts it.
Then as luck would have it, Colton fell in love with Virtual Reality. He wormed his way into a contract job with a VR start up. Poured his life into that company working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once again, things seemed to be going well and then the rug was pulled out from under him.
His dream job was no longer needed. They wouldn’t be renewing his contract.
After a brief bout with depression, Colton did what entrepreneurs do. He got back on the horse. Got back into tech. That lead him back to his passion. And Apollo Virtual Reality was born.
They provide turn key Virtual Reality attractions by integrating VR Tech and infrastructure together in a handsome, package-able unit for arcades location based entertainment businesses and family entertainment centers.
Apollo is in its infantile stages. They have a unit installed at Monster-min golf at the old Nimbus Winery building at the corner of Hazel & Folsom Blvd.
I’m very pleased to get Colton on my show now before he becomes too big because Apollo is going to take off.
Colton reveals intimate details about his life, his struggles, his fears and his failures. Check out his interview to hear his story and be inspired to follow your dreams and passion.
Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode:
- Overcoming Depression
- Overcoming Learning Disorders
- A near battle royal with a pack of Senior Citizens
- Forging ahead
- Never giving up
- Follow your passion
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