Justin Bingham is on the fast track. The former BYU track-and-field star sold his first company at 28. And his new venture, Kameleonz, is entrepreneurship at its brightest. It offers sunglasses that are customizable, floatable, and interchangeable, and it now sells 100-plus color combinations in 25 countries worldwide. What’s more, Bingham is taking the company motto — #LifesABeach — to the streets. Kameleonz is the visionary behind The Adventure Hunt, in which 15 treasure chests are buried throughout the United States so teams of two can race to find them (and win a trip to the Caribbean). Talk about making hay while the sun shines.
Coolest Life Moment I got a product sponsorship as a rock climber last year.
Coolest Business Moment I sold my first startup at 28. (TopBlip.com, which is now Gigg.com.) First of many, I hope.
Coolest Advice Received Team is everything.
Coolest Advice Given Ideas are a bi-product of a great team.
Coolest Job Pre-Entrepreneurship I ran track and field at BYU, so during the school year I wasn’t able to have a job. I was turned onto the summer sales industry, where I was successful enough to support my family and start my first company after graduation.
Coolest Client Interaction We provided a contest for Maroon 5 and the 10-year re-release of their album, “Songs About Jane.” I was made an admin on their Facebook page for six months, and each time I logged in I had to make sure I wasn’t posting as M5, otherwise 20 million people would be scratching their heads wondering why Adam Levine posted a picture of his son’s T-ball game.
Coolest College Class Public Speaking. I learned the unwritten rules.
Coolest Dream I’m always a superhero saving someone.
Coolest Person Met Tupac
Coolest Compliment “You are well balanced between family and work.”