Coolest Entrepreneurs: Kurt Workman, Owlet Baby Care

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Kurt Workman | Age 30 | Owlet Baby Care

Kurt Workman has built a company that sells both empowerment and peace of mind — two traits parents live for and long for.

Owlet Baby Care in Lehi is the creator of the Smart Sock baby monitor and the Owlet Band pregnancy monitor. As its co-founder and CEO, Workman has been an advocate for infant health since founding the venture-backed company in 2013. And the awards were born shortly thereafter.

Forbes called Owlet the “Next Billion-Dollar Startup.” Entrepreneur included it on their “100 Brilliant Companies” list. Fast Company gave them a “2017 World Changing Ideas” award. And it won “Best Wearable” and “Tech to Change The World” at the Consumer Electronics Show.

“Parents should be empowered with the right information at the right time,” Workman says.

Right you are.

First Things First

FIRST WORD Mom.

FIRST JOB Picking beats at Bangerter Farm.

FIRST EMAIL ADDRESS kurtworkman12@hotmail.com

FIRST OBSESSION Paintball.

FIRST CELEBRITY CRUSH Chris Pratt.

FIRST WHEELS Mazda 323 Hatchback.

FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU GET TO WORK Check email.

FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU GET HOME Hug my kids and my wife.

FIRST BIG BREAK In 2014 we closed our $2.1M seed round for Owlet.

FIRST FAILURE Workman Tile, a flooring company I started in college.

FIRST RULE OF SUCCESS Integrity.

FIRST RULE OF COOL I’m not that cool.

Last Things Last

LAST TEXT YOU SENT “Hey let’s chat for 10 minutes when you get a second.”

LAST SHOW YOU WATCHED “Frozen 2.”

LAST SONG YOU LISTENED TO “Greatest Showman.”

LAST BOOK YOU READ “Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.” I’m currently listening to “The Hobbit.”

FAMOUS LAST WORDS “We always overestimate what can be done in a year and underestimate what can be done in 10 years.” — Bill Gates

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