The Venice Beach boardwalk plays host to a colorful band of characters — street performers, dreamers, lurkers, fitness freaks, tourists and those you couldn’t possibly bundle into a discernible clique. Break stride even for an instant and you’ll find yourself an unsuspecting participant in a dance circle or among the first to sample a local artist’s mixtape through a set of weathered, old headphones.
To Rick Martinez, this is the office — where it all began. The vibrant panorama stretches well beyond the periphery of his entrepreneurial beginnings; it’s always been part of him. Several times a year Rick returns to his coastal sanctuary — from his new base of operations in San Antonio, Texas — to reconnect and draw new inspiration for his business, Project Bink.
ONTRAPORT affords him that luxury. Wherever he goes, his business goes with him — running itself even when Rick’s laptop is safely stowed away.
It’s helped him fuel his life’s purpose….something that took a painful, debilitating accident and the stories shared thereafter to click into place.