Anthony Peniche first received his degree at Western Oregon University where he ended up getting his Associate’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. During his time at University he participated in Track and Field and did the 100m, 200m, and long jump events. After two years at Western Oregon University he knew that this isn’t what he wanted to do and instead enrolled at the Art Institute of Portland. He ended up receiving his BA in Apparel Design, which is what he was truly passionate about at that time. Right after finishing his degree at the young age of 21, Tony became a fashion designer and quickly became successful. Several brands such as, Lamborghini, Motocorsa, 42 Bellow, Vodka, and Red Bull sponsored him right off the bat. A few years later in 2012, Tony received the Fashion Designer of the Year by the PFSA.
Anthony Peniche is also serial entrepreneur and start up expert. Anthony does a lot of business consulting in and near Portland. He consults in the areas of: development, innovation, kick-starters, marketing, manufacturing, and launch strategies. One of his specialties is in providing companies with investor strategies, which is a really important thing for companies to know about. He also specializes in all things to do with startups, but also has a lot of experience in kick-starters. In 2014, Anthony Peniche was able to invent and patent the Whiskey Element and launch the company Time & Oak, thanks to his very successful kick-starter that raised over $195,000 in just 30 days.
In May of 2012, Anthony Peniche opened his first 5,000 sq. ft. photography studio & creative office spaces in NW Portland. Only 18 months later and Tony Peniche was able to open a second facility that is around 7,000 sq. ft. in SE Portland, due to his success in photography. He then founded his company called NXT Industries. NXT Industries was created to be a revolutionary creative development corporation that builds and manages hybrid office-studio spaces for artists, freelancers and small companies to accelerate their business by taking advantage of all the available resources. These resources include administrative, business and legal services. By working with the best and most creative minds in their respective industries, Tony Peniche is in turn creating a massive creative service network.
Tony Peniche sees the community side of business. This means that he is actively involved in the community of Portland and trying to help out fellow entrepreneurs in the respective area.