Rich’s mission is to transform the world through innovation and entrepreneurship. He believes that startups give all people the opportunity to grow, learn, and earn. He’s been a founder and an early employee, helped raise angel financing, organized and run major startup events, and mentored founders. He was hired in 2014 by IBM/SoftLayer to manage secondary markets for their startup program, Catalyst. He was promoted to North America Manager for IBM Global Entrepreneur shortly after that. He and his team enrolled 2500+ startups in the US & Canada over three years, which generated tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue for IBM.
He is currently also a Venture Partner at SpringTime Ventures where he manages deal flow and due diligence, and he’s the founder of Engage Here. He lives in beautiful Boulder Colorado with his amazing wife & son, and enjoys tech, video games, sci-fi, and skiing.
This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.