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Small Business Breakthroughs with Rob Kopp, Serial Entrepreneur

Oct
26
2023
Thu 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Management/Leadership

A podcast style Q&A designed to dig into the topics that are impacting your business and keeping you up at night.

About this Event:

Join the Ohio Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center for a podcast style Q&A designed to dig into the topics that are impacting your business and keeping you up at night.

Each edition of “Small Business Breakthroughs” will feature a timely discussion on trends, economic environment impacts in business, or business management tips and advice and more.

Small Business Breakthroughs welcomes Rob Kopp, President of Rono Consulting, LLC. Rob is a serial entrepreneur who has started, grown, and successfully exited many businesses in Central Ohio. Rob works with small business owners as a business advisor, board member, and business strategist. Rob will share tips and recommendations to help you experience more success with your business.

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Featured Guest: Rob Kopp, CEO of Rono Consulting

Rob Kopp has a rich background in building and developing information technology-related businesses. As the founder and president of Metro Data Center, his 6th startup, Rob created a national footprint of metropolitan fiber networks, data centers, hybrid colocation-cloud solutions, and business accelerator development. Rob had a successful exit through a sale of the Metro Data Center to DartPoints in 2021.Rob also played a pivotal role in establishing the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC), which supports over 163 emerging start-up companies.

Previously, Rob served as the CIO of The Frank Gates Companies, a group specializing in employee benefit and risk management global services, overseeing 11 affiliated companies. His contributions were instrumental in forming the largest Managed Care Organization in Ohio, boasting over 1,700 employees. As the founder and CEO of Visual Risk Solutions, Rob focused on software and infrastructure hosting nationwide. Notably, Microsoft partnered with VRS to host more than 100,000 licensed copies of VRS software products and services worldwide.

Additionally, Rob has held the role of Section Chief over multiple high-profile Divisions in the State of Ohio’s Attorney's Office. He is a graduate of Delaware Tech, and he resides in Westerville, Ohio, with his wife Brenda and their three children.

MODERATOR: Michael Bowers, CBA, Director, Ohio SBDC at Columbus State

Michael Bowers is a business consultant and Director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State. Michael works closely with entrepreneurs and business owners assisting them in building their companies. He has a diverse business skill set with experience in banking, private equity, strategic planning, digital media and marketing.


Fee: No Cost

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Ohio SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For arrangements, call the Ohio SBDC at 614-466-2711 or (800) 848-1300.
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