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Rick E. Robinson

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Denver Area, US

Professor of Practice, University of Colorado and Partner, Sideriver Ventures.

Professor of Practice, University of Colorado and Partner, Sideriver Ventures.

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • UI/Design
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part time now, full time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • UI/Design
  • • Product

Involved In


E-Labs Ltd.
Iota Partners, LLC


Professor of Practice University of Colorado August 2015 - present
Partner Sideriver Ventures May 2009 - present
Vice President SapientNitro August 2012 - June 2015
Partner Iota Partners, LLC January 2011 - August 2012
Research Fellow Design Continuum January 2009 - April 2010
Vice President, Practice Innovation Continuum August 2007 - December 2008
SVP, Research Luth Research, LLC January 2006 - November 2006
Global Director GFK /NOP World November 2003 - November 2005
Chief Experience Officer Sapient October 1999 - June 2004
Founder / Principal E-Lab March 1994 - October 1999
research director Doblin Group 1988 - 1991


The University of Chicago Human Development 1982 - 1989
Ohio University Psychology, Art History, Communications 1977 - 1982

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Marketing
Advisor With
  • • Manufacturing
  • • Channel Partnerships
  • • Channel strategy
  • • manufacturing in the US
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Smart Home

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing research • Academics • User Experience Design

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Richard Buchanan
They're my friends  •  Professor & Chair, Department of Design & Innovation, Case Western Reserve University.
Rick has a powerful understanding of design and user research, key to successful product development and to establishing a successful startu ... p. He has extensive experience in each of these areas, and he has been successful as an entrepreneur in establishing his own company. He is intelligent, articulate, and possessed of excellent communication skills. He is trustworthy and discrete, friendly with many but friends with the best. All of this is why I am proud to vouch for him.
Scott Wickstrom
We worked together  •  Vice President & Managing Director, SapientNitro and Vice President & Managing Director, Second Story Interactive Studios.
Rick is simultaneously extraordinarily intelligent/futuristic and extremely pragmatic. Thinks of what most are unable to think of that woul ... d benefit a consumer/business today.
Lillian Shieh
We worked together  •  Director of Experience Strategy, SapientNitro. Previously user experience design, Lillian Shieh.
Rick is profound, incisive, and inspiring. He has also had the vision and acumen to launch two successful businesses (E-Lab and iota) that c ... hanged the way businesses think about and design for people's lives.
Jim Stigler
They're my professor  •  Co-Founder, Zaption, Inc.. University of Michigan grad. University of Pennsylvania grad. Brown grad.
Wisdom, experience, innovative thinking.