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Rick Coplin

Advisor Columbus, Ohio Area, US

Former Vice President, Community Partner Ventures, Rev1 Ventures.

Former Vice President, Community Partner Ventures, Rev1 Ventures.

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The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University - MBA Mentor


MBA Mentor, Fisher College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship The Ohio State University January 2008 - present
MBA Mentor, Fisher College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship The Ohio State University - MBA Mentor January 2008 - present
Senior Consultant KPMG Peat Marwick September 1992 - June 1996
Vice President, Community Partner Ventures Rev1 Ventures July 2013 - January 2016
Entrepreneurial Consultant City of Dublin, Ohio - Economic Development February 2008 - January 2016
Venture Acceleration Director Rev1 Ventures February 2008 - July 2013
Director of Operations Armada Group, Inc. September 2001 - April 2007
Technology Program Director Banc One Investment Management Group November 1998 - April 2001
Manager Ernst & Young Consulting June 1996 - November 1998
Senior Consultant KPMG US September 1992 - June 1996


The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Operations, Finance 1989 - 1991
The Washington Campus 1990 - 1990
Denison University Economics 1981 - 1985

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Markets of Interest
  • • Financial Services
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses

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Kary Oberbrunner
They're my mentor  •  Founder, Igniting Souls and Author, Baker Book House.
Rick brings a unique blend of business clarity, competence, and confidence. Although highly experienced he makes the people around him feel ... valued and heard.
Victor Thorne
We worked together  •  Innovation Vanguard, ForgeX and Board Director, Powermers Inc.. Kellogg grad. Harvard Business School grad.
Rick is an excellent mentor to emerging entrepreneurs. He sets them up for success by helping them with their strategic and capital access p ... lanning. He is a great networker and advocate for Startups who can make connect Startups with the right talent, partners, investors, and customers. I highly recommend working with Rick.
Colleen Gilger, CEcD
We worked together  •  Economic Development Director, City of Dublin, Ohio USA. Previously Economic Development Manager, City of Dublin. The Ohio State grad.
Rick's background as a successful entrepreneur and trusted coach/mentor at Tech Columbus makes him invaluable to the tech start-ups at the D ... ublin Entrepreneurial Center and in the Columbus Region. I highly recommend!
Paul (E) Kilzer
We worked together  •  Advisor, TechColumbus and Business Performance Advisor, Insperity.
Rick has broad experience and deep character. His involvement in a venture has impact.
Brent Williams
They're my friends  •  Sales and Business Development, Tradecraft and Broker Associate, Alain Pinel Realtors.
Rick is a thought leader, encourager and visionary. He utilizes his personal startup experience and passion for innovation to create tangib ... le growth opportunities for the entrepreneurs and startups he advises.
Kay Wilson
We worked together  •  Executive Director, LeaderSpark, Inc. and Small Press Publisher, Carbon2Diamond Press. The Ohio State grad.
Because Rick uses his vision, creativity, strategic planning, entrepreneurial experiences and brand alignment insight to help drive the resu ... lts of individuals, teams and businesses
Al Pappas
Advisor, Generation Labs, Advisor, and Advisor, Rev1 Advisor Network. University of California, Los Angeles grad.

Brent Williams
They're my friends  •  Sales and Business Development, Tradecraft and Broker Associate, Alain Pinel Realtors.
Brent is and will be a great entrepreneur. He has a mindset of learning, seeks counsel and coaching, and he considers advice & follows throu ... gh with results. In addition, his personality is geared toward success and is a natural leader. Finally, his character is rock solid; I have the upmost respect for him.

Luke Barbara
Ambassador, Sandbox Network and Founder + CEO, TreinaLink. The Ohio State grad.
Luke is a passionate entrepreneur who is making a difference on a global scale, connecting Brazilian entrepreneurs to the world and visa-ver ... sa. Luke is committed to leading others through opportunity and tackling challenges that affect us all such as poverty and our environment. He has broad entrepreneurial and leadership experience built on a foundation of integrity and and solid character. You need to know Luke.

James Cossler
CEO and Huntington Bank Entrepreneur in Residence, Youngstown Business Incubator.
Jim Cossler is a consumate evangelist for the companies he works with through The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI). Jim and his team have ... repeatedly guided entrepreneurs through significant growth and investment. In addition, his leadership of YBI has produced the #1 rated incubator in world according to the UBI index, which relies heavily on result and program data. Jim is an outstanding entrepreneur, business leader and supporter of entrepreneurs.