Director CWRU LaunchNet, Case Western Reserve UniversityNorth America
Bob Sopko is the Director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at Case Western Reserve University, guiding students and alumni to analyze and bring their ideas to market. He arrived at the university in 2003 as the Information Technology Services Manager of Strategic Technology Partnerships. This entailed working with organizations such as Dell, Apple, Google, AT&T, Sprint, and others to provide their services and products to campus. He has assisted with the top level domain .jobs. Prior to that, he was VP marketing at Bain Capital funded 1-JOBS.com, promoting 80 tech career fairs in 40 major markets and over 600 recruiting websites. The company was eventually sold to the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. Bob began his career at Revco Drug, now CVS Pharmacy, and over an 18 year period he had various business and technology roles.
There are tremendous societal needs and creative solutions along with talented individuals are being developed to serve them.