A lifelong entrepreneur, advisor to and investor in entrepreneurial ventures, Rokop has a passion for creating new businesses and helping others succeed.
He previously served as Managing Director of Illinois Tech's Knapp Entrepreneurship Center
, where he led and built a university resource to educate and support entrepreneurs.
Rokop has more than 30 years of successful entrepreneurial experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and international operations. His career spans the iron and steel industries, manufacturing, consulting, education and the Internet.
Nik's core focus areas are:
Startup finance and strategy
Sales & partnerships
Founder issues - personal and relationship
- Business Strategy
- Financials: Budgeting
- and Risk Management
- Fundraising and Investor Strategy
- Organizational Development and Human Resources
- Sales and Marketing