Perhaps one of the greatest benefits BigCos provide #StartupCincy is a proving ground for talented entrepreneurs. Cutting your teeth at a large corporation is a great way to learn the in’s and out’s of the industry you want to disrupt.
These are just four #StartupCincy founders that got their start at a BigCo and then moved on to do amazing things.
Rodney Williams, CEO and Co-Founder at Lisnr – From 2008 to 2012, Rodney worked for P&G as a brand manager. In 2012, he took the leap from BigCo to NewCo and co-founded Lisnr. Which worked out pretty well for him. $4.4 million in funding, a trip to the White House and a recent deal with Visa.
Follow Rodney on Twitter @rodneybwilliams
Follow Lisnr on Twitter @Lisnr
Bob Gilbreath, President and Co-Founder at Ahalogy – Bob started as a Brand Manager at P&G, moved to Possible where he become Chief Strategy Officer in 2010 and became CincyTech’s EIR in 2011. During his time at CincyTech he met Michael Wohlschlaeger and the rest is history.
Follow Bob on Twitter @mktgwithmeaning
Follow Ahalogy on Twitter @Ahalogy
Follow Mike on Twitter @mike_sarow
Follow Kapture on Twitter @kaptureaudio
Follow Alex on Twitter @burk3113
Follow Tixers on Twitter @Tixers
The shift from corporate employee to startup founder can be intimidating. But the nice thing about our ecosystem is there are plenty of people willing to help. So if you have an idea that’s been gnawing at the back of your head for years, maybe now’s the time to try and make it a reality.