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This week on The Employer Blueprint Podcast we are excite to present CEO and Coach, Rick Coplin. Rick advises business owners exclusively, helping them to be the leaders their company, team, and family deserve. Rick is the Entrepreneur Coach at Denison University and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University, and has helped to start, scale, and exit a startup. Following that, he worked with an early-stage investment firm advising entrepreneurs, helping them to design business models, pitch their opportunities, connect with essential resources, and raise funds to fuel growth. During his time with the investment firm, Rick also collaborated with regional and local economic development professionals on entrepreneurial initiatives. His work included attraction/retention incentives for startups, and Rick contributed to the conception and development of several entrepreneurial centers in the Central Ohio region. Rick played a vital role in the startup and growth of the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center. It is one of the most successful entrepreneurial centers in the United States, housing over 140 companies. There are 163 graduates with 142 still operating.
Rick and his wife, Kim, have been married for 33 years. They have three children, one a recent college graduate living in Denver, one a Senior in college, and a daughter in 10th grade. They reside in Granville, Ohio.
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