NICE TO MEET YOU NIK ROKOP

by New Idiom


Where are you from?

Hungary, and I’ve lived in 6 countries

How did you end up at ID? Where were you before?

I’m part-time MDM, so I’m still at IIT, where I run the IIT Entrepreneurship Academy and IIT Stuart Knapp Entrepreneurship Center.  Previous to that, I ran my own company, nLake Technology Partners, doing technology commercialization.  I’ve been in the steel industry, manufacturing and started the world’s first cybercafe in an international airport.

Tell us quickly about a project that you’re working on now that you’re really excited about.

At ID - the solution to the food crisis (Larry Keeley’s Platform Strategy); at IIT, launching our Entrepreneurship Academy, the “one stop shop” for all things entrepreneurship at IIT.

What do you do in your spare time?

Latin dance, rollerblade, travel, bicycle, hang out with my lady friend….WHAT spare time??

What would you do with 20 million dollars?

Invest in a bunch of companies that will become the next Googles, Teslas, and…probably create a startup incubator.

What super-power would you most like to have, and why?

Fly…I flew airplanes, but that’s just too limiting!

What are the websites you could not live without?

Travel reservation sites, MyYahoo!, weather sites, Amazon.com, iTunes (for apps)

Is there anything you would like to say to ID?  

Make your incredible ideas a reality!