Meet Launch NY’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Ken Rother

Ken Rother

Southern Tier Startup Alliance, Entrepreneur-in-Residence


Ken Rother is a proven entrepreneur who has built and exited two successful tech/media startup companies. He offers a unique blend of experience leading Web and Mobile technology teams, as well as in‐depth operations expertise in organizations ranging from a few people to a few hundred. Mr. Rother has held SVP positions at Discovery Communications and was responsible for the business and content strategy, programming, and operations for a number of Discovery’s key web properties including; Animal Planet, TreeHugger, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green, and Military Channel. Mr. Rother was CIO/CTO for Bowne Global Solutions (now part of LionBridge), after Mountain Lake Software, a Toronto-based company he co-founded with two partners, was acquired by New York based Bowne. Mountain Lake helped some of Canada’s largest banks get started on the internet. After his second successful exit, he has developed a deep passion for disruptive technology. Mr. Rother has provided mentoring services for Launch NY since its inception and currently also serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence trainer and client intake screener. He also leads entrepreneurship classes at Cornell University, the hardware accelerator, and National Science Foundation I-Corps technology commercialization programming through the Southern Tier Startup Alliance.

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