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                                                     Kevin Koym
                                                                            &
                           page   3                               Tech Ranch
     +                                                              Austin
                                                            Accelerating Entrepreneur
                                                                     Success




The entrepreneur           The Short Story
community in                Kevin Koym is the co-founder of Tech Ranch Austin, an organization that
Austin has grown            supports technology ventures by accelerating entrepreneur success.
through his                 Kevin cut his teeth in the tech startup world as an engineer, CTO, CEO,
nurturing and               and VP of Sales for over seven start-ups including NeXT (now part of
leadership.”
                            Apple), Praxsys, and Pencom. Kevin’s first dollar earned as an
                            entrepreneur was a peso in Mexico. Since that time he’s supported tech
                            start-ups in Mexico, Chile, and the U.S. Now Kevin shares his scar tissue
      Matt Scherer, CEO,    by pairing vibrant tech start-ups with the people, processes, and
 Scherer Communications     materials needed to accelerate their success. Learn more by visiting
                            www.techranchaustin.com.
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                                                                               “I love the way Kevin
                                                                               is the owner of his
                                                                               dreams. I love to
                                                                               learn about that
                                                                               passion.”

                                                                                  Gonzalo Torrealba,
                                                                                           Chief PM,
                                                                                    Gendarmeria de
                                                                                               Chile




    Teaching Entrepreneurs The Power Of Enterprise Teaming
    Kevin Koym knew early on that    and off the mat. His                  most entrepreneurship
    he wanted to help other          experience working with               programs. In 2003, Kevin
    entrepreneurs achieve            ventures in Mexico and Chile          finally made his mission to
    success. As a tech               also taught him a great deal          support entrepreneurs a
    entrepreneur himself and         about the benefits of                 reality and co-founded Tech
    long-time student of Aikido,     relationships and building            Ranch Austin, a tech
    Kevin understood the value of    communities around                    accelerator specializing in pre-
    shared experience and            entrepreneurs—something               seed and seed stage ventures.
    collaborative practice both on   Kevin saw was missing from
                                                                                               (continued)


                                     “Kevin is a true leader with the heart of a servant. What can Kevin
                                     do for you? The answer is only limited by your imagination. Kevin
                                     has a propensity to action. Kevin's aim is impeccable as he 'pulls the
                                     trigger and rides the bullet' on target. You need to team with Kevin
                                     to fully realize your dreams in todays world.”

                                     Melvin Hall, Enterprise Facilitator, North Texas Enterprise Project



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    Founded on Principle:
    Risk, Respect, Community, and Excellence

    Kevin founded Tech Ranch Austin       everything on their own. Last,
    on the principles of Risk, Respect,   Excellence because in order to
    Community, and Excellence. Risk       grow entrepreneurs need to strive
    because people need to prove that for excellence in their work, which
    they have skin in the game before     requires practice and conscious
    they can get anything in return.      effort.
    Respect because, just like in
                                          Kevin understood that the old
    Aikido, entrepreneurs are working
                                          belief that entrepreneurs should
    together to learn and grow from
                                          toil in solitude was a damaging
    each other. No one is above
                                          myth. Kevin also understood that
    another. Community because, just
                                          our economy and our social
    like in the old days when farmers
                                          problems depend on the
    worked together to build barns
    and harvest crops, no one can do                           (continued)
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    ingenuity, dedication, and       Kevin has a history of helping
    technologies created by          organizations adopt and
    entrepreneurs. That’s why        develop new technology, with
    Kevin built Tech Ranch Austin    a focus on the practices that
    so that it serves the needs of   support organizational
    the whole entrepreneur.          effectiveness during times of
                                     rapid growth and change.
                                                                       +
    Kevin’s leadership extends                                           A True Visionary
                                     Kevin has led many multi-
    beyond the walls of Tech
                                     cultural teams in both
    Ranch to other Austin based
                                     hemispheres, filling the roles      “Kevin is a true visionary
    entrepreneur groups such as                                          and his passion for
                                     of Founder, CEO, CTO, and VP
    Bootstrap Austin, an                                                 entrepreneurship is
                                     Professional Services in seven      infectious. It has been a
    organization with over 450
                                     startups along the way.             privilege to witness
    members and growing. Kevin                                           firsthand the collaboration
    also continues to strengthen     In his previous career, he          and motivation for results
                                                                         he evokes in the
    his ties throughout Latin        supported Dell as a consultant
                                                                         entrepreneur community.
    America via the                  to enter into eCommerce (Dell       His no-nonsense
    entrepreneurship program he      sold more than $1 Billion           approach coupled with
                                                                         heartfelt commitment
    co-founded, Prueba el Mundo.     computers on software that
                                                                         makes him a force for
    Preuba educates and supports     Kevin’s teams have built),          direct and exponential
    entrepreneurs throughout         similar accomplishments for         change.”
    Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica,       AT&T Wireless, and Apple
                                                                                             Lisa Baca,
    Panama, and Colombia.            Computer, as well as leading
                                                                                  Operations Manager
    Several international            to rapid launch of a number of
                                                                                    Tech Ranch Austin
    collaborations have spawned      startup companies. Now he
    through interactions between     shares his knowledge as a
    Tech Ranch and Prueba el         speaker, mentor, and coach for
    Mundo, and many American         startups across the Americas.
    based companies have             Learn more by visiting
    benefitted from such programs    www.techranchaustin.com
    as Start-up Chile.
                                                                      (continued)

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Battling Recession and Building Businesses
                With the Power of Social Capital
           The Virtual Enterprise: Enabling Productive
Speaking       Teams in a Flat, Far-Flung World
Topics
           Innovation and Economic Development
           Mass Collaboration: How This New Trend Will
              Revolutionize Business
           Disruptive Innovation: Why Organic, Authentic
               Conversations Matter
           Bootstrapping Through Entrepreneur
               Collaboration Networks
           The Lean Startup Model




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        Contact his publicist

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       Brass Knuckles Media

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Kevin Koym Press Kit

  • 1. Press Kit Kevin Koym & page 3 Tech Ranch + Austin Accelerating Entrepreneur Success The entrepreneur The Short Story community in Kevin Koym is the co-founder of Tech Ranch Austin, an organization that Austin has grown supports technology ventures by accelerating entrepreneur success. through his Kevin cut his teeth in the tech startup world as an engineer, CTO, CEO, nurturing and and VP of Sales for over seven start-ups including NeXT (now part of leadership.” Apple), Praxsys, and Pencom. Kevin’s first dollar earned as an entrepreneur was a peso in Mexico. Since that time he’s supported tech start-ups in Mexico, Chile, and the U.S. Now Kevin shares his scar tissue Matt Scherer, CEO, by pairing vibrant tech start-ups with the people, processes, and Scherer Communications materials needed to accelerate their success. Learn more by visiting www.techranchaustin.com.
  • 2. 3 2 1 “I love the way Kevin is the owner of his dreams. I love to learn about that passion.” Gonzalo Torrealba, Chief PM, Gendarmeria de Chile Teaching Entrepreneurs The Power Of Enterprise Teaming Kevin Koym knew early on that and off the mat. His most entrepreneurship he wanted to help other experience working with programs. In 2003, Kevin entrepreneurs achieve ventures in Mexico and Chile finally made his mission to success. As a tech also taught him a great deal support entrepreneurs a entrepreneur himself and about the benefits of reality and co-founded Tech long-time student of Aikido, relationships and building Ranch Austin, a tech Kevin understood the value of communities around accelerator specializing in pre- shared experience and entrepreneurs—something seed and seed stage ventures. collaborative practice both on Kevin saw was missing from (continued) “Kevin is a true leader with the heart of a servant. What can Kevin do for you? The answer is only limited by your imagination. Kevin has a propensity to action. Kevin's aim is impeccable as he 'pulls the trigger and rides the bullet' on target. You need to team with Kevin to fully realize your dreams in todays world.” Melvin Hall, Enterprise Facilitator, North Texas Enterprise Project 2
  • 3. 2 1 Founded on Principle: Risk, Respect, Community, and Excellence Kevin founded Tech Ranch Austin everything on their own. Last, on the principles of Risk, Respect, Excellence because in order to Community, and Excellence. Risk grow entrepreneurs need to strive because people need to prove that for excellence in their work, which they have skin in the game before requires practice and conscious they can get anything in return. effort. Respect because, just like in Kevin understood that the old Aikido, entrepreneurs are working belief that entrepreneurs should together to learn and grow from toil in solitude was a damaging each other. No one is above myth. Kevin also understood that another. Community because, just our economy and our social like in the old days when farmers problems depend on the worked together to build barns and harvest crops, no one can do (continued) 3
  • 4. 4 5 3 ingenuity, dedication, and Kevin has a history of helping technologies created by organizations adopt and entrepreneurs. That’s why develop new technology, with Kevin built Tech Ranch Austin a focus on the practices that so that it serves the needs of support organizational the whole entrepreneur. effectiveness during times of rapid growth and change. + Kevin’s leadership extends A True Visionary Kevin has led many multi- beyond the walls of Tech cultural teams in both Ranch to other Austin based hemispheres, filling the roles “Kevin is a true visionary entrepreneur groups such as and his passion for of Founder, CEO, CTO, and VP Bootstrap Austin, an entrepreneurship is Professional Services in seven infectious. It has been a organization with over 450 startups along the way. privilege to witness members and growing. Kevin firsthand the collaboration also continues to strengthen In his previous career, he and motivation for results he evokes in the his ties throughout Latin supported Dell as a consultant entrepreneur community. America via the to enter into eCommerce (Dell His no-nonsense entrepreneurship program he sold more than $1 Billion approach coupled with heartfelt commitment co-founded, Prueba el Mundo. computers on software that makes him a force for Preuba educates and supports Kevin’s teams have built), direct and exponential entrepreneurs throughout similar accomplishments for change.” Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, AT&T Wireless, and Apple Lisa Baca, Panama, and Colombia. Computer, as well as leading Operations Manager Several international to rapid launch of a number of Tech Ranch Austin collaborations have spawned startup companies. Now he through interactions between shares his knowledge as a Tech Ranch and Prueba el speaker, mentor, and coach for Mundo, and many American startups across the Americas. based companies have Learn more by visiting benefitted from such programs www.techranchaustin.com as Start-up Chile. (continued) 4
  • 5. Battling Recession and Building Businesses With the Power of Social Capital The Virtual Enterprise: Enabling Productive Speaking Teams in a Flat, Far-Flung World Topics Innovation and Economic Development Mass Collaboration: How This New Trend Will Revolutionize Business Disruptive Innovation: Why Organic, Authentic Conversations Matter Bootstrapping Through Entrepreneur Collaboration Networks The Lean Startup Model 5
  • 6. Want to book Kevin for your next event or schedule an interview? Contact his publicist Shennandoah Diaz Brass Knuckles Media sdiaz@brassknucklesmedia.com 512-551-4023