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Nik Rokop Biography

Nik Rokop

Nik Rokop
Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Chair, Entrepreneurship Academy Council





Main Campus, IIT Tower, 13C3-1


M.D.M., Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Design
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, Mechanical Engineering
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, Mathematics


Nik Rokop, Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Stuart School of Business, teaches entrepreneurship at the undergraduate and graduate level, in addition to assisting on special projects for the Dean of Stuart, supporting the Entrepreneurship Academy, recruiting for the undergraduate business program, and supporting Illinois Tech's Innovation Center.

As a life-long entrepreneur, advisor to and investor in entrepreneurial ventures, Rokop has a passion for creating new businesses and helping others succeed. Rokop is past President & CEO of nLake Technology Partners, a management, business development, and technology commercialization group specializing in nanotechnology. He has more than 20 years of successful entrepreneurial experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and international operations. His career spans the iron and steel industries, manufacturing, consulting and the Internet.