Rob Emrich is an entrepreneur and inventor. He is the Founder and CEO of The Mobile Majority, one of the fastest growing companies in the country, with over $13M raised and 50 employees in five cities
He has founded and led six ventures, including the nonprofit Road of Life (2002), Boundaryless Brands (2008), which was acquired in 2011, SpeakerSite (2008), and BULX (2010), which was acquired by a division of International Purchase Systems. He was a mentor at the start-up accelerators Hub Ventures (Part of the Global Accelerator Network championed by TechStars) in San Francisco and Founders Factory in Columbus, OH.
In 2002 Rob sold his car and stocks to fund the initial $2,500 investment needed to found The Keren Emrich Foundation, aka Road of Life. That investment has since been leveraged to distribute over $70 Million worth of health curriculum to over 250,000 children throughout the world. In 2015, the Foundation began the process of broadening its mission. It is focused on continuing to address preventable diseases but is also now interested in pediatric cancer patient support, social entrepreneurs and innovators, digital civil liberties and mindfulness research & application.
Rob has been featured in the The New York Times Bestseller The Lean Entrepreneur & 21 Questions for 21 Millionaires and by a number of news outlets, including NPR, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and CNN Money.
Rob has presented at numerous industry events, including the 4A’s Transformation conference, GMIC Silicon Valley, ThinkLA Gaming Breakfast, and famed Plug and Play Expo where the company was named a winner.
In 2004 (at age 25), Rob was the youngest person to be honored as one of ‘Forty under 40′ by Columbus Business First. He was also named one of “Four People Whose Bright Ideas Bring Light to Others” by Northern Ohio Live. He has lectured on social entrepreneurship at the John Glenn Institute in Washington, DC, and at the City Year Social Entrepreneurship Panel, and acted as a panelist & judge for Start-Up Weekend.
He sits on the corporate board of ANI, part of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group, which insures 11,000 nonprofits in 30 states and has generated earned capital of $150 million and assets of $300 million, and is rated A VIII by AM Best. He has also sat on a number of nonprofit boards, including The Columbus Jewish Foundation and the Tobacco Public Policy Center at Capital University Law School.
Rob received a scholarship to attend The Ohio State University Honors Program, and graduated with Research Distinction with a degree in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Science and Reason. Rob loves adventure travel and backcountry camping.. He has walked across Ohio from Cincinnati to Cleveland, over and 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to New York.