Mike Cooch – Local Media Launch Accelerator 2017
Mike & Josh have the practical experience and passion for entrepreneurship to help you succeed
The Lab’s CEO, Mike Cooch, is a “serial entrepreneur” who generates 6-7 big ideas before breakfast (conservative estimate) each day.
Mike has a Texas-sized passion for sales & marketing, business development, technology, and entrepreneurship. He has founded successful, seven-figure businesses in technology services, agency services, publishing, and ecommerce (and flopped on a variety of attempts as well…keepin’ it real!).
His businesses have been named to the INC Magazine List of Fastest Growing Companies three years in a row, and were also nominated as a Best Place to Work in their respective cities.
He has an MBA from Babson College (the #1 ranked entrepreneurship school in the world 24 years running – go Beavers!), where he has been a regular guest lecturer on the topic of ‘Managing a Rapidly Growing Business’, and a BS in Finance from Colorado State University.
He is married with three children, an avid skier, hiker and traveler, and is learning to surf in his new hometown of San Diego.
The Lab’s COO, Josh Clifford, is an expert in building distributed teams that leverage technology to execute rapidly and efficiently.
He has utilized his ‘Profitability Leverage Formula’ to build and manage businesses in technology services, agency services, publishing, and ecommerce – growing them from bootstrapped startups to multi-million dollar, profitable growth companies.
Josh holds a B.A. in Psychology from Skidmore College, is married, and the father of one rambunctious son known as The Maximal.