Race to Revenue '20: Meet the Coach | Mitchell Kokko, Fund Manager, Pit Road Fund

Author: Emily Tyson

Race to Revenue | Meet the Coach: Mitchell Kokko

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
"Atlanta, GA, and South Bend."

What industries or business space are you most interested in?
"Any business that can use new technologies to disrupt longstanding processes, from robotics to new ways of manufacturing to new types of hardware."

What specific knowledge and practical experience do you bring to your R2R coaching?
"As a serial entrepreneur as well as the Fund Manager for Notre Dame's venture capital fund, I focus on understanding what real market opportunities exist, how big the problem is to solve, is there real problem-solution fit, and how you can creatively finance early stage companies and develop a roadmap to quickly scale a company."

What have you learned from the Racer(s) you are coaching?
"Robotics have a wide variety of potential applications, and there are a lot of complexities when looking to find the right product-market fit."

What is your favorite saying or words-to-live-by?
"Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor." ~ Brian Tracy