Luke Cooper is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most talented entrepreneurs. He started his career as a lawyer at DLA Piper and State Farm before becoming the Founder & CEO of Fixt — one of the fastest growing tech companies in the country. His company is “like Uber” for smartphone and tablet repair, and supports companies like Coca-Cola and Stanford University. The company has been featured in Forbes Magazine, American Airlines magazine, and USA Today and has raised nearly $4 million in venture funding from Silicon Valley, New York, and Baltimore investment firms. In 2007, Luke helped build and sell his first tech company CTS, for $60M to multi-billion-dollar defense contractor CACI.
After attending Adelphi University on a basketball scholarship, Luke earned his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University (2001) and his MBA in Finance from Babson College (2011). Luke has served in numerous non-profit advisory positions and has received many honors and awards including 2014 Baltimore Business Journal “40 Under 40”, 2013 Baltimore Business Journal “Rising Star Award (Under 40)” and was the New England Patriots’ Myra Kraft MVP Nominee (2013).
Breakout Session: Tech Culture, Authenticity, & Bringing Hustle
As the Baltimore-based CEO and Founder of the innovative mobile app Fixt, Luke Cooper will present on the role of culture in tech, authenticity, & bringing hustle to the problem you’re attacking. Join Luke for a fascinating discussion on how to launch your company on the least amount of capital needed to prove it works, the role of African-American culture in U.S. & global technology, applying Baltimore hustle to Silicon Valley, how to fundraise, and gaining perspective on what money represents.