John W. Rollins

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John Rollins is a serial technology entrepreneur with four startups to date. His primary interests are in entrepreneurship and fostering the formation and growth of new enterprises. He is currently mentoring several startup businesses. Rollins taught the entrepreneurship course at the GW School of Business from 2001 to 2010. In 2008 he founded the GW New Venture Competition which has grown significantly and is now among the top 5 largest university business plan competitions in the country. He retired from GW in 2015 and currently serves as an advisor to the GW New Venture Competition.

After founding AZTECH Software Corporation in the punch card era, Rollins served for 30 years as CEO and Chairman. The company reinvented itself five times during this period as it morphed from punch cards, to time-sharing, minicomputers, DOS-based PCs, Windows, and the internet. It grew to be the country’s largest software firm in the non-profit association space and was acquired in March 2000.

In 2003 Rollins founded and served as Chairman of StreamCenter, Inc., an e-learning video production and streaming enterprise, where he was CEO from 2008 to 2010 when it was acquired by a national media firm.

Rollins has served for more than 20 years on various national, regional, and community non-profit boards ranging from the local Boy Scout Troop to MedStar, the largest non-profit hospital system in the region. His volunteer board positions currently include the National Park Trust (Board Treasurer) and MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (Board Chair).

Rollins earned his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his bachelors degree in Mathematics at Dartmouth. He and his wife, Anne, live in Washington, D.C.

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