Rich is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor. In 1986, while attending The Ohio State University, Mr. Langdale founded Digital Storage, Inc. ("DSI"). Since that time he has founded a total of eight companies and has co-founded, acquired or invested in several more under the umbrella of NCT Ventures. Mr. Langdale, through his capacity as a Managing Partner of NCT Ventures, is still actively involved with several of these portfolio companies. In 2001, Mr. Langdale (along with other persons affiliated with NCT Ventures) founded and developed the Center for Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University, which quickly earned a tier one ranking from Entrepreneur Magazine. Mr. Langdale helped develop the Entrepreneurship curriculum in addition to teaching undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA courses on Entrepreneurship. Mr. Langdale is an executive board member of The Columbus Chamber of Commerce (former Chairman of the Entrepreneurship Steering Committee), OSU's Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbus Technology Council and Nationwide Children's Hospital (Research Board). Mr. Langdale has received numerous awards for his business and civic contributions including: - Columbus Chamber of Commerce & Mayor Ambassador of Columbus, 2002 - The Ohio State University Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award, 2003 - Four time finalist for Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Langdale regularly attends Harvard Business School's Executive Education Program. He attended The Ohio State University prior to beginning his career as an entrepreneur and investor.
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