NanoLumens Senior Vice President of Business Development cited for her mentorship of young professional women and entrepreneurial spirit by Mercer University Stetson School of Business
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, June 23, 2015 – Ms. Karen Robinson Cope, Senior Vice President of Business Development at NanoLumens (www.nanolumens.com) has been presented the Atlanta Outstanding Entrepreneur Award by the Mercer University Stetson School of Business, who lauded her for her mentorship of young professional women and entrepreneurial spirit. The presentation was made last month at the Stetson School of Business’ 2015 Entrepreneurial Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Karen Robinson Cope is a serial entrepreneur who has been CEO of four high-growth ventures over the last two decades,” noted Dr. Susan P. Gilbert, Dean of the Stetson School of Business. “She has raised over $100 million for her companies, more than any other woman in Georgia. She was named Women in Technology’s (WIT) first Woman of the Year in Technology in 2000.”
Karen Robinson Cope was Chairwoman, President and CEO of Enrev Corporation, a technology firm, which was acquired in 2001. Next, she led Prime Point Media, one of the largest out-of-home advertising companies in the U.S., as President and CEO, which she sold to a public company in 2006. That same year, she and her husband, Richard “Rick” Cope, founded NanoLumens with one goal – to create displays that would change the industry forever. As senior vice president for business development, she spearheads the strategic growth of the company, which has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine among other major publications.
“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of every woman who has ever had the courage and tenacity to follow their dreams in today’s business environment,” Karen Cope said today. “I would like my life, and my achievements, to serve as a reminder to young women that they can achieve their highest goals and aspirations if they are willing to meet head-on the challenges that professional women still face in today’s America.”
Ms. Cope is a leader in developing future entrepreneurs. In 2010, she founded the nonprofit Atlanta Council of Board Advisors (COBA) to offer strategic advisory services to small firms. She is the first female president of the Atlanta chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a nonprofit organization that fosters entrepreneurship globally, and she serves on the board of StartupChicks, another nonprofit aimed at creating a global community of female founders. In addition to Mercer, she has spoken at MIT, Georgia Tech, Harvard and Emory.
About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics
Established in 1984, Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who leveraged the first major buyout in corporate history. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer’s business school delivers career-focused business education programs and develops entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer’s business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review for “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” and “Greatest Opportunity for Women” as well as being one of its “Best Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.”
The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening BBA, Full-Time (One-Year) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA). www.mercer.edu/business.
NanoLumens, headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, creates displays impactful enough to deliver a truly immersive experience. We provide a powerful visual display platform, delivering engaging customer experiences, all supported by an array of visual communication services. Our brilliant displays, designed and assembled in the USA, are so thin, lightweight and curvable, they fit almost anywhere. With quality backed by an industry leading, Six Year Zero Failure Warranty, NanoLumens is your collaboration partner for visualization solutions. For more information, visit www.nanolumens.com.