Kevin Koym

Kevin Koym

Founder & CEO Tech Ranch | CTO, and VP Professional Services in seven startups

career accomplishments

Built 17 different skunkworks (innovative startups inside large corporations) that disrupted 6 different markets for the likes of Dell, GE, US DOE, and others. Delivering disruptive innovation is a strong area of focus

Leader of City of Austin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, including launching the first coworking space, and first privately funded incubator (Tech Ranch). Incubator selected in the top three Social Impact Incubators in the USA.

Worked with entrepreneurs from 42 countries in 22 countries creating a broad coalition of entrepreneurs driving impact innovation change solutions for world problems.

Founding company member and steering committee of TEXGHS Texas Global Health Security Initiative, along with UT Austin, Texas A&M for leveraging Texas wide resources for dealing with urgent coronavirus therapeutical response; Chairman of the Mental Health Response Special Interest Group

A global speaker that has spoken about changing the world for the better-utilizing entrepreneurship, technology, and entrepreneurial ecosystem design in 22 countries between 2016 through 2019

industry expertise

Cyber and Defense | Financial Services | Education and Education Technology | Management Consulting | Other

Kevin Koym is the Founder and CEO of Tech Ranch Austin. Tech Ranch provides accelerators for pre-seed and seed-stage technology companies of Central Texas entrepreneurs. Kevin has developed a combination of training and web-based systems designed to create a local culture of success and entrepreneurship. Tech Ranch specializes in practices and technology that lead enterprises to deliver effective action through commitment-based organization and leadership. By potentiating successful corporate communities and projects, Tech Ranch delivers exceptional business results across organizational and cultural boundaries.

Kevin has a history of helping organizations adopt and develop new technology, with a focus on the practices that support organizational effectiveness during times of rapid growth and change. Kevin has led many multi-cultural teams in both hemispheres, filling the roles of Founder, CEO, CTO, and VP of Professional Services in seven startups along the way.

In addition to Tech Ranch, Kevin also leads programs in the Americas for developing entrepreneurs, including Bootstrap Austin (a group of over 450 Austin-based bootstrapping entrepreneurs), and through Prueba el Mundo, an entrepreneurship development program that he co-founded, with participants from Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. These programs have led him to Santiago, Chile, and Guadalajara, Mexico where he led teams of hundreds of entrepreneurs to regional prosperity.

Kevin speaks weekly on a variety of topics including
– Supporting entrepreneurs to build pioneering businesses; how to prepare for the challenges of changing the world through innovation
– Supporting communities to build stronger entrepreneurial ecosystems by strengthening their community of practice.