In This Podcast Episode
Wil Schroter’s Bio
Wil Schroter is a serial entrepreneur. At age 19, while a still a student at the Ohio State University, he began his first company, Blue Diesel, an interactive marketing agency serving clients such as Best Buy, BMW, and Eli Lilly. As CEO of the company, Wil grew Blue Diesel from his dorm room beginnings to over $60 million in capitalized billings in just over 5 years. Wil sold Blue Diesel to inChord Communications which was then sold to Ventiv Health, a publicly traded company.
Today Wil is the Founder & CEO of the Go BIG Network, the largest on-line community of startup companies and entrepreneurs. Go BIG connects startup companies and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow, including investors, employees, and service providers.
In addition to starting companies, Wil also writes about them. He is a nationally syndicated columnist for American City Business Journals where his column appears in over 40 major markets on a weekly basis. He is also the author of three books, including Go BIG or Go HOME which details how to grow startup companies as quickly as possible.
Wil has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Association and is has also been recognized by the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year program. He has also been named the Ohio Businessperson of the Year as well as Business First’s Top 40 Under 40. He is frequently featured in national media including NBC, The Wall Street Journal and Red Herring.