Mitch Smith is an entrepreneur from Charleston South Carolina. He built his first million-dollar business at the age of 24 from a $100,000 loan from the bank. Since then, he has launched four successful million-dollar companies, transacting each one.
In 1999, with a $400,000 investment by his mentors, he would create one of the industry's leading human capital solutions technology platforms, which served mid-tier and Fortune 500 companies across North America. He sold it eight years later to an investment group.
While taking a year sabbatical to reflect on life's real meaning and refocus his purpose, Mitch wrote JUNK.
At the end of his sabbatical, Mitch identified a unique opportunity in education. He organized focus groups in his home with parents to create a prototype for selecting curriculum that assessed teaching and learning skills. The day after his first pitch for capital, the group approached him to acquire the intellectual capital rather than invest in the company. He sold.
In 2012, he created a mobile platform to solve key compliance and communication problems within the pharmaceutical industry. That year, his youngest daughter approached him about putting her curriculum on the iPad platform for her and her friends. Within six months, he raised over $8 million for a new online, mobile curriculum platform to create a K-8 curriculum.
Today, Mitch guides small business owners and technology executives in unleashing their vision and growing successful, profitable businesses. Mitch is one of the most sought-after coaches and mentors in the country. Via Rootloud, he provides easy-to-consume knowledge, skills, and tools that entrepreneurs need to achieve their goals in life and business.