November 30, 2014
Rick Duggan isn’t a Las Vegas native, but when he first visited the city in the mid-90s he fell in love with it. What he found was that, outside of The Strip, a regular city with amenities to sustain a normal life existed.
However, the startup community was very small when he first arrived. All of that would soon change as he got more involved with the startup scene and ultimately joined Zappos. What Duggan also did was make a standing offer to any entrepreneur in the community to mentor them; to date he’s mentored more than 100 founders and he’s still running strong.
That’s how he met Rich Belsky, the CEO of Rolltech bowling. Belsky is a league bowler, and he sat down with Duggan to talk about how there’s been no technical advance in the sport since the dawn of automatic scoring. You can see all of your data real-time, but once you leave the bowling alley everything is gone.
Long story short, Duggan decided to join the Rolltech team as the CTO where he currently sits. He is also proud to be a part of a community that has grown from having to literally list the Vegas startups on a “Vegas startups” website to being a true force to be reckoned with.
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