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About Me, Robert J. Weber

Robert Weber As A BobbleheadRob Weber is Founding Partner of Great North Labs, an early stage venture fund focused on helping founders launch and scale companies in the Midwest/Great Lakes region of America. Prior to Great North Labs, Rob co-founded NativeX (formerly named W3i/Freeze.com) in 2000. Rob has been a successful entrepreneur since the age of 16 when he, along with his brothers, launched their first e-marketing business.  By the age of 20 the Weber brothers had turned their basement endeavors into a multi-million dollar business, and Rob became CEO.  He saw the enormous potential in advertiser-sponsored content and pivoted the company to capitalize on this trend.

In 2006, Rob shared the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award with his twin brother, and business partner, Ryan Weber.  Rob was also named to the 2007 Inc. 5,000 CEO’s Under 30 list.

Rob received his B.S. in Entrepreneurship from St. Cloud State University. He is Managing Partner of Great North Labs Venture Fund and a is a private angel investor in a number of digital entertainment, e-commerce, and B2B software start-ups. Rob enjoys sharing his passion for the Internet and entrepreneurship with students at St. Cloud State University and other youth-mentoring venues. Rob also previously served on the Board of Directors for Minne*, the 10,000+ member community of Minnesota tech enthusiasts.

Recent Speaking Gigs

Robert Weber at MobileBeat 2012

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