Advisory Board

Rik Willard

Rik Willard is President at Rule7Media LLC; Managing Director at ON:21; Fellow at Foreign Policy Association; Board Member at Field Center for Entrepreneurship, Zicklin School of Business — Baruch College; Mentor at CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise; Tech Mentor at Seidenberg Creative Labs: Seidenberg School of Computers and Technology at Pace University; and Advisor at Kaptur.
 
Rik is Transmedia Consultant and Business StartUp Professional with over 20 years experience in advanced B2B and B2C projects in Digital Media and Luxury sectors. He identifies, incubates, and facilitates funding for early-stage concepts.
 
He is an acknowledged pioneer in location-based and engagement media including DOOH and large-public screen projects, content production, CMS, and mobile and social media.
 
His clients and productions have included: MGM Resorts, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Lucent Technologies, Dictaphone, The World-Famous Apollo Theater, Couture designers (including Chado Ralph Rucci, Oscar de LaRenta and Kevan Hall), The French Ready-to-Wear Association (Pret-a-Porter), and others.
 
Rik has been featured speaker for live appearances and on national television (from the Harvard Business School to CNN) concerning entrepreneurship and digital matters.
 
RULE7MEDIA LLC is a Digital Venture Agency that:

  1. Delivers a wide range of services for startup ventures, in the digital media and fashion sectors — including business development, entrepreneurial support, project management and investor relations through Seed, Angel, and Series A funding rounds.
  2. Provides insight and creative solutions for digital out-of-home, mobile, social media, and engagement media applications.
ON:21 produces Insight, explores Innovation and creates measurable Impact in global markets. Their Advisory Services and Innovation Platform help their members manage change and secure clients and/or funding opportunities.
 
Rik is a Graduate of Howard University’s School of Communications.
 
Read Can Innovation Have Impact? ON:Conference’s Rik Willard Sees It as the Path Forward. Read his about.me profile, AngelList profile, and LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.