Mentor

Nick Longo

Founder of CoffeeCup Software, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Rackspace Hosting

Starting in his real Coffeehouse, which became one of the first Internet Cafes in the world, Nick founded CoffeeCup Software in 1996. After launching startup operations and achieving dramatic sales growth and expansion, Nick ultimately sold the company after 11 years as the Founder & CEO of one of the most popular early brands on the Internet. With a successful background in developing and marketing revolutionary Web Design software, building a multi-million-dollar software company from the ground up, leveraging emerging technologies to drive innovative marketing initiatives, and forging strong customer relationships and strategic partnerships, Nick is proud to have established himself as a valued contributor to the Web for the last 15 years. Combining Nick’s core strengths in brand management, Web marketing, product development, word-of-mouth marketing, and business development, Nick has created dozens of Web design products and services for over 50 million users worldwide, including BlueDomino Web hosting, the first working version of the Rackspace Cloud. Nick has also written a book on Web Design (My Website is Better than Yours) and received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Endicott College for his contributions to the Internet and Society.