Rheaply Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship at Builders + Innovators Summit

October 13, 2021

Dr. Garry Cooper, Rheaply CEO, among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2021 Builders + Innovators Summit.

We are honored to have the recognition from Goldman Sachs for Rheaply’s own Dr. Garry Cooper as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2021 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, California.

Goldman Sachs selected Garry as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. 

“I’m honored to have been chosen for the Builders + Innovators Summit, and inspired that industry leaders recognize the need for innovation solutions to address our broken take-make-waste economy. Rheaply is poised to play a major role in helping world leading brands avoid unnecessary costs, and implement circular practices through resource exchange,” said Dr. Cooper.

“Innovation doesn’t happen just anywhere; it thrives where there’s a wide range of thoughts and perspectives,” said David M. Solomon, Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs. “One of our great strengths is our ability to bring together people from different walks of life and to spark conversations today that will lead to breakthroughs tomorrow. The leaders we’ve chosen to highlight at our Builders + Innovators Summit are truly remarkable, and we are pleased to recognize Garry as one of this year’s most intriguing entrepreneurs.”

In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.

Dr. Garry Cooper is the Co-founder and CEO of Rheaply, a Chicago-based tech company that enables Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and universities to better visualize, quantify, and utilize their physical resources. He also serves on the boards of directors of P33 Chicago and 1871, the faculty of Northwestern University, and the investor team at LongJump Ventures, of which he is a founding partner. Previously, Garry facilitated supply chain and performance improvement for enterprise businesses at Ernst & Young. As a result of his work, Garry has received recognition on the Forbes Next 1000, Chicago Magazine’s The New Power 30, and Crain’s 40 Under 40, and as a Scholar at Google for Entrepreneurs. Garry has published in high-impact, peer-reviewed international journals and holds a U.S. patent. He holds a PhD in neuroscience from Northwestern University, a certificate in management from the Kellogg School of Management, and a BS & BA in mathematics and chemistry from Indiana University.

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