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Award-Winner, Distinguished Young Alumnus

September 14, 2011

Dustin Sapp

Dustin Sapp

"Ultimately I've spent my
career walking through the
doors God's opened, and
having as much fun as I can along the way.
I didn't expect to receive an award for that,
but I am incredibly
honored," Sapp adds.

Dustin Sapp is an Indianapolis-based entrepreneur experienced in building and growing software startups. He started his first company, NoInk Communications, with classmates during his junior year at Rose-Hulman.

"One of the things that attracted me to Rose-Hulman is that we're pushed beyond engineering and are taught to be business and community leaders," Sapp notes. "The encouragement I received from Tom Mason, Fred Berry, and countless others helped me discover an untapped entrepreneurial passion. Without the Rose community I couldn't have enjoyed the career that I have."

NoInk became one of the first tenants of Rose-Hulman Ventures and was sold in 2004 to Silicon Valley-based Everypath. Sapp has gone on to launch two additional startups, including his latest company TinderBox.