John E. Richards is an entrepreneur, venture investor, and educator. His activities have included founding, running, selling, and investing in several enterprises. He mentors entrepreneurs frequently. Recently, he founded Startup Ignition, an entrepreneur bootcamp in Provo, Utah. He taught at Brigham Young University for 12 years. He was Google Fiber’s Head of Operations in Provo, Utah. One of his companies IPO'd into multi-billion-dollar valuation. John is a frequent speaker at conferences.