Gene Swank

Member Since 2017

Gene Swank


Propellant Labs

Columbia, South Carolina Area

Gene is a highly accomplished Senior Executive, C-Suite Officer, Founder, Serial Entrepreneur, Consultant, Thought Leader, Engineer and Board Member with over 15 years of success across wireless, software, technology, printing, real estate and more. Leveraging extensive experience in entrepreneurship and software development. His broad areas of expertise include software engineering; management consulting; social media marketing; integrated marketing strategy; product development; competitive analysis; investor relations; government agency relations; artificial intelligence (AI); MySQL; and enterprise networking. In his executive career, Gene has held leadership positions in numerous market sectors. He has been responsible for founding and building an educational technology company to optimize a child's screen-time during computer learning. Developing a proprietary, patent pending, science-based algorithm, he develops software for machine learning to assess a child’s learning aptitude and performance covering various subjects, automatically adjusting in real-time the difficulty of review and quiz questions presented. The science-based algorithm applies leading cognitive and behavioral methods to maximize a child’s retention; limit screen-time; increase child-parent bonding time; and deliver child positive reinforcement and behavior. While working full time as a software engineer, he built a >$5M printing corporation from bootstrap scratch in his home garage, expanding it to 9 countries, . He founded and built an innovative and disruptive new platform for the mobile entertainment industry that aims to reduce cost of acquisition for clients while drastically improving retention and engagement. He currently has vested interest in several companies in various market segments, leveraging his established connections with Big Box retailers to accelerate growth and offerings.


June 25th, 2020

Overcoming Adversity Is The Secret To Raising Capital

The earlier you learn to overcome adversity, the faster you'll be able to scale your startup to stardom.

April 15th, 2020

How To Help Your Business Survive And Thrive During A Crisis

Take a deep breath, and focus on the options that are within your control.

August 12th, 2019

Five Common Reasons Why Startups Fail

Even seasoned entrepreneurs make mistakes, but that doesn't mean the business is unviable — as long as you learn from them.

July 3rd, 2019

Preventing Failure To Launch: Three Ways To Avoid Turning Your Brand Into A 'One-Hit Wonder'

Above all, remember that timing is everything.


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