Erin Rollenhagen has never been afraid to go against the grain. She made a name for herself at age 14 when a protest that she and a friend led against misogynistic behavior at her middle school drew national media attention. She carried that rebel spirit into her career as a tech entrepreneur, founding an app development company in 2007 on the premise that technology doesn’t have to be cold and heartless. That just happened to be on the cusp of one of the most destructive recessions in U.S. history, and yet she found a way to thrive in an unforgiving environment. Along the way, she weathered personal and professional storms and made a name for herself and her company for doing things differently. In 2019, she released Soul Uprising: It’s Never Just Business, a book that encourages entrepreneurs and business leaders to trust their purpose and embrace impact as the true measure of success.
Erin began her technology career as a programmer with a small software firm before founding Entrepreneurial Technologies in 2007. As CEO she is passionate about building the right environment and processes for the ET team to do its best possible work. She also assists with system architecture and design.
Erin is active in the community and was the 2018 Chairwoman of the Board of the Technology Association of Iowa, has served on the Executive Committee of the Future Ready Iowa Alliance, and the state Computer Science Working Group. Erin is a proud graduate of the University of Iowa. She lives in the Des Moines area with her beloved corgis, Bruno and Scarlett.