The Night I Met Mark Cuban

Rob Kischuk looks back on a defining moment in his entrepreneurial journey.

As a Georgia Tech engineering student, Rob Kischuk (ECE, ’00) was the quintessential man about campus. After graduation, he rose steadily in the ranks of software development and tech team leadership. He then launched a startup, Badgy, which he later pivoted into Converge, a digital reporting platform for marketers.

The winding road behind him is replete with stories — one of which was the night he met business mogul and notorious “Shark Tank” panelist Mark Cuban. For Kischuk’s first full foray into entrepreneurship, the meeting proved to be a turning point. Here, the story unfolds in his own words...