Get to Know Startup Dayton’s Nick Ripplinger of Battle Sight Technologies
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Dayton, Ohio is full of determined people.
Do you know Nick Ripplinger?
If you don’t, you should. He has not only devoted a portion of his life (and the health of his leg) to serving our country but also pushed through tough times with the drive of both creating a better life for his family and supporting the warfighter who wants to make it home to his or her family, too.
“Quitting a decent paying job with phenomenal benefits wasn’t at the top of my priority list when I was introduced to the technology that Battle Sight Technologies would eventually launch around, but being former military and having a passion for supporting the warfighter made me rethink my priorities.”
Nick grew up under the influence of a mom who radiated with the entrepreneurial spirit. He recalls having the drive to fill needs and make money from an early age.
“I started working at our community pool when I was 12. Later I started mowing neighbors’ yards.”
As Nick made his way through school and approached graduation, he realized that college wasn’t the best option for him, so he enlisted in the military at the age of 17. That journey would eventually land him in a position in Germany working with NATO.
“I actually loved it,” Nick reflected. “It gave me an opportunity to travel all over the world.”