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Mentors and Investors

We are always expanding our rosters. If you would like to support and encourage talented and ambitious tech startup founders in potential high growth sectors - please contact Joel Bennett.

Chapp Moore

CEO, Stateofappiness

Motivated and resourceful executive with more than 15 years of experience driving bottom-line business results by managing projects and processes that deliver a positive client experience and providing sales and marketing leadership.

Taylor Ansley

VP Product Development Sweb Development

Software architecture and systems design expert that has built and launched multiple companies

Landen Bain

Liason to Healthcare, CDISC

Former CIO Duke University Health System, Expert in standards and linking clinical reaseach to healthaare information technology

Mark Bruinooge

Co-Founder, Seismic Partners

Serial digital technology entrepreneur

Lee Buck

Founder, Bright Blue Ventures

Serial Software Entrepreneur, CTO and Investor

Christian Colo

Marketing Director, Healthcare Network, Inmar Inc.

Results-driven marketer managing flagship brands across both CPG and Pharma.

Lister Delgado

Managing Partner, IDEA Fund Partners

Previously with MCNC Ventures, Lucent Technologies

Fred Goldwater

Venture Partner, Hatteras Venures

Former SVP of Strategic Development and CIO, SVP of Operations at Blue Cross Blue Shield NC

Tom Hearn Jr.

Managing Principal, Novarus Healthcare

Former Senior VP Novant Health and CEO Medcath Partners

Tim Janke

Professor of Practice, Wake Forest School of Business

State Program Direstor, Private Equity Initiatives SBTDC, Executive Director Inception Micro Angel Fund

Pamela Jennings

Director, UNC Center for Design Innovation

CEO & President CONSTRUKTS, Inc.

Stan Kelly

CEO Peidmont Triad Partnership

Retired Regional President, Carolinas, Wells Fargo

Troy Knauss

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Wake Forest University

Experienced Executive, Angel Investor and Entrepreneur. Board of Trustees, Angel Resourc

Stan Mandel

Executive Professor, Wake Forest School of Business

Director of Entrepreneurship, Angell Center of Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest

Dave Neal

Manging Partner, The Startup Factory

Software Entrepreneur and Investor

Tom Osha

Managing Director Innovation and Economic Development, Wexford / Biomed

President & CEO, Innovation Research Park @ ODU

Devora Rogers

Senior Director of Marketing, Inmar Inc.

Marketing, Strategy, Customer Acquisition and Retention. A driven innovation strategist and marketing leader whose experience encompasses marketing, digital tech, analytics and insights.

Ginger Rothrock

Director, Emerging Technologies, RTI International

Co-founder and Senior Scientist, Liquidia Technologies

Ryan Scholl

Senior Project Manager, Wake Forest University IT

Certified PM and Budding Entrepreneur

Josh Schwartz

Oncology Medical Access Lead, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Perviously with Carolina BioPharm, North Carolina Center for Vaccine Innovation, PMG Research, Inc.

Peter Seaone

Executive Director at Inquiry Impact Innovation Foundation

Previously with NC A&T State University, Eagle Vision Pharmaceutical Corp, King Pharmaceuticals

Kim Westmoreland

CEO KeraNetics

Serial Healthcare Entrepreneur, Former Asst. Dean Wake Forest School of Business

Evans Wroten

Founder and CEO, iSight

Serial Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Net Unlimited, former CIO of Silk Road Technoligies

Scott Bauer

Owner, Bauer Associates, LLC

Banker, small business enthusiast.

Ron Buck

M&A Advisor, Broker Murphy Business & Financial - Carolinas

Specializing in working with business owners to sell their businesses and buyers to buy a business or franchise with 25 years of management, investment banking (M&A and private capital raising), and C-level experience, coupled with the resources of Murphy Business and Financial Corporation.

Jason Bush

Capital MarkeX, CoVest Realty, Zingenuity Owner and Managing Director

Serial entrepreneur with experience in resinsurance, financial and real estate markets

Steve Virgil

Professor and Director of Law and Business Clinic, Wake Forest University School of Law

Community Law Clinic; Poverty Law; Nonprofit Organizations; Microtrade Development Clinic; Carolina Externship and Evidence.

Jon Mayhugh

Fellow, Wake Forest Community Law and Business Clinic

Previously with Morgan Stanley, CCMI.