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.
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.
VP Product Development Sweb Development
Software architecture and systems design expert that has built and launched multiple companies
Liason to Healthcare, CDISC
Former CIO Duke University Health System, Expert in standards and linking clinical reaseach to healthaare information technology
Co-Founder, Seismic Partners
Serial digital technology entrepreneur
Founder, Bright Blue Ventures
Serial Software Entrepreneur, CTO and Investor
Marketing Director, Healthcare Network, Inmar Inc.
Results-driven marketer managing flagship brands across both CPG and Pharma.
Managing Partner, IDEA Fund Partners
Previously with MCNC Ventures, Lucent Technologies
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
Professor of Practice, Wake Forest School of Business
State Program Direstor, Private Equity Initiatives SBTDC, Executive Director Inception Micro Angel Fund
Director, UNC Center for Design Innovation
CEO & President CONSTRUKTS, Inc.
CEO Peidmont Triad Partnership
Retired Regional President, Carolinas, Wells Fargo
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Wake Forest University
Experienced Executive, Angel Investor and Entrepreneur. Board of Trustees, Angel Resourc
Executive Professor, Wake Forest School of Business
Director of Entrepreneurship, Angell Center of Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest
Manging Partner, The Startup Factory
Software Entrepreneur and Investor
Managing Director Innovation and Economic Development, Wexford / Biomed
President & CEO, Innovation Research Park @ ODU
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.
Director, Emerging Technologies, RTI International
Co-founder and Senior Scientist, Liquidia Technologies
Senior Project Manager, Wake Forest University IT
Certified PM and Budding Entrepreneur
Oncology Medical Access Lead, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Perviously with Carolina BioPharm, North Carolina Center for Vaccine Innovation, PMG Research, Inc.
Executive Director at Inquiry Impact Innovation Foundation
Previously with NC A&T State University, Eagle Vision Pharmaceutical Corp, King Pharmaceuticals
Serial Healthcare Entrepreneur, Former Asst. Dean Wake Forest School of Business
Founder and CEO, iSight
Serial Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Net Unlimited, former CIO of Silk Road Technoligies
Owner, Bauer Associates, LLC
Banker, small business enthusiast.
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.
Capital MarkeX, CoVest Realty, Zingenuity Owner and Managing Director
Serial entrepreneur with experience in resinsurance, financial and real estate markets
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.
Fellow, Wake Forest Community Law and Business Clinic
Previously with Morgan Stanley, CCMI.