Team

  • Bob Bridge

    Executive Director, Board of Directors

    Bob Bridge has 30 years of start-up company experience, including  15 years  as a founding CEO. His experience includes two years  at Austin Ventures as an  Entrepreneur in Residence,  and raising $60M from investors for his  companies including $1.5M from angel networks located in… Read More

  • Juan Thurman

    Director

    Juan Thurman is Mentor, Startup Investor and Sales Consultant, focused on helping early stage companies get to the next level. He particularly enjoys working with B2B SaaS companies, platforms, communications, health tech, beer and social good. He is… Read More

  • Michael Brogioli

    Board of Directors

    Michael Brogioli, PhD,  is a high tech executive, educator, investor and entrepreneur, with a broad range of interests. He Is the Managing Director, Founder of Polymathic Consulting which supports clients in the areas of engineering, research and development,… Read More

  • David Chao

    Board of Directors

    David Chao  is currently the CEO of a stealth start-up in the healthcare IT space. He was formerly the Chief Technology Officer of The Advisory Board Company – a role in which he was responsible for originating and communicating… Read More

  • Jeff Toler

    Board of Directors

    Jeff Toler is a registered patent attorney with over twenty years of experience in technology and related intellectual property matters. Mr. Toler has represented highly sophisticated corporate clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, in a wide range of… Read More

  • Wade Allen

    Mentor, Business Strategy

    Wade Allen is the CEO of Cenda, and is a results-oriented,  start-up, turn-around and high-growth executive with 25 years of experience of starting and driving companies to success. Wade knows how to design, market and manage best-in-class business… Read More

  • Eric Boyce

    Mentor, Finance

    Eric Boyce is an experienced financial and investments professional who has worked extensively with not only individuals, families, retirees, trusts and partnerships, but also small business owners, corporate executives, and other non-profit institutions such as endowments and foundations…. Read More

  • Gary Gay

    Mentor, Marketing and Sales

      Gary Gay  has 35 years of experience in early stage start-up ventures, and has a keen understanding of how customers think and  what is required for customers to adopt a new product or service. Gary has served… Read More

  • Jim Gerberman

    Mentor, Corporate Strategy

    Jim Gerbeman: Extensively networked and impactful deal maker. Enthusiastic, empathic and creative advisor. Proven business leader with multiple successes as President/CEO/GM of emerging technology companies serving a broad array of industries & markets. Known for transforming businesses by building… Read More

  • Jill Lewis

    Mentor, Healthcare

    With nearly 20 years of executive leadership and consulting experience in the healthcare industry, Jill is a leadership and business consultant, specializing in leadership development, team building, organizational behavior, and organizational culture assessment and development. Jill holds a… Read More

  • Chris Lowrimore

    Mentor, Finance and Exit Planning

                    Chris Lowrimore is accomplished at building the financial, operations and administrative infrastructures to stimulate and support profitable domestic and international growth. He has additional experience in developing and implementing marketing… Read More

  • Ron Martin

    Mentor, Project and Product Management

    Growing up as a proud Air Force brat and raising two daughters with my amazing wife, Ron learned to always leave a place better than he found it and that we are all in this together. Ron strives to make things… Read More

  • Matt Thomas

    Mentor, Ed Tech

    Matt Thomas is an entrepreneur, a higher education advocate, and a technologist. Specialties: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Bootstrapping Startups, Product Management, Education Technology (EdTech), Customer Advocacy, Higher Education & Community Foundation Financial Aid Processes, Rapid Technology Development, Technical Sales, Public Sector… Read More

  • Andrew Tull

    Mentor, Marketing and Sales

    Andrew Tull has extensive marketing and sales experience, including: National and International Sales, Business Development and Marketing; Licensing, Direct and Channel go-to-market strategies; Enterprise, Security, Electronics, Consumer Product Goods; Biometric Technology, Neural Networking, eCommerce, Systems Integration, Network and… Read More

  • Eric Weaver

    Mentor, Healthcare

    Dr. Eric Weaver is a nationally-recognized healthcare executive with progressive senior leadership experience in a wide range of complex ambulatory care, value-based/population health management and managed care settings. Successful track record in the development of collaborative approaches in… Read More