Adam couldn't find it - so - he made it. The Big Muddy Challenge (BMC) is an unconventional adventure race designed for teams of parents, their children and friends. Adam leads a passionate team of former pro athletes, executives and teachers delivering BMC's rapid expansion.
Bringing a background from management consulting and leading professional service departments, Adam is heavily focused on partnership development and growth strategy execution.He is open and welcomes conversations about advancing business." id="bio3193" />
Clayton handles business strategy, product design, and customer acquisition at FindFido. FindFido gives owners who have lost their pets an easy way to alert thousands of local people fast.
I have a boatload of experience in acquiring customers online via paid channels (Facebook, Google/Bing, YouTube, etc.), and I'd be happy to consult with other local entrepreneurs." id="bio3389" />
Erin Terry Garritano
Erin is the Raleigh Community Organizer for Tech Talent South, a Web Coding Immersion Class. Originally from Charlotte, followed by Boone, Erin has been in Raleigh since 2008, and has loved putting down roots in the Oak City.
Erin has never met a stranger and enjoys meeting new people as well as public speaking. Stand-Up Comedy is one of Erin's favorite past-times, and she hopes to bring more live, local comedy shows to Raleigh. Erin lives with her husband, Anthony, and two cats, Reuben, and Rita." id="bio3646" />
Business Manager and resident high 5'er at WedPics - the fastest growing, most awesome, photo sharing app on the entire internet. When not overseeing Business Operations at WedPics, she's ensuring the team celebrates important holidays like "National Pig in a Blanket Day" and that the Developers eat 3 solid meals a day. Loves: Her super rad daughter, Emma Finch. The Foo Fighters and eastern NC bbq. Dislikes: Baking, paper cuts and cilantro." id="bio3649" />
Heather Allen, MGIM-MBA
Jacob created Snap Pack, a modular backpack platform, in the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program at NC State. Jacob is majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering with expected graduation May 2016. He has had work experience with Schneider Electric and Cisco Systems. Jacob enjoys developing business relationships and is always open to collaboration.
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Javier de Ana
Lead organization to help strengthen our community, one sick child/family at a time. Skills include marketing strategy, business development, process implementation and general tomfoolery.
I don't know what I don't know, but I want to learn. My nonprofit is ten years old, but realistically, we're about where a three-year startup would be, with regard to our growth trajectory. There are so many people in this group that I am sure having the same decisions and discussions I am, just in the for-profit space. I'd love to meet and learn with anyone that wants to share!
I'm more than happy to help anyone here however I can. While being in the nonprofit field limits much of my perceived value from a leverage standpoint, I did spend a bunch of time in the for-profit sector in this market. If I can be a resource for someone, don't hesitate to let me know!" id="bio3637" />
Judy Abel is an award-winning, brand and digital strategist with over a decade of experience in creating integrated customer-centered marketing and communication strategies. Her experience spans a wide range of categories including technology, travel, CPG, financial services, B2B, healthcare and luxury goods.
Her most recent experience includes working as a Strategy Director at Baldwin& in Raleigh, NC. Prior to that role, Judy worked in brand strategy at Tribal Worldwide, gyro and Fallon and in digital strategy at mcgarrybowen, BBDO/Proximity and Weber Shandwick.
Judy enjoys learning about people, cultures and experiences and she loves to discover how people and technology impact and influence culture. She loves working with products that solve real human needs. And she is passionate about branding and marketing that is created with a purpose to make the world better.
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Kemp is an NC State Mechanical Engineer with a passion for small business and entrepreneurship. Currently focused on designing, manufacturing, and marketing with Sluice Hammocks, he wants to share the comfort and versatility of camping-style hammocks with a new audience. He also works as an independent engineering design contractor through Fourth Wind Inc, which he founded in 2012." id="bio3694" />
Kirsten Schambra Stevens
My background is in business development and marketing. As is the case I have worked for a variety of startups across multiple industries. Specifically I have experience in the mobile application and development space which coincides directly with our current product creation efforts.
Outside of Nicotrax I am a ACE Certified personal trainer and am always wanting to talk fitness or travel!I would love to meet with anyone wanting to talk entrepreneurship or personal training! I can provide basic marketing/development advice as well and would be interested in the appropriate collaborations." id="bio3199" />
At Bean, I handle most everything design-related: hardware & software. Feel free to reach out if you have questions, I plan on being around most days. " id="bio3203" />
Megan is currently a student at North Carolina State University, studying Graphic Design. As an intern at WedPics, she works with the other designers to strategize new ways to market and brand the company." id="bio3690" />
Mike is an investment professional with over 15 years of experience in private equity, most recently as a Director at Lincolnshire Management where he managed acquisitions and served as an officer and board member for companies in advertising, aviation, food, education, media and transportation. He is a Princeton alum and represents for East Coast hiphop, the Mets and the football Giants. " id="bio3311" />
Co-Founder of K&R Technologies, a wearable technology company focused on reducing the complexity of our everyday lives through a gesture based user-interface and a user unique, universal BioID.
Can offer advice/mentorship on leadership and team building. Previous job as an Officer in the Army for 5 years regularly had me in charge of teams from as small as 2-3 people to groups as large as 30-40." id="bio3227" />
I'm assisting DX Labs with their device incubator as an advisor. I also do internet of things-ish consulting and am CEO at ExerScreen, a startup focused on no-nag fitness for couch potatoes. I'm a full stack computer scientist and have worked at every level from silicon design on up to cloud computing architectures.
I live in Charlotte and usually am much older than I look.I'm happy to lend an ear whenever. I tend to be in Raleigh Mondays and sometimes Tuesdays." id="bio3195" />
I am the Director for The Entrepreneurship Collaborative in the Poole College of Management at NC State. We are committed to entrepreneurial education, outreach and research. Our goals are to prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs while building and assisting startups in RTP. The Entrepreneurship Clinic is our flagship activity for bringing the resources of NC State to Raleigh entrepreneurs.
For office hours, appointments or additional information, please go to: http://tec.poole.ncsu.edu/" id="bio3201" />
Sarah E Allen
Saul Selwyn Flores
Sean Newman Maroni
Soroush Jamali Pour, Alex Browne, Fabio Berger
Tess is one of the Events Summer Interns for HQ Raleigh. She is helping out with Innovate Raleigh and the other events at the HQ Raleigh space. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management: Program Management from NC State and is working at Walt Disney World in August." id="bio3700" />
Timothy James Husted
Officially, I'm the Director of Marketing. Marketing plan generation for products, general marketing and communications responsibilities and more. I'm also involved heavily in Product UI and Business Development. Generally helping share my passion for 3D with the world.
I moved to Raleigh in 2009 looking for a fresh start. I live in Downtown Raleigh and am heavily involved in the community. I love to BBQ, have two happy dogs and an amazing wife who supports me every step along the way. I want everyone to share in my passion for 3D. Come find me and let's chat, and maybe along the way we can 3D print something together! " id="bio3391" />