Meet Our Experts

Albert Di Rienzo, PHD

President & Chief Innovation Officer
Radicle Innovation

Amy Hanlon

Owner
Blue Meta Design

Arlene Morris

CEO
Willow Advisors LLC

Buddy Lyons, MBA

CEO
Entac Medical Inc.

Cain McClary, MD

Principal
KdT Ventures

Dan Cohen

President
Accelerated Ventures

Dave Taylor

Managing Director
Mankind Venture Group (MvG)

David Fragale, MBA

Executive in Residence
WVU

David Kennedy, BSME

VP Product Management
Lifelines Neuro

Derek Willis

Investment Manager
South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)

Ellen Brune

CEO
Boston Mountain Biotech

Emily Geiger Draugelis, MBA

CEO and Founder
Vitamin Collective

Gary Keller, MS, CLP

CEO
Xomix

Greg Langdon

Founder
Langdon Industries

Jeanette Weiland, MBA

Vice President, Bio Innovation & Special Projects
NOLABA

Jeff Amerine, MS

Founder & Managing Director
Startup Junkie Consulting

Jerry Chang

Managing Partner, President, Managing Partner/COO
Vigilant BioServices, 42Bio LLC, Samaritan Biologics

Jim Nelson, MHA, MS

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
West Virginia University Hospitals, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Joe Huber, MBA

COO
EternaTear

Joseph Lovett

Managing Director
Louisiana Funds I & II

Kaushik Dave, RPh, PhD, MBA

Partner
Ohmkara Consulting

Kevin Pollard

Entrepreneur
C-Suite Services

Kevin Sidow

Serial Entrepreneur, Board Member
Life Science Startups

Kris Khalil

Investment Analyst
New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Larry Horn, MBA

Executive Director
Amplify Louisville

Liza Curcio-Rudy

Investment Analyst
New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Louise Epstein, MBA

LARTA Principal Advisor, Founding Director, Innovation Center, UT Austin, Founder
Ecosystem Partner

Madison Hartung

CEO
EI Consulting

Mara Neal

Director of Marketing & Engagement
Cook Biotech

Marc Filerman

Program CEO
German Accelerator Life Sciences

Merrill Boyce, PHD, IMBA

Chief Executive in Residence and Global Business Coordinator
Coastal Carolina University

Michael Green

Managing Director
Mountain State Capital

Mike Fisher

Managing Director
Kirchner Group

Nancy Gray, PHD

President
BioVentures, LLC

Nathan Dolloff, PHD

Founder
Leukogene Therapeutics Inc

Nathan Sundheimer, MBA

Program Manager, Health & Lead,
US Healthcare Partnerships

Plug and Play Tech Center

Neil Kane, MBA

Entrepreneur
Michigan State University

Paul Asper, MBA

Vice President of Commercialization
Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences

Rebecca Rice

Director of Operations
Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

Rebecca Todd, BS, MS, MA

Innovation Specialist
ASBTDC

Richard Sullivan

CEO
CIBOR

Robert Ryan, PHD

CEO
Innova Therapeutics

Roberto Torres, DHA

Director Clinical Research Office
Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc

Scott Pancoast, MBA

CEO & Founder
Zylo Therapeutics

Stephen Carrithers, PhD

Executive VP, Co-founder & Director of R&D
Sequela, Inc & Lagrange Scientific

Steve Abell, BA

Vice President, Strategic Innovations and Investments
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Steve Johnson

Interim Executive Director, SCLaunch
South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)

Timothy Peck, MD

Executive Portfolio Director of Health
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Ugo DeBlasi, BSME

Consultant