Meet The Team

Meet the staff, mentors, and instructors who are on a mission to support innovative startups and drive economic growth.


Shawna Lippert, MBA

Shawna Lippert, MBA

Program Director

Tom Duening, PhD

Tom Duening, PhD

Research Director

Doug Palmer

Doug Palmer

Program Manager

On loan from El Pomar Foundation


Terrance (Terry) Boult, PhD

Professor, Entrepreneur, Mentor

Jim Holley

Entrepreneur, Mentor 

James (Jim) Waldrop

Early-Stage Business Investor, Mentor and Advisor, Serial Entrepreneur

Questions? Contact our team.