Board of Advisers

  • Jeffrey A. Allred ’80, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
  • Delores Bailey, Executive Director, EmPOWERment, Inc.
  • Bernard Bell, Executive Director, Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship
  • Patricia Brown ’86, SVP and General Counsel, SAS
  • Vance Brown ’89, CEO, National Cybersecurity Center
  • Melissa Carrier, Professor of the Practice, Public Policy, and Director of Social Innovation, UNC-CH
  • Lisa Chang, Director of Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Poole College of Management, NC State
  • Judith Cone, Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, UNC-CH
  • Mary Boney Denison ’82, Commissioner of Trademarks, US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Vickie Gibbs, Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Center, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Burton “Buck” Goldstein ’76, Entrepreneur in Residence, Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship
  • Raina S. Haque ’12, Principal, Erdos IP Law
  • Richard C. “Richie” Harrill ’98, Director, UNC Campus Y
  • Ward Hendon Jr., ’96, Founder, Axiom
  • Robert Ingram, Partner, Hatteras Ventures
  • Clifton B. Knight ’74, General Counsel, Bookspan LLP
  • Merrill M. Mason ’86, Partner, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell and Jernigan, LLP
  • Bryan McGann ’01, Director, Start-Up Ventures Clinic, Duke Law
  • Raj Narayan, Associate Director, Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science, NC State
  • Bentley J. Olive ’00, Founder, Olive Patent Law Group
  • Christopher K. Porter ’98, Attorney, Forrest Firm
  • Jackie Quay ’96, Director Licensing and Innovation Support, UNC-CH
  • Larry E. Robbins ’79, Partner, Wyrick Robbins
  • Sallie Shuping Russell ’76, Former Director, Blackstone Partners
  • Lewis Sheats, Assistant Vice Provost, Entrepreneurship, NC State
  • Erika Wilson (ex officio), Director of Clinical Programs, UNC School of Law