Advisory Council

The Innovation Center's Advisory Council is comprised of UT Austin faculty and leadership, entrepreneurs from across the country, venture capitalists and angel investors.

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ROB ADAMS

Lecturer, McCombs School of Business, UT Austin; Director, Texas Venture Labs, UT Austin


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WADE ALLEN

President & CEO, Cendea; President, Rice Alliance - Austin Chapter


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ROSENTAL ALVES

Professor, Knight Chair in International Journalism, Moody College of Communication


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JOSHUA BAER

Instructor, Longhorn Startup and Founder, Capital Factory



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ISAAC BARCHAS

Director, Austin Technology Incubator



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NOEL CLEMENS

Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, UT Austin


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RICHARD CORSI

Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, UT Austin


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ADAM DELL

Venture Partner, Austin Ventures



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SCOTT EVANS

Director, Longhorn Maker Studio, UT Austin



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RUDY GARZA

Founder/Managing Partner, G51 Capital Management LLC



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GARY GOLDSTEIN

Managing Director, Helpen Consulting LLC



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JULIE GOONEWARDENE

Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Strategic Investment, University of Texas System


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WILLIAM HURLEY

Co-Founder, Chaotic Moon Studios; International Genius Grant Recipient


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BRETT HURT

Owner, Hurt Family Investments



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MANINDER "MINI" K. KAHLON

Vice Dean of Strategy and Partnerships, Dell Medical School, UT Austin


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CARLOS KEMENY

Director, Entrepreneurship Network, University of Texas System


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DOREEN LORENZO

Business Advisor, former President of Frog and Quirky



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MIKE MAPLES JR.

Managing Partner, Floodgate Fund

 


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MICHAEL PATTON

President/CEO, Medical Innovation Labs



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GREG POGUE

IC² Interim Director, The University of Texas at Austin

 


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BRUCE PORTER

Chair, Department of Computer Science, UT Austin



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RUBEN RATHNASINGHAM

Director, Program to Accelerate Health Product Development, Dell Medical School


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ALI SARABI

Director, Intel
Industry Initiatives & Pathfinding (retired)



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DAN SHARP

Associate VP for Research, Office of Technology Commercialization, UT Austin


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KRISHNA SRINIVASAN

General Partner, LiveOak Venture Partners



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BECKY TAYLOR

 



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AHMED TEWFIK

Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Austin


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RICK TIMMINS

Chairman, Central Texas Angel Network



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PAUL TOPRAC

Associate Director, Game Development Program, UT Austin; Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, UT Austin


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TOM TRUSKETT

Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin



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SRIRAM VISHWANATH

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Austin


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JANET WALKOW

Executive Director & Chief Technology Officer, Drug Dynamics Institute Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy, UT Austin



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MICHAEL WEBBER

Deputy Director, Energy Institute, UT Austin; Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin


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SHARON L. WOOD

Dean, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin

 

Entrepreneurial Advisors

The Innovation Center's Entrepreneurial Advisors program is designed to provide mentors, expert guidance and key connections to faculty and student teams on the path to commercialize their technology. EA's are unpaid volunteers with successful track records as entrepreneurs.