Bob Bridge, Executive Director of the Southwest Angel Network for Social Impact
Bob worked in high-tech start-ups companies for 30 years, the last 15 years as the founding CEO. He has deep experience in new-venture fund raising including having raised $60M since 2000, of which $1.5M came from angel networks. Bob has also served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Austin Ventures. Bob is active in mentoring startup ventures, helping them to think through business strategy, market validation and fund raising. Bob has a PhD from the University of Texas in Computer Engineering, and attended Rice University as an undergraduate. He gives back to the community including many years of service at University Presbyterian Church.
John Sibley Butler, Director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, The University of Texas at Austin
Hanna Jamal, Associate Director of Social Finance, Inc. and Co-Founder of Urban Co-Lab
Hanna served as Co-Founder and COO of Urban Co-Lab from July 2015 through August 2016. Hanna is an entrepreneur and project manager who is passionate about building diverse, inclusive communities. She has over six years' experience in education program management in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Since moving to Austin in 2013, Hanna has worked with a wide range of organizations involved in social entrepreneurship and impact investing, including Acumen, UnLtd USA, and Enable Impact. She is currently an Associate Director at Social Finance, Inc., a non-profit that mobilizes capital to drive social progress. Hanna holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and an MBA from the UT McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.
Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin
Gregory Pogue, IC² Deputy Director, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Eric Tang, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin