Friends of the
Texas Innovation Center

The Friends of the Texas Innovation Center is a unique network of experts who provide one-on-one advising and mentoring specific to technology commercialization of research coming out of The University of Texas at Austin.

The network brings together a diverse community of advisors to the Texas Innovation Center in building long-term relationships to help understand the current state of the market and competitive landscape in assisting the growth and launch of startups. This also allows external community members to learn about current, innovative research occurring on campus.

We connect these experts who can relate personal narratives and grounded business advice to UT entrepreneurs.


Friends of the Texas Innovation Center

Dan Artusi
MaxLinear

Phnam Bagley
Nonfiction

Nick Barnard
Gerson Lehrman Group

Rush Bartlett
Lansinoh Laboratories

Stoney Barton
FSTI

Taher Behbehani
Samsung

Dr. Mousumi Bhat
Micron Technology

Sara Brand
True Wealth Ventures

Tani Chen
Wolf Greenfield

Stuart Coleman
Chevron Ventures

Alan Cooper
Cooper Consulting

Kyle Cox
ATP Fund

Jack Dever
MATRIC

David Dorsey
11.2 Ventures

Joe Faris
Accountalent

Sean Hsu
Cole Schotz P.C.

Nikos Iatropoulos
Rex Tech Ventures

Elliot Jackson
Stephen Gould Corporation

Gus Johnson
UT System, Horizon Fund

Andrea Kalmans
Lontra Ventures

Luke Kim
Genesys Partners & Nonfiction

Andrew Kirima
Cantos Ventures

Zack Leonard
Gembah

David Makarechian
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Christine Mei
Gathered Foods Corporation

Tyler Norwood
Antler

Greg Parker
Parker Justiss PC

John Porterfield
BridgeSource Medical

Alfredo Ramirez
Vyopta Incorporated

Radney Wood
Vela Wood