Judges

 

Sandy Bates, Author

 

 Bob Biggerstaff, Strategic Advisors, Inc.

Pearl Burris-Floyd, UNC Board of Governors

Alisa Chapman, UNC-GA

Scott Daugherty, SBTDC

Helga Fasciano, NC Department of Public Instruction

Tobin Geatz, Serial Entrepreneur

Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF Foundation 

Chris Heivly, The Startup Factory 

Rodney Hood, UNC Board of Governors

Marty Kotis, Kotis Properties; UNC Board of Governors

Rick Larson, Natural Capital Investment Fund 

Shelly Li, Smart Metals Recycling

Thomas F.  Looney, Lenovo

Melanie McNamara, Absolute Style Furniture 

Jay Mebane, Bootstrap Advisors 

 

James Meyer, Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings

Pat Mitchell, NC Department of Commerce,  Rural Economic Development

Abhi Muthiyan, Patagonia Health 

Mark Rostick, Intel Capital

Mikki Sager, The Conservation Fund 

Laura Wiley, UNC Board of Governors

Patrick Woodie, The Rural Economic Development Center