CEO, Orlance Laboratories; expertise in fund raising as a VC, in clinical research and biotech management, and in economic development
Amit Dhingra, PhD
Director, Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors; horticulture startup serial entrepreneur
Karen Ferguson, MS
Health care executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of leadership; Practice Administrator at Arthritis Northwest; co-founder/CEO of Discus Analytics
Bruce Gallaher, BSME, MBA
Leads Energy Group that applies Pyrotek’s 60+ years of high temperature materials expertise to clean energy solutions
Joe Harding, PhD
WSU Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassador, founder M3 Biotechnology (now Athira) with Alzheimer’s drug in Phase III clinical trials
Business leader and creator of a fast data analytics and data visualization platform, Pushgraph, with easy-to-learn user-interfaces
Intellectual Property Attorney with over twenty years of IP experience, chair of Lee & Hayes’ Chemical and Life Science Practice Group
Linda Olson, CPC, CFA
Executive leadership coach assisting leaders of rapidly growing companies reach their goals
Lisa Shaffer, PhD
Serial entrepreneur with 20 years in human genetics; co-founded and sold Signature Genomics; now, PawPrint Genetics to improve diagnostic testing for inherited diseases of dogs, cats, and birds.
Glenn Prestwich, PhD
Serial entrepreneur, CSO, and consultant in the life sciences; expert witness in intellectual property cases
Helps companies navigate regulatory pathways to get medical products from idea to patient
Jeff Perry, MBA
Professional coaching to help optimize soft skills/leadership and advancement strategies for engineering and software execs.
Rao Talasil, MSEE
Seasoned technology leader with a successful track record of delivering commercial products and outstanding customer success outcomes at Cisco, IBM, and startups in Seattle & Silicon Valley
David J. Vachon, PhD, MBA
Serial founder and CEO of medical device & life sciences technologies with a vision to become the recognized world leader of antimicrobial solutions
Ozgur Yildirim, PhD
An accomplished innovation leader, driven to pioneer highly cross functional initiatives at the intersection of science, engineering and business. Past ventures include Hewlett Packard (HP), Intellectual Ventures (IV) and L’Oreal.
Mike Bernard, JD
Consulting, with 30 years of executive experience in firms consulting on state and local taxes. Particular expertise with engaging governmental tax entities, including tax regulatory and policy agencies.
Jeff Wiberg, CEO
With over a decade of experience in the healthcare continuum, Jeff possesses over 20 years of business leadership experience in industries ranging from hospitals and health systems to human resources consulting.
Managing member of Tinderbox Marketing, Josh takes a hands-on approach to workshops and presentations. Simply put, Josh lives out the Tinderbox Marketing mission of doing his best to leave people in better shape than he found them.