Amy Whitney is an experienced educator and facilitator of entrepreneurial education and creative problem solving frameworks. Her vision is to have the CFI be recognized as a leader in innovation for the region.




(701) 777-6987



Celia is office manager and bookkeeper for the Center for Innovation. Since 1996, she has been responsible for all the financial records and oversees operations to ensure fluidity. She is known as the “solution” person at the Center.



(701) 777-3020


Office Manager

Della has been the grant writer for the Center for Innovation and the College of Business and Public Administration since 1999. She also has a great talent for finding them. In addition, Della provides grant writing services for our entrepreneur clients.



(701) 777-3795


Associate Director

Greg is a Grand Forks native and our angel fund specialist. He's also a current general partner of the 701 Angel Fund, LP. With previous experience as the President of DVG, and a Bachelor's in Entrepreneurship and a Master's in Business Administration, Greg is both creative and highly experienced.

(701) 777-3281


Entrepreneur Consultant

Travis's responsibility is management of the Center's technology infrastructure and the operations of the building. He is also the lead of incubator management and has been with the Center since 2008.




(701) 738-2424


Technology/ Operations

Tyler is the SBIR/STTR director for the center. His primary focus is outreach and aligning SBIR applicants to funding topics. He is also a consultant for the Innovate ND program and the coach of Mueller interns. Tyler is a graduate of the Defense Information School and has worked in public affairs for both the ND Army and Air Nation Guard. He is also the owner of Lone Tree Outfitters.

(701) 777-6734


SBIR/STTR Director


The UND Center for Innovation's team is dedicated to provide assistance to innovators,

entrepreneurs, and researchers to launch new ventures, commercialize new technologies, and

secure access to capital from private and public sources. Hover over each pictures to learn more.

4200 James Ray Dr.

Grand Forks ND 58202

The United States

+1 (701) 777-3132

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