The UND Center for Innovation's team is dedicated to providing 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.

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

Renee is a Commercialization Specialist and project manager for the University Center Autonomous Systems Innovation program. She is highly praised for forward thinking problem-solving skills, her entrepreneurial spirit and acumen, flexibility and exceptional management of the Customer Experience.


(701) 777-6860


Amy 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.  She brings 10+ years of experience helping innovators and entrepreneurs turn their ideas into tangible products, services and businesses. Amy grew up working in a number of family-run businesses in Vermont, and is a recognized creative problem solver, innovator and entrepreneurial actor in both business and education.


(701) 777-6987




Associate Director


Commercialization Specialist

Greg is a Grand Forks native and our angel fund and investments 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

Tyler is the student facing entrepreneur coach at Center for Innovation.  His primary focus is assisting students at UND reach their business goals. This could be by way of the Mueller internship, Student-Run Ventures or other student opportunities . He also provides assistance and outreach for Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) applicants. 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 the owner of Lone Tree Outfitters and Sletten Logistics.


(701) 777-6734

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




Entrepreneur Consultant


SBIR/STTR Director

Celia is the Center’s office manager with many years’ experience at UND.  Her primary role is to handle every aspect of money coming in and going out.  She is an expert on policies and regulations and how they apply to the many services we offer.  Celia prefers being in the background but pokes her head out of her office occasionally.  If you see her on one of those occasions, say hello.

(701) 777-3020


Office Manager

Center For Innovation

4200 James Ray Drive

Grand Forks, ND 58202


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