THE PEOPLE MAKE THE CENTER
The UND Center for Innovation Foundation'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.
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.
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Emily is the President of Dakota Venture Group, the nation's first completely student run venture capital investment fund, and also serves the School of Business and Public Administration Student Advisory Board as President. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship.
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Tom joined the Center for Innovation Foundation in 2006 to help leverage the support of UND Alumni, friends, and successful entrepreneurs around the world. He owns and operates manufacturing, property development and consulting businesses, and is on the board of the Valley Angel Fund.
(218) 779-9950 email@example.com
Bruce has been North Dakota’s “go-to guy” for entrepreneurship, innovation, and capital investing since he launched the Center in 1984. As a visionary, he strategically directs the Center and coaches entrepreneurs on strategies and capital formation. He has won more battles than lost!
(701) 777-3132 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Tass joined the Center staff in 2015 and is in charge of the Center’s administrative duties. She also manages the Center’s meeting rooms: the Idea Lab, Boardroom, and Holaday Suite.
(701) 777-3132 firstname.lastname@example.org
Travis's primary responsibility is management of the Center's Tech Infrastructure from IP telephony, networking, and server administration. He is also the head of building management and has been with the Center since 2008.
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Kevin is an Entrepreneurship graduate and has held positions as the managing direct for business development and lead portfolio manager in Dakota Venture Group. He assists early-stage companies in strategic planning and access to capital through angel investing
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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.
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