Meet Our Team

Preston L. James II

Co-founder | CEO

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Dana Callender

Co-founder | COO

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Our Advisors

  Kyle Ballarta   Falkon Ventures

Kyle Ballarta

Falkon Ventures

  Sara Brand   True Wealth Ventures

Sara Brand

True Wealth Ventures

  James Earl Brown III   Arena Growth Partners

James Earl Brown III

Arena Growth Partners

  Dan Graham   Notley Ventures

Dan Graham

Notley Ventures

  D  anny Green   San Antonio Spurs

Danny Green

San Antonio Spurs

  Dawn Jones   Intel
  Josh Jones-Dilworth   Jones-Dilworth Inc

Josh Jones-Dilworth

Jones-Dilworth Inc

  Phil Pompa   Pompa Capital

Phil Pompa

Pompa Capital

  Jason Seats   Techstars Venture Fund

Jason Seats

Techstars Venture Fund

  Thomas Miranda   Sparkovation Advisors

Thomas Miranda

Sparkovation Advisors

  Paul O'Brien   Venture Point

Paul O'Brien

Venture Point

  Andrew Mitchell   Brand Foundry

Andrew Mitchell

Brand Foundry

  Jan Ryan   Women@Austin

Jan Ryan

Women@Austin

  David Porter   A Glimmer of Hope Foundation

David Porter

A Glimmer of Hope Foundation

  Courtney Santana   Survive2Thrive Foundation

Courtney Santana

Survive2Thrive Foundation

  Wayne Sutton   Tech Inclusion

Wayne Sutton

Tech Inclusion

  Leslie Wingo   Sanders\Wingo

Leslie Wingo

Sanders\Wingo

  Ed Valdez   Momentus

Ed Valdez

Momentus

 

DivInc Mentors

  David Altounian   St. Edwards University

David Altounian

St. Edwards University

  Tony Aguilar   Chippr
  Crista Bailey   TextureMedia

Crista Bailey

TextureMedia

  Shawn Ball   Ball Business Consulting

Shawn Ball

Ball Business Consulting

  Karen Bantuveris   Signup.com
  Matthew Bell   Bell Interactive

Matthew Bell

Bell Interactive

  Jean Anne Booth   UnaliWear
  Michelle Breyer   TextureMedia

Michelle Breyer

TextureMedia

  Bob Bridge   Southwest Angel Network

Bob Bridge

Southwest Angel Network

  Clayton Bryan   500 Startups

Clayton Bryan

500 Startups

  Anthony Carrano   ZFactor Group

Anthony Carrano

ZFactor Group

  Roger Chen   Silverton Partners

Roger Chen

Silverton Partners

  Benjamin Durham   Thrillbox
  Nicole Hartings   Galvanize
  Katie Fang   SchooLinks

Katie Fang

SchooLinks

  Nicole Forbes   Media Temple

Nicole Forbes

Media Temple

  Sam Garst   OneGreek

Sam Garst

OneGreek

  Rebecca Gonzales   Bridge Partners Consulting

Rebecca Gonzales

Bridge Partners Consulting

  whurley   Honest Dollar

whurley

Honest Dollar

  Brett Hurt   data.world

Brett Hurt

data.world

  Charlie Jackson   Capital Metro

Charlie Jackson

Capital Metro

  Ryan Joy   Microsoft

Ryan Joy

Microsoft

  Andrea Kalmans   Lontra Ventures

Andrea Kalmans

Lontra Ventures

  Liz Keehner   1839 Ventures

Liz Keehner

1839 Ventures

  Josh Kerr   Capital Factory

Josh Kerr

Capital Factory

  Blanca Lesmes   BB Imaging

Blanca Lesmes

BB Imaging

  Monique Maley   Articulate Persuasion

Monique Maley

Articulate Persuasion

  Brandon Marker   Notley Ventures

Brandon Marker

Notley Ventures

  Michele Martell   Martell Media House

Michele Martell

Martell Media House

  Matt Mcdonnell   Notley Ventures

Matt Mcdonnell

Notley Ventures

  Mike Meskill   Jackson Walker LLP

Mike Meskill

Jackson Walker LLP

  Melissa Love   Everybody Up!

Melissa Love

Everybody Up!

  RC Mosier   MWR Legal

RC Mosier

MWR Legal

  Robert Murray   Galvanize

Robert Murray

Galvanize

  Marc Nathan   Miller Egan Molter & Nelson, LLP

Marc Nathan

Miller Egan Molter & Nelson, LLP

  Rachelle Oribio   Techstars
  Aaron Perman   S3 Ventures

Aaron Perman

S3 Ventures

  Mark Phillip   Are You Watching This?

Mark Phillip

Are You Watching This?

  Jamie Rhodes   Central Texas Angel Network

Jamie Rhodes

Central Texas Angel Network

  Brian Romanko   Earnest Inc.

Brian Romanko

Earnest Inc.

  Ada Ryland   Startup Strategy

Ada Ryland

Startup Strategy

  Lindsey Schell   Bizologie
  Chris Scheppler   Cloud Nerd

Chris Scheppler

Cloud Nerd

  Sterling Smith   Sandbox Commerce

Sterling Smith

Sandbox Commerce

  Wendy Smith   Wendy M. Smith Healthcare Consulting

Wendy Smith

Wendy M. Smith Healthcare Consulting

  Ali Syed   Capital Factory

Ali Syed

Capital Factory

  Peter Teneriello   Notley Ventures

Peter Teneriello

Notley Ventures

  Mark Thorsen   Central Texas Angel Network

Mark Thorsen

Central Texas Angel Network

  Juan Thurman   Southwest Angel Network

Juan Thurman

Southwest Angel Network

  Youssef Chaker   Bear & Giraffe LLC

Youssef Chaker

Bear & Giraffe LLC

  Ezinne Udezue   BazaarVoice

Ezinne Udezue

BazaarVoice

  Oji Udezue   Atlassian

Oji Udezue

Atlassian

  Britt White   Thrillbox

Britt White

Thrillbox

  Sam Ulu   Kandid.ly

Sam Ulu

Kandid.ly

  Bob Villhard   The Villhard Patent Group

Bob Villhard

The Villhard Patent Group

  Denise Hamilton   WatchHerWork

Denise Hamilton

WatchHerWork

  J  osh Baer   Capital Factory

Josh Baer

Capital Factory

  Nicolia Wiles   Prime PR
  Sam Reed   Green Dot Direct

Sam Reed

Green Dot Direct

  Gavin Gillas   thirteen23

Gavin Gillas

thirteen23

  Kim Carpenter   Kim Carpenter

Kim Carpenter

Kim Carpenter

  Jenny Bebout   Convey
  Marcus Carey   Threatcare

Marcus Carey

Threatcare

  Kathleen Richmond   Vista Equity Partners

Kathleen Richmond

Vista Equity Partners

  Sara Faivre   The Alternative Board of Austin

Sara Faivre

The Alternative Board of Austin

  Gordon Daugherty   Capital Factory

Gordon Daugherty

Capital Factory

  Bijoy Goswami   ATX Equation

Bijoy Goswami

ATX Equation

  Suzi Sosa   Verb Inc.

Suzi Sosa

Verb Inc.

  Michael Rodriguez   Munck Wilson Mandala LLP

Michael Rodriguez

Munck Wilson Mandala LLP

  Shane Adams   SLA Foundation

Shane Adams

SLA Foundation

  Brittany Solano   Jones-Dilworth, Inc.

Brittany Solano

Jones-Dilworth, Inc.

  Heather Brunner   WP Engine
  Yvonne Garcia   MarketVision

Yvonne Garcia

MarketVision

  Daniel Senyard   Compl.ai
  Frankie Arvelo   Egan Nelson LLP

Frankie Arvelo

Egan Nelson LLP

  Claire England   Central Texas Angel Network

Claire England

Central Texas Angel Network