Our Team

Preston L. James II

Co-Founder | CEO

preston@divinc.org

(512) 745-6570

Brooke Turner

Program Director

brooke@divinc.org

(512) 522-8751

Monica Morales

Partner | VP of Development

monica@divinc.org

(512) 699-1491

 

Board of Directors

Mentors

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

Danny Green   San Antonio Spurs

Danny Green

San Antonio Spurs

Dawn Jones   Intel
Claire England   Central Texas Angel Network

Claire England

Central Texas Angel Network

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   MediaTech Ventures

Paul O'Brien

MediaTech Ventures

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   Chief Outsiders

Ed Valdez

Chief Outsiders

Brittany Solano   Jones-Dilworth, Inc.

Brittany Solano

Jones-Dilworth, Inc.

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

Sara Faivre   The Alternative Board of Austin

Sara Faivre

The Alternative Board of Austin

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

Kim Carpenter   World Changing Women

Kim Carpenter

World Changing Women

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

Josh 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

Jenny Bebout   Convey
Marcus Carey   Threatcare

Marcus Carey

Threatcare

Kathleen Richmond   Vista Equity Partners

Kathleen Richmond

Vista Equity Partners

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

Heather Brunner   WP Engine
Yvonne Garcia   MarketVision

Yvonne Garcia

MarketVision

Daniel Senyard   Compl.ai
Frankie Arvelo   Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP

Frankie Arvelo

Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP