MEET THE 2020 COACHES

Introducing our CardStart Coaches

JOSH NICKOLS, PH.D., MBA

Coach

Josh is an EIR with LEAP, advising the development of healthcare companies from within the UofL technology portfolio. He has worked with the CincyTech Life Science team since 2016 following the sale of InvisionHeart Inc. where he served as Founder and CEO.

THOMAS ROUSSEL, PH.D.

Coach

Tommy's research interests include FEA and CFD, microfabricated/COTS sensor technologies, and custom instrumentation, all in support of the development of analytical techniques for environmental studies, orthopedic and rehabilitation platforms, as well as biomedical diagnostic applications.

SUZANNE BERGMEISTER, MBA

Coach

Suzanne is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Assistant Director of the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship. She is the past chair of Venture Connectors and a founding member of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW).

BRETT MORENO, MBA

Coach

Brett is an Account Manager at True Influence, a company that provides Intent based Content Syndication, Programmatic Display, and Intent-Monitoring to companies performing B2B sales and marketing. He also has experience from past work at Cuddle Clones, one of the regions fastest growing start-ups, and the UofL Technology Transfer Office. Brett is also a UofL LaunchIt coach.

 

 MEET THE 2020 SPEAKERS 

Introducing our CardStart 2020 Keynote Speakers and Workshop Speakers

ANGUS MCLACHLAN, PH.D.

Keynote Speaker

Angus co-founded Liberate Medical and has served as a member of its board of directors and its Chief Executive Officer since 2013.

ALLI TRUTTMANN, MA

Keynote Speaker

Alli is the president and founder of a luxury, medical bedding company called Wicked Sheets. She is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Belleramine University.

JACKIE WILLMOT, RN, MSN, MBA

Pitch Deck Workshop

Jackie is the co-founder and CEO of XLerateHealth.  She was a founding member and on the Board of Directors of the Network for Entrepreneurial Women and works with healthcare startups via the LaunchIt program where she works closely with Coulter, ExCITE, and I-Corps funded companies.

SUZANNE BERGMEISTER, MBA

Lean Startup Workshop

Suzanne is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Assistant Director of the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship. She is the past chair of Venture Connectors and a founding member of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW).

DELENE TAYLOR, CPA, CGMA

Customer Discovery Workshop

Delene joined DMLO CPAs in 2013 as Marketing Director. She helps early stage entrepreneurs find affordable solutions by bundling the benefits of cloud-based accounting applications with the trusted services of a CPA-level business advisor.

WILLIAM METCALF, JD, BS

Entrepreneurship at UoL

Will is the Executive Director of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Louisville where he works to promote internal and external collaborations and build strong connections with the research community.

MIKE DICENSO, MBA

Entrepreneurship in Louisville

Mike is the program director for Amplify Louisville as well as program director for the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP). He also was co-founder of Distillery America and Holi Gin.

 

MEET THE 2020 JUDGES 

All about the CardStart Judges

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SUSAN OLSON, PH.D.

COO, EdjAnalytics

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TAMMY YORK DAY, MBA

President & CEO, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

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ALICIA KELLEY, MBA, CNA

COO, Signature Advantage, LLC

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REBECCA BROWN RICE, MS

Director of Operations, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

 
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