Supporters & Advisory Board

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We are proud to be supported by the following people and organizations:

ZIP Launchpad Sponsors

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Moxie Foundation Logo

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Mintz Levin Logo
US Bank Logo

 H.G. Fenton Company Logo

Accion Logo

MUFG & Union Bank Logo

ZIP Launch Advisory Board

Mike Neal Headshot

Mike Neal
President, CEO
H.G. Fenton Company

Cathy Pucher Headshot

Cathy Pucher
Executive Director
ZIP Launchpad

Peter Zahn Headshot

Peter Zahn
Moxie Foundation

Steve Welter Headshot

Steve Welter
VP for Research and
Dean of Graduate Affairs
San Diego State University

Andrew Scale Headshot

Andrew Skale
Intellectual Property Member
Mintz Levin

Alan Dulgeroff Headshot

Alan Dulgeroff

Anita Hix Headshot

Anita Hix
Director, Marketing
Qualcomm Incorporated

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Matthew Greenhalgh
Vice President, Business Banking Officer Sales Manager
U.S. Bank

Caitin Wege Headshot

Caitlin Wege
Investment Partner

Carminia Panlilio Headshot

Carminia Panlilio
Project Manager

Rob Giglio Headshot

Rob Giglio
Senior VP
GTM & Sales
Adobe Systems

Gary Lyons

Gary Lyons
VP of Engineering
Sony Electronics
Partner at Accelerator 
Life Sciences Partners

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Dane Chapin

Zephyr Partners.

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Eddie Rodriguez
Troutman Sanders

Luke Sophinos

Luke Sophinos
Founder & CEO

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Mike Welden

Bay Area Trash Compactor

Tom Lang




SDSU Affiliated Board Members

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Alex DeNoble
Executive Director
of the Lavin
Entrepreneurship Center

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Lance Nail
Dean of the Fowler
College of Business

John Eger

Eugene Olevsky
Interim Dean and
Professor of the
SDSU College of

Stanley Maloy Headshot

Stanley Maloy
AVP of Research & Innovation


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Kevin Popovic
Director of ZIP Idea Lab