Our Supporters & Advisory Board

ZIP Launchpad Sponsors

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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

Amir Moftakhar Headshot

Amir Moftakhar
Manager of Strategic Finance
& Business Analysis
Sempra Energy International

Anita Hix Headshot

Anita Hix
Director, Marketing
Qualcomm Incorporated

Brit Swanson

Brit Swanson
Business Banking Sales Manager VP
U.S. Bank

Caitin Wege Headshot

Caitlin Wege
Investment Partner

Carminia Panlilio Headshot

Carminia Panlilio
Project Manager

Court Turner Headshot

Court Turner
Venture Partner

Gary Lyons

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

Headshot Dane Chapin
Dane Chapin

Zephyr Partners.

Eddie Rodrigue Headshot
Eddie Rodriguez
Troutman Sanders

Luke Sophinos

Luke Sophinos
Founder & CEO

Headshot Mike Welden
Mike Welden

Bay Area Trash Compactor

 Rob Giglio Headshot

Rob Giglio
Senior VP
GTM & Sales





Tom Lang



SDSU Affiliated Board Members

Alex DeNoble Headshot

Alex DeNoble
Executive Director
of the Lavin
Entrepreneurship Center

Lance Nail Headshot

Lance Nail
Dean of the Fowler
College of Business

John Eger

John Eger
Zahn Professor of Creativity

Monte Mehrabadi Headshot

Monte Mehrabadi
Dean of the College
of Engineering


Kevin Popovic Headshot

Kevin Popovic
Director of ZIP Idea Lab

 Stanley Maloy Headshot

Stanley Maloy
AVP of Research & Innovation

Tamara Headshot

Tamara Romero
Founder & CEO
San Diego Design Office