Meet the Staff
Cathy works with aspiring entrepreneurs at SDSU's Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad. She brings 20+ years of experience in the high-tech industry across large and startup companies to her work at the Executive Director of the ZIP Launchpad. She helped create EvoNexus, an incubator dedicated to stimulating the growth of new high technology companies in San Diego, and served as their first Executive Director. Mrs. Pucher earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at University California, San Diego.
Jenny Amaraneni graduated from San Diego State University with a Master of Business Administration and a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Shortly thereafter, she launched her own social enterprise, SOLO Eyewear, an eco-friendly line of eyewear dedicated to funding eye care for people in need. In addition to running SOLO, Jenny has also served as a consultant to other social enterprises and non-profits in the San Diego area. Jenny joined the ZIP Launchpad to work with students in launching their startups and guide them in becoming more environmentally and socially responsible in their businesses.
Naomi is a Senior Graphic Design student at San Diego State University. She started working with the ZIP Launchpad in the fall of 2018 and has fostered an environment of solid design and entrepreneurial passion.
Doug graduated from SDSU in the Spring of 2018 and has been working at the ZIP Launchpad ever since. His passion for product development makes him a perfect fit for the ZIP Launchpad team.
Alumni of San Diego State University, Corey is responsible for the development efforts and community relations of the Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad. Focusing on strategic initiatives, board development, community engagement and pipeline fundraising, Corey is charged with growing the overall philanthropic support for entrepreneurial endeavors. As a New York native, Corey is also beginning to lead the New York Regional Council in its efforts to increase alumni engagement on the East Coast.
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