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Mentors and Advisors

I-Corps Teaching Team

Brian Kraft
Brian Kraft, Assistant Vice President, Innovation & Research Engagement, WSU Office of Research



Howard Davis
Howard Davis, Director of the Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute
Mari Mayes
Marie Mayes, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Asa Brown

Site Leader, WSU I-Corps

Innovation & Research Engagement Office

Norman Ong, Assistant Director, Life Sciences
Scott Steiger, Assistant Director, Physical Sciences
Zeinab Abouissa, Technology Licensing Associate
Chris Coppin, Chief Business Development Officer Associate Dean for Technology Development and Commercialization
Heidi Medford, Innovation Advancement and Partnerships
Aziz Makhani, SBDC Business Advisor
Francis Benjamin Information Systems Coordinator


Tiffany Reiss Clinical Associate Professor, Sport Sciences

Faculty and Community Mentors

Amit Dhingra
Amit Dhingra, CEO of Phytelligence
Cliff Berkman
Cliff Berkman, Professor of Chemistry, Co-Founder and CSO, Cancer Targeted Technology
Clint Cole with entrepreneurship students
Clint Cole, President, Digilent, Inc.
Shane Needham
Shane Needham, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Laboratory Director, Alturas Analytics
Grant Norton
Grant Norton, Co-Founder GoNano Technologies
Francis Benjamin, Information Systems Coordinator

Special thanks to Travis Woodland, previously the Director of Business Development in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, for his help founding the WSU iCorps program.