President and CEO, IURTC
Tony Armstrong is the president and CEO of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC), an organization that works to bring IU research discoveries and inventions to the marketplace. As the leader of IURTC, he is responsible for new business incubation, licensing IU discoveries, and directing economic development outreach efforts across Indiana. Among IURTC’s recent accomplishments is the $100 million sale of Angel Learning, which was founded by Ali Jafari, an IUPUI professor, and David Mills, one of Jafari’s students, in 2009.
Tony has worked in many roles focused on the commercialization of IU intellectual property. Prior to joining IU, Tony was the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund and worked as the Deputy Director of the Indiana State Budget Agency under Governor Mitch Daniels. He has a bachelor’s degree in business and JD from Indiana University and an MBA from Butler University.
Ken Green has more than 30 years of experience in the life sciences industry in a broad range of roles including medical practitioner, investor, and manager. He co-founded Spring Mill Venture Partners, an early-stage venture fund and serves on a number of technology boards. He has held senior roles at SenMed Medical Ventures and Bristol Myers Squibb, and has taught graduate-level courses at Indiana University, Notre Dame, and Purdue University.
Ken holds an MD from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Joining the Innovate Indiana Fund team from Scale Computing and the Bob Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship, Maggie brings a wealth of startup knowledge from the Heartland. After working in startupland with all of its trials and tribulations, Maggie knew this was where she wanted to be: working with and helping Hooiser innovators grow. She frequents Verge Indianapolis events and loves the Broad Ripple and Indy Winter Farmer's markets.
Maggie received her bachelor's degree in Classical Studies from DePauw University. You can connect with Maggie on Twitter (at) MMusgrave65.
Drawing on 5 years of experience in the business of technology in life sciences M&A, innovation strategy and as an analyst and associate for the last three years at the Innovate Indiana Fund, Brian provides an aggressive multi-industry entrepreneur-focused perspective. He has cultivated, negotiated and closed a variety of types of investments through strong relationship building and a strategy-focused financial skill set.
During his tenure at Cephalon (NASDAQ: CEPH acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals) he worked as an intern within the M&A team helping to execute risk-hedging and technology development strategy through 3 large acquisitions in addition to conducting diligence, commercial forecasting, investment case preparation, and IT project planning and implementation.
He serves on and with Board of Directors, helps cultivate the funds activities in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Chicago as a Venture Fellow while he pursues his MBA at Kelley School of Business - Bloomington at Indiana University (2015). Brian holds a B.A. in Economics from The Colorado College. You can find him on Twitter, (at) SeedSeries.