Brent-photoName: Brent Sebold

Position at ASU: Director, Fulton Engineering Startup Center

Leadership Role: Advisor, SPARCe

Bio: Sebold is responsible for the development and operation of the Fulton Engineering Startup Center and the delivery of its signature entrepreneurship and innovation courses, workshops, mentoring programs, new venture competitions and other extra-curricular startup advancement events. Prior to directing the Startup Center, Sebold was the Director of Acceleration Curriculum within ASU’s Office of the Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Additionally, he led the regional ecosystem development efforts for the U.S. Department of Defense’s implementation of ASU’s Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator and operated Arizona Furnace 2.0 in partnership with several research and funding organizations throughout the state. Sebold also ran ASU’s Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative and the inaugural ASU Student Startup Bowl.

During his tenure, he managed 40 Edson client companies who raised over $1.2 million in external funding and featured 10 grand prize winners in several global student startup competitions, including Entrepreneur magazine’s 2011 Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year. Sebold earned a business administration degree from Ohio University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in education at ASU. He is also a co-founder of MakersTour.com.

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