2017 Innovation Coaches
John Fijen, Managing Director of [TC]² Labs LLC, has more than 25 years of managing experience, directing as many as 1,000 employees in companies with revenues in excess of $500 million. He has led these companies through start-up, development and turnaround.
Mr. Raj Narayan is the Associate Director of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at NC State University where he specializes in the commercialization of technology and technology-based economic development programs. Specifically, he is involved with research, extension, and engagement initiatives regarding technology-based business creation and the role of universities, industry, and government in facilitating technology-based economic development. In addition, Mr. Narayan has been involved with leading initiatives to enable cutting edge K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and initiatives to promote innovative public policy efforts related to science and technology.
"Jeff is a Senior Software Engineer II. He has over 20 years of experience building software and hardware solutions. Jeff has strong interests in the area of Lean Startup Methodologies and has led and coached in many innovation programs and boot-camps. His background brings expertise in all things technology including cloud computing, mobile application development, web and api solutions. He is also a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan. Go Dolphins!!"