Powering Your Progress

Meet the Entrepreneurs in Residence

Mentorship is the cornerstone of our approach because it powers your process. Believing in your potential to transform the marketplace, we ask the hard questions and equip you with the tools for achievement. On paper, we’re entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and strategists. In practice, we’re advisors who listen with heart and lead by example. You have the passion; we have the pathway.

Our Support

  • Budget Formulation
  • Business Models
  • Customer/Third Party Assurance
  • Effective Meeting Management
  • Funding Advice
  • Ideation
  • IT Security Assessment
  • Market Analysis (TAM/SAM/SOM)
  • Market and Product Alignment Toward MVP
  • Partnerships
  • Pitch Coaching
  • Pitch Deck Development
  • Prelude Pitching
  • Public Relations Support
  • Sales
  • Strategic Planning
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Venture Mentor Services

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs)

Frank Cook

A sales enablement expert by trade, Frank hates to see a value statement with no value. Boasting decades of experience stewarding companies from start-up through IPO, Frank delivers value propositions tailored to decision-makers. Big on warmth and authenticity, Frank helps entrepreneurs create relatable sales strategies by bringing themselves into the conversation.

Doug Holly

A business coach, sales strategist, and eternal optimist, Doug is the Swiss Army knife of mentors. Over the past five years, Doug has mentored over 50 businesses through the MIC, Bethesda Green, and the Maryland Tech Council’s Venture Mentor Services program. During his 40+ year adventure in corporate America, Doug experienced it all (and lives to tell the tale). From sales to engineering, financial management to telecom operations, Doug immersed himself in every aspect of the enterprise to understand, shape strategy, and make an impact.

Vance MacEwen

A design strategist extraordinaire, Vance’s character-driven approach brings ROI to the start-ups he serves. As the winner of the 2019 MICA UP/Start Venture Competition, Vance has walked the walk (and motivates you when he talks the talk). Whether he’s helping members craft the perfect pitch or tackling problems from a new perspective, Vance teaches entrepreneurs to lead with empathy, making decisions that align with their social visions.

Jason Taule

Jason has an extraordinary talent: he can see what’s around the corner, even if we can’t. While he’s not an official Marvel superhero, our Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in Residence and Cyber Advisory Council Chair does everything he can to shield entrepreneurs from cybercrime. This man on a (cyber) mission develops training, assessment, and enhancement programs to help entrepreneurs understand the threats to which their information is exposed and determine prudent actions to mitigate risk.

Ready to power your progress?