Entrepreneur in Residence
Jack joined ITEN as an EIR in 2018 after returning to St. Louis following a decade in San Diego, where he served as Head Analyst for the San Diego network of the Tech Coast Angels one of the nation’s largest and most active Angel Investing networks where he was responsible for local outreach efforts, reviewing funding applications, and leading internal Due Diligence efforts. Following his time at Tech Coast Angels he launched Canopy San Diego, Southern California's only seed-stage accelerator program for technology and business infrastructure companies that support the legal cannabis industry. Jack served as the Managing Director where he led the recruitment efforts and evaluation of the companies accepted to the accelerator, actively mentored the portfolio companies on pitching investors, fundraising strategies, go-to-market strategies, and facilitated introductions to potential investors, industry contacts, and early customers. Additionally, Jack has held multiple operational roles and raised over $3M from Angel Investors. Jack holds a Ph.D. in Immunology from Saint Louis University.