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Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs)

The EPIC team of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) are senior business leaders that want to give back to the community and help build a strong and resilient local economy.  

The EIRs at EPIC are experts in business formation and development who have been successful entrepreneurs or seasoned executives from large corporations with experience in an entrepreneurial setting. Most EIRs have either founded a company or joined a startup early on.   Our EIRs offer entrepreneurs valuable industry connections and expertise in the areas of agriculture, biotech, clean energy, water, medicine, transportation, entertainment, IT, and sustainability among others. 

EIRs work with UCR and community entrepreneurs through the EPIC SBDC to provide mentorship and guidance to develop and grow their business as well as prepare to seek investment.   EIRs also mentor participants in the I-Corps entrepreneurship workshop taught quarterly on campus.   

We always welcome new EIRs and Mentors into our programs.  To learn more about becoming an EIR or a Mentor contact Scott Brovsky.

Contact

Scott Brovsky
Associate Director, EPIC SBDC
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

951-468-5026 
scott.brovsky@ucr.edu

Twitter @brovsky

EIR Spotlight

Martin Kleckner

Mr. Kleckner has 28 years experience in operations and business development in life sciences, healthcare, oil & gas, and cable television. He has advised over 115 emerging and Fortune 100 companies with corporate planning and strategy, commercialization and public policy throughout Europe, Asia & the Americas. He participated as founder or early-stage employee in five venture start-ups with two successful exits. Mr. Kleckner has been instrumental in supporting faculty and small businesses submit winning SBIR/STTR proposals through the EPIC SBDC SBIR/STTR Resource Center.

Our EIR Team

Jay Gilberg

Jay Gilberg

Lead I-Corps Instructor
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
EPIC
Eric Gosink

Eric Gosink

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
EPIC
Ken Gruys

Ken Gruys

Sr. Advisor
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Corporate and Strategic Partnerships
Leslie Hickle

Leslie Hickle

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
EPIC
Martin Kleckner

Martin Kleckner

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
EPIC
Doug Kollmyer

Doug Kollmyer

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
EPIC
Christos Kritikos

Christos Kritikos

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
EPIC
Richard Kuntz

Richard Kuntz

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
EPIC
Alexandra Orozco

Alexandra Orozco

Associate Director
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
International Partnerships

Carolina Rosas

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Technology Partnerships
Art Salyer

Art Salyer

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
EPIC
Anil Shanbhag

Anil Shanbhag

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
EPIC
Steve Sharp

Steve Sharp

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
EPIC

Your Entrepreneur-in-Residence Liaison

Scott Brovsky

Associate Director, EPIC SBDC
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

951-468-5026 
EPICSBDC@ucr.edu

Twitter @brovsky

Scott has been a Founder or Founding Executive of five tech startups including the VC funded mobile games studio Muti Labs and the Temecula based sports tech company NZN Labs/LIT Pro. Seeing the early promise of the iPhone and App Store, he put his own capital to work as an angel investor while at Brovsky Capital. As a brand marketing executive, Scotthas a successful track record in launching and driving global product revenue for leading entertainment companies like Disney and Marvel. Scott has a Humanities Honors degree from The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Scott Brovsky
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