Our Selection Committee

Kit Needham
Carnegie Mellon University
Entrepreneur in Residence & Director of Project Olympus
Reed McManigle
Carnegie Mellon University
Mentor in Residence
Matthew Johnson -Roberson
Carnegie Mellon University
Professor / Director of RI
Ven Raju
Innovation Works
Chief Executive Officer
Afshan Khan
Innovation Works
Portfolio Executive
Roger VanHoy
National Robotics Engineering Center
Associate Director of Business Development
Joel Reed
Pittsburgh Robotics Network
Executive Director
Dawn Rucker
Carnegie Mellon University
Jennifer Gill Roberts
Grit Ventures
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Jim Rock
Arsenal Capital Partners
Operating Partner. Former CEO of Seegrid Robotics

Questions? Reach out to our Team

Peter Erin, Senior Investment Associate
Jordan Marinkovich, Platform Community Manager
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