Our Team

Derek Smith

Managing Director,
Plug In Ventures

Mariessa Edmonson

Associate Program Manager,
Plug In Ventures

Board of Directors

Kathyrne Cooper

Partner,
Jumpstart Nova

Shawn Gunn

Co-Founder & Board Member,
PLLAY Labs

Janice McNair

Strategic CFO,
VC & PE backed Companies

Sergio Rosas

Founder & CEO,
Next Shift Learning

Jessica Salinas

Chief Investment Officer,
New Media Ventures

Dr. Maurice Murphey

Assistant Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship,
University of Georgia's Terry College of Business