Hina Mehta

Aciting Director, Office of Technology Transfer, George Mason University

Life Science (biotechnology + pharmaceutical) professional with an MBA in marketing and strategy, commercial analysis & entrepreneurial fellowship. Previous roles include Technology Strategy consultant, founder team member of a startup and research experience.

Specialties: Scientific/Technical expertise in drug discovery /oncology /neurodegeneration /aging, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Translating IP into New Product, Patentability analysis, Market Research and Analysis, SpotFire, S-plus, Decision tree software, Entrepreneural skills

Bob Smith

Director, Mason Small Business Development Center, George Mason University

Over 30 years’ experience creating, managing and funding start-up businesses in print and digital media. Spending most of my time helping new startups avoid making any of my old mistakes. Always looking for the next opportunity.

Specialties: Business strategy, online content/community, start-up development and financing, hand puppets

Josh Cantor

Director, Parking & Transportation, George Mason University

Oversee Parking & Transportation on all George Mason University campuses and sites. Areas under Parking & Transportation are: Parking Services including permit sales, enforcement and citation management, special events, and construction related issues.

Also oversee University's shuttle program as well as all alternative transportation issues including bicycling programs.

Serves as University's representative on transit/traffic/parking issues with regional partners.

James Douglas Wills-Lipscomb

Vice President Planning and Design, George Mason University

J. Douglas Lipscomb has extensive experience with education projects acquired with several architectural firms as well as from serving as the University Architect and Director of Facilities Planning and Development at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

He has led the effort on several college and university master plans and has led planning efforts for classroom and lab buildings, student housing, parking structures, and athletics and recreation facilities.

Douglas Wills-Lipscomb was a Principal of Royal Barry Wills Associates Inc., Architects.

Kathy McCabe

Director, MIX (Mason Innovation Exchange)
Senior Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics

Kathy first joined the MIX when it was opened in 2016, since then, I have been teaching sewing, 3D printing, and 3D modeling using TinkerCad. Recently, I developed an interest in wearable electronics and is looking forward to combining sewing, 3D printing, soldering, and programming together in my future project.

Interests: Sewing; 3D modeling; TinkerCAD;  3D printing

Phimolwan (Aung) Shepelev

Assistant Director, Mason Small Business Development Center, Mason Enterprise Center at Geroge Mason University

Aung Shepelev coordinates services that generate over $9 million in capital formation, 25 new business starts, 200 new jobs, and 650 retained jobs per year.

Aung has  a thorough knowledge and hand-on experience with Mason Small Business Development Center and strong experience in project management, customer service, and operation control.

Aung has a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University.

Ankur Mittal

Computer Science student, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University
Technology Project Coordinator, Mason Small Business Development Center

Jim McLean

Instructional Technologist / Visual Media Specialist, Information Technology Services (ITS), George Mason University
Owner and Principal Photographer, Jim McLean Photography

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