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Jon Colgan

Advisor Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area, US

Founder and CEO, CellBreaker. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grad.

Founder and CEO, CellBreaker. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grad.

2 vouches

Involved In




Writer The Huffington Post January 2016 - present
Writer Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail) January 2016 - present
Writer New York Observer January 2015 - present
Writer ExitEvent July 2014 - present
Founder and CEO CellBreaker May 2013 - present
Editor in Chief Fredo Pareto May 2013 - present
Accelerant 500 Startups April 2015 - August 2015
Incubatee Groundwork Labs May 2013 - November 2014
Musician Frontman 2003 - May 2013
Ethics Debate Captain (and then Coach) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2011 - 2012
Regional Sales Director (Owner) Payoutone 2005 - 2009
Lanscaper (Owner) REO Landscape 1997 - 2009
Loan Officer (Owner) Family First Mortgage 2003 - 2005


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill International/Global Studies; Philosophy; Sustainability 2011 - 2013
Wake Technical Community College 2009 - 2010

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Mobile
  • • Litigation
  • • Marketing Automation
  • • Strategic Partnerships
  • • User Interface Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Captained the UNC ethics debate team to nationals and helped launch--by coaching--a high school ethics debate competition, first regionally, then nationally. More recently, out of 133 applicants, CellBreaker won NC Idea grant of $50,000 in startup funding.

Vouches Received

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Think Jon is awesome?
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Cameron Lilly
They're my friends
He has a deep understanding of his costumer. A great communicator online and in person.
Tucker Stevens
They're my school  •  Founder and CEO, Level Logic. Previously Corporate Associate Sales Representative, Citrix ShareFile.
Jon is already a great entrepreneur. He saw a pervasive and complex problem, and created an all-encompassing solution that puts power back i ... n the hands of the everyman. I've worked and competed with Jon in university classes, pitch competitions, business incubators, and the business world - I've always been impressed by his work and inspired by his competitive and driven nature. He already operates a successful business as a result of strong pitches and fundraising, which I'm sure is the first of many.

James Young
Co-Founder, Legal Software Solutions, LLC and Founder / CEO, Terraine, Inc.. Duke grad. Texas A&M grad.
James, a prolific writer, talented programmer and entrepreneur, is the inspiration for the widely used startup metric CWPP, which is curse w ... ords per paragraph.

Tim Vines
They're my friends  •  Founder, Axios Review; Managing Editor, Molecular Ecology; Formerly evolutionary ecologist at Edinburgh and UBC
Smart, driven guy with a great business idea.

Joel Bennett
They're my friends  •  Interim Program Director, Greensboro Partnership Entrepreneur Connection.
As far as startup evangelists in North Carolina go, Joel is unconventionally down-to-earth and always willing to help entrepreneurs, no stri ... ngs attached, connect with the right resources and find the right feedback. The kind of guy you would buy a beer--again, a rarity in NC.