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Vinay Tannan, Ph.D.

Advisor Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area, US

Director of Business Development, Birch Studio, Inc. and Acting VP of Marketing and Clinical Affairs, InSpark Technologies Inc..

Director of Business Development, Birch Studio, Inc. and Acting VP of Marketing and Clinical Affairs, InSpark Technologies Inc..

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Involved In

Advisor

BrightSpec
Charlottesville Business Innovation Council
Alere, Inc.
PsiKick
Birch Studio
InSpark Technologies
Helping Hands Educational Fund

Positions

Board of Advisors Helping Hands Educational Fund January 2015 - present
Director of Licensing Wake Forest Innovations January 2016 - present
Digital Marketing Lead Rimm-Kaufman Group November 2011 - June 2012
Licensing Associate University of Virginia Patent Foundation July 2008 - November 2011
Director of Business Development Birch Studio, Inc. August 2013 - present
Acting VP of Marketing and Clinical Affairs InSpark Technologies Inc. May 2013 - present
CEO Taan Consulting LLC July 2012 - present
Board of Directors Charlottesville Business Innovation Council August 2011 - August 2013
Digital Marketing Lead Merkle|RKG December 2011 - July 2012
Licensing Associate University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group July 2008 - December 2011
Post-Doctoral Research Associate University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill May 2007 - December 2008
Research Assistant University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill December 2003 - May 2007

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Biomedical Engineering 2005 - 2007
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics 1997 - 1999

Interested In

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  • • Mobile
  • • Apps
  • • Leadership
  • • Data and Analytics
  • • Startups
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Hardware
  • • Education
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Wellness
  • • Higher Education

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Thomas Thekkekandam
They're my friends  •  Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company. Previously Co-founder and Board of Directors, Nourish International.
Vinay has great startup instincts. His background in IP and his experience working with tons of inventors and innovators gives him the right ... business judgement to identify needs and the most intelligent ways to solve them. He's also got a talent for pulling together the right resources and team members to execute.
Morgan Estabrook, APR
We worked together  •  Director of Marketing and Communications, Alumni Relations and Development, Northwestern University. Arizona State grad. Arizona State grad.
Bright, forward-thinking and industrious, Vinay is a problem-solver with the keen ability to assess a difficult situation and develop an inn ... ovative and effective solution. He is also a skilled project manager, having successfully implemented a CRM program for technology marketing in an academic setting and achieved several "wins" for his clients. Vinay is a leader who can get the job done.
Erik Otto
We worked together  •  President and Co-Founder, InSpark Technologies, Inc.. Previously Director, Business Development, J&J.
When Vinay worked with us at InSpark he was very resourceful in finding new opportunities to connect with external stakeholders, and often p ... rovided innovated ideas that translated into useful business imperatives. He is able to straddle both the technical and commercial aspects of the business with ease.
Michael Perham
We worked together  •  Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.. Rice grad. The UT Austin grad. Living in Austin.
I've worked with and been friends with Vinay for several years. He's extremely capable, driven, and willing to take risks. I would enthusias ... tically join up with him for any project.
John Pickard
We worked together  •  Developer, IT, RKG, a Merkle Company. Previously Licensing Associate, University of Virginia Patent Foundation. University of Virginia grad.
Vinay is one of the smartest guys I know. He has succeeded in everything he has put his mind to and is constantly finding new areas in which ... to apply himself. He's an experienced and thoughtful entrepreneur and I have no doubt of his continuing success.
David Robinson
We worked together  •  Creative Director and CEO, Birch Studio. Previously Creative Director, Birch Studio Graphics.
Vinay has been a top contributor to my team at Birch Studio. We have worked collaboratively on several projects for his clients and mine. We ... worked through complicated issues which may have torn apart lesser relationships. Vinay is a great communicator and brilliant thinker.
Brendan Richardson
We worked together  •  Co-Founder / CEO, PsiKick Inc.. University of Virginia grad.
Vinay is very thorough and persistent. When he finds a compelling idea I'm sure he will be a great, dedicated, entrepreneur.

Michael Perham
We worked together  •  Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.. Rice grad. The UT Austin grad. Living in Austin.
Mike has the unique ability to take an unstructured idea and turn it into something great. He does this with a strong work ethic, drive and ... passion to keep pushing forward.