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Christopher Starr

Advisor Charleston, South Carolina Area, US

Co-Owner, Skysail Partners, LLC. Previously Director, ICAT student accelerator, College of Charleston.

Co-Owner, Skysail Partners, LLC. Previously Director, ICAT student accelerator, College of Charleston.

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IT, College of Charleston
Fount Studio

Side Projects

ICAT Academy


Co-Owner Skysail Partners, LLC February 2009 - present
Director ICAT student accelerator, College of Charleston 2015 - 2015
Department Head and Associate professor of Computer Science College of Charleston August 2006 - August 2014


Medical University of South Carolina Systems Science - Medical Imaging 1983 - 1990
College of Charleston Mathematics 1979 - 1983

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Enterprise software
  • • Big data technologies
  • • Business Execution
  • • Cloud-based Software Delivery
  • • Strategy
  • • Technical Leadership
  • • Service oriented architectured
  • • Big Data Analytics
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Mobile
  • • Healthcare
  • • Higher Education
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Informatics

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Big Data Analysis • Distributed Systems • software MVP • Software Design • BigData Hadoop

Key Accomplishments

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Cassio Greco
Solutions Engineer Intern, Facebook and Co-Founder and CTO, AttendIT.
He has a great amount of experience and is very open to helping others. He has been very successful in his past ventures and it is a pleasur ... e and privilege to have had Dr. Starr as a teacher and mentor in my first startup. He is a great people-person, has a lot of connections, is incredibly intelligent and is a natural when it comes to entrepreneurship.
Stanfield Gray
We worked together  •  Liberty Fellow, Liberty Fellowship / Aspen Global Leadership Network and Founder / CEO, DIG South.
Christopher is a highly creative, thoughtful and driven faculty member at the College of Charleston. A great champion of his students, he is ... an excellent advisor who introduces them to top talent and hones their entrepreneurial acumen. He is also highly active in the startup community and is a leading voice in the overall Charleston creative tech scene.
John S Rizzo
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, InVidz, LLC and Managing Partner/Consultant, Globe On-Demand.
Ive been blessed to witness Dr. Starr mentor, inspire and rally a tech community in Charleston over the past 10 years. The past two years I ... ve worked with him on launching one of his best brainchilds yet. The Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Technology or ICAT program at the College of Charleston. Google it. He's having a major impact on entrepreneurial education offerings for college students. Not just computer science and business majors who he's taught for years. Hes figured out how to bring students from all backgrounds together to collaborate in their own real ventures...while still in school. Similar programs only exist at Stanford currently. He is highly respected by entrepreneurs and techies alike. He truly listens and brings people together for positive change.
Winslow DiBona
They're my friends  •  CTO & Co Founder, Bonfire Ventures LLC.
Dr. Starr is passionate about all the work he does and creates a productive and fun environment for all involved.
Ben Hintz
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Yawper Ventures. Previously Instructional Design, Complex Care Solutions.
Dr. Starr lacks limitations. Under his tutelage, he opened my eyes to new possibilities and inspired me to become a better person. His unpar ... alleled effort to provide his ICAT students the highest quality and most beneficial experience motivated me to push beyond my comfort zone and jump head first into the startup world. While he showcased consummate knowledge of all things startups and tech, his ability to articulate this information sets him apart from other professors. His intelligence, passion, and eloquence coalesce to make for a person capable of greatness at anything he puts his mind to.

Pedro Fernando
Co-Founder, CEO and Intern, AttendIT.
Pedro Sobrinho gets things done, ever time. He is upbeat and energetic. If he needs to learn a new technology, he'll do that tonight and be ... ready tomorrow. Pedro is on my top ten list for the strongest software developers in the space of distributed applications that I have ever known. His entrepreneurial thinking led him to the founding of his first company, which has great promise. He has done all these things while still an undergraduate. I recommend him highly and now for any tech company from a startup to Google in Brazil and in the United States.