Who we are
Startup Blacksburg is a group of volunteers who are pationate about supporting and growing software startups in Blacksburg and the surrounding New River Valley.
Bob Summers - Bob@startupblacksburg.com
Bob Summers is a serial
entrepreneur who has launched several Internet software companies. He is also the founder of 460 Angels and TechPad, a 6,000 sq.ft. coworking space in downtown Blacksburg specializing in software companies.
Samuel Toriel - sam@startupBlacksburg.com
Samuel Toriel is a software developer at Rackspace working on the Cloud Control Panel (mycloud.rackspace.com). Sam co-organized the first ever Startup Weedend Blacksburg in 2012. He also organizes Open Coffee's and other community events.
Charlie Jewell - Charlie@startupBlacksburg.com
Charlie Jewell is a project manager for the Montgomery County, VA Economic Development Dept. He has over 5 years of leadership experience supporting companies start, expand and/or relocate in the Blacksburg and Christiansburg area
Jeff Mitchell - email@example.com
Jeff Mitchell is founder of Mitchell Law Firm in Blacksburg. Jeff's practice focuses on new and emerging growth companies. He has served as lead counsel on numerous venture capital financings, private equity raises, mergers, and acquisitions.
Iccha Sethi - firstname.lastname@example.org
Iccha is the founder of Let's Code Blacksburg! and is a software developer at Rackspace in Blacksburg on Cloud Servers team.
Michael Rihani - Michael@startupblacksburg.com
Michael Rihani was the CEO of Koofers, a social learning company, he co-founded in 2008 as a student at Virginia Tech.
Thomas DuScheid - Thomas@startupBlacksburg.com
Thomas DuScheid is the founder and owner of LastingTree.com. A brand new startup designed to help families with genealogy and memorialzing their lost loved ones. He is also the owner of New River Tang Soo Do.