About Us

Our Purpose & Values

Our Purpose is to enable a new, diverse generation of business owners to generate wealth and increase the common good. That drives every decision we make.

Core Values

BE Nice
Play Fair
help others
live honestly
make the world a better place
Charlie Jackson
Chief Happiness Officer

Serial entrepreneur who has led multiple ventures in software, Internet, mobile and social networking and projects for Global 100 companies like Apple, Dell, IBM and Philips . Charlie holds a BA in Government and an MS in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas and has been an active part of Austin's startup community.

Brian Mikulencak
Chief Legal Scribe

Attorney with expertise in high-tech business, equity compensation, federal taxation, financing and lending transactions. Brian previously served with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and assisted startups and entpreneurs in Silicon Valley. He holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Texas and a JD from the University of Chicago.

Pana Salta
Director of Women's Alliance

Financial and development professional with expertise in international affairs, social innovations, and women's business outreach. Pana is globally connected with the business and government world and holds a BA in Political Science from Baylor University and an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Kent.

Jan Morris
Creative Genius

Serial creative professional. Jan has held just about every position in the creative industry. He is an accomplished video producer, filmmaker, digital and print designer.  He holds two Bachelor Degrees. The first in Media from Hunter College in New York City. The second in Graphic Design from Bellevue University in Nebraska.