We help entrepreneurs build Investable businesses through education, experts, and community.
Our goal is to create businesses that have a scaling impact for the communities “investing” in them
We rely on a community of advisors, entrepreneurs, investors and other partners in our entrepreneurial community who are called to help scale ventures and create broad-based access to (re)invest.
Chief Growth Officer
After dropping out of college at 20, Brandon attended start-up school, Draper University, before starting his career at the social drinking platform, Untappd, where he served as SVP of Sales through the company’s exit to growth equity in Spring 2020. With a passion for helping entrepreneurs grow businesses without burning themselves out, Brandon is an advisor and coach for founders and sales leaders.
Chief Strategist and Operations
From early on, Eric has focused on the possibilities presented by emerging technologies and entrepreneurship. He started his first web-based company 20 years ago helping businesses leverage internet technologies to improve efficiencies in operations and connect with consumers. After moving to Raleigh in the early 2000’s, Eric spent 12 years at Allscripts, a public healthcare software company, and is credited with helping them shift to a modern marketing approach. Over the years, he has helped many early-stage technology companies hone in on their strategy, develop traction, and raise capital.
Founder & CEO (aka Head of Disruption)
Will has been a startup investor and advisor since 2016. His goal is to improve community awareness and access to the private marketplaces which allow anyone to become an investor, entrepreneur and/or venture builder. Blending traditional and newer models, he believes our region is at the groundfloor of one of the greatest growth periods it has ever seen which will be led by a community of investors, entrepreneurs, and partners who build & (re)invest together.
Incolo Advisor & Founder of The FĒNX
Mac Lackey is an entrepreneur who has built and sold six companies. Serving most recently as Founder/CEO of KYCK (acquired by NBC Sports), Mountain Khakis (acquired by Remington), InternetSoccer Network (acquired by News Corp SKY), and various other ventures. Currently, Lackey is mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs via the programs, The FĒNX and ExitDNA.
Incolo Advisor, IoT Expert
Mark Easley has been an active advocate, advisor, and investor in the investment crowdfunding industry since 2012. Mark is a tech startup advisor and angel investor in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. He previously had a 25 year technology career in engineering, marketing, and sales in the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley.
Incolo Advisor, Business Builder
Sumit is the Founder, CEO & Chief Drinking Officer at Lonerider Brewing Company which operates in over 9 states & the UK and he is Chairman of Lonerider Spirits. He’s active in the NC entrepreneur ecosystem as a startup Advisor, Angel Investor, and Board Member. In addition to distribution, logistics and operations, Sumit has an extensive technology background
Incolo & Marketplace Advisor, Founder of boon, Inc.
Ryan Vet launched his first company, a marketing firm, Digi Tech Studio at age 14. From there he helped launch or lead a numberof venture-capital based companies before starting Boon, a streamlined way to help provide temporary staffing for healthcare organizations. Additionally, he is co-owner of The Oak House with two locations in NC.
Entrepreneur & Launch Consultant
After spending 2 years in China obtaining his MBA in International Business, Desmond co-founded BatteryXchange. Desmond has almost a decade of professional experience with expertise in business development, technology, manufacturing, and international organizational management. As the CEO of BatteryXchange, Desmond brings 1st hand knowledge of how to raise capital while building a team positioned to scale.
Incolo Advisor, Syndicate Expert
Dayton is a seasoned senior executive, board director, board advisor, Angel Investor and leader from the Charlotte area who desires to elevate the recognition of NC’s Entrepreneurial Community. As CEO of Dayton International, Dayton is one of the world’s top executive consultants in digital transformation and modernization.