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Brent Sebold

Brent Sebold

Arizona State University

Brent Sebold is the Director of the Startup Center within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Dr. Sebold is responsible for the development and operation of the Startup Center and the delivery of its signature entrepreneurship and innovation courses, workshops, mentoring programs, new venture competitions, and other extra-curricular startup advancement events. Prior to directing the Startup Center, Brent was the Director of Acceleration Curriculum within ASU’s Office of the Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Additionally, he led the regional ecosystem development efforts for the U.S. Department of Defense’s implementation of ASU’s Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator and operated Arizona Furnace 2.0 in partnership with several research and funding organizations throughout the state. Brent also ran ASU’s Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative and the inaugural ASU Student Startup Bowl. During his tenure, he managed 40 Edson client companies who raised over $1.2 million in external funding and featured 10 grand prize winners in several global student startup competitions, including Entrepreneur magazine’s 2011 Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year. Brent earned a Business Administration degree from Ohio University and his Master and Doctor of Education degrees at ASU. He is also a co-founder of MakersTour.com.