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Connecting Talent with Opportunities
Startup Moxie St. Joseph County
Applied Entrepreneurship Program
Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Cofounder & Executive Director
Iris Hammel is a creative problem solver and lifelong learner with a passion for helping others to unleash their potential through connecting people, resources and ideas.
Emily joined the RISE team after 12 years in the non-profit sector. She is excited to impact students around the region and improve our community from behind the scenes.
Director of Entrepreneurship Education
Nick is a passionate educator who has excelled in designing and delivering effective instruction across multiple grade levels to bring success to each and every student.
Omodara is a tech enthusiast and futurist. His daily activities revolve around implementing automation tools to optimize workflows and processes.
Logan has over 7 years of experience running growth efforts for Silicon-Valley-backed startups. He’s helped over 250 startups re-imagine how they grow their business.
Grace started as the Lead Facilitator for the Startup Moxie program. She believes students are an underutilized resource in our communities, filled with incredible talent.
Chief Marketing Officer
Annie is a graphic designer with 7+ years of experience in design research, visual communications, and brand direction.
Kaden is a Startup Moxie graduate and an AEP Alumni. In his role, he works with the education department to curate entrepreneurial content and assists with the RISE team’s needs.
Riley co-founded two startups including his current venture, heARsight. He is passionate about the intersection of health sciences, innovative technologies, and entrepreneurship
Patience is a techpreneur and advocate for girls in technology. She has mentored high school students in entrepreneurship since 2016 and continues to do so in Startup Moxie.