He has also served as:
Clinical Professor, Baylor University Hankamer School of Business
Director of University Entrepreneurial Initiatives
Curtis Hankamer Chair in Entrepreneurship
Founding Director of i5 Program (2007)
Dr. Gregory Leman’s 25 years of experience as an engineer, scientist and entrepreneurial leader in companies sized $1M to $2B propels TEI’s dedication to real world experience. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering with honors from Purdue University and his Ph.D (ChE) at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Leman was an Engineering Scientist with the Cabot Corporation for 11 years, where he was awarded two patents. His roles spanned from process research to management of R&D, product line, and operations. Moving to Germany, he became Managing Director of Cabout-Huls.
In 2000, Dr. Leman joined Great Lakes Chemical Fluorine Division where he led the commercialization of several new products and initiated two product platforms. He is an inventor on a number of pending patents.
Monica graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Oral Roberts University and has 10 years experience in Sales and Marketing working with Management Development Systems, a consulting firm in Waco, Texas.
She worked for 9 years as an Administrative Associate and then Children’s Ministry Coordinator for Antioch Community Church before coming to Baylor. She worked part-time as Administrative Associate in the Management & Entrepreneurship department in the Hankamer School of Business for a year and then gained full-time status as Marketing & Administrative Associate for LAUNCH Innovative Business Accelerator in August 2012.
She is the Founder and President of RLabs Waco, Inc., a start-up non-profit that serves the most vulnerable: unemployed 18-24 year olds. Clients engage in a globally proven, self sustaining program of IT training, mentoring & restored hope, leading to further education, gainful employment & new ventures.
She is married to Brad and has 3 children, Braden, Makayla and Chandler. She volunteers with the Live Oak Classical School Booster Club, which she founded in 2010, where her children attend school. She and her family are active members of Antioch Community Church.
Ryan Robinson is an Entrepreneurship and Marketing double major in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. He is a cofounder and CEO of Campus Crates LLC which provides an on-demand storage solution to college students who need a place to keep their belongings for the summer. Currently, Campus Crates serves Baylor’s campus, and plans for expansion will be set into motion by the end of the 2016 Fall semester.
Ryan is excited to contribute and develop his business skill sets working for the LAUNCH program at Baylor. His goal after college is to continue working in early stage business incubators to further develop understanding of the entrepreneurial process and the incubator model. He then plans to continue his education with an Executive MBA program concentrated in entrepreneurship at the Imperial College Business School in London.
As an Entrepreneurship student at Baylor University, Evangelina is studying more strategic ways to utilize resources in a community for empowerment. She strives to be a dependable person and thrives in creative, challenging environments.
After 2 years at Baylor, Evangelina still tutors once a week as a Kids Hope Mentor, was an officer for the Baylor Chapter of the International Justice Mission, interned for and then was hired by a small branding company in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a part-time Digital Strategist, went to Guatemala as a Trip Leader and managed the schedule and budget for her team with Buckner International, studied and interned abroad in business development for a startup in London, and lived in Dallas as a Summer Sales Intern. Evangelina continues to work as a freelance marketer and travel writer for Arrivedo – an online neighborhood platform for hotels across the world.
Evangelina plans to graduate a semester early so she can live abroad and learn a new language. She then hopes to join a Management Consulting firm for a full-time career.
Evangelina is so excited to see others succeed and be a part of the LAUNCH team. She wants to use this opportunity to learn some of the best practices of Entrepreneurship, which she will apply to her own future social enterprise and consulting career.
My name is David Shine and I am currently a Professional Selling and Entrepreneurship major at Baylor University. I am a senior with a 3.54 GPA and an executive member of the Theta Kappa chapter of Pi Kappa Phi national fraternity. I have experience in working for Congressman John Carter, American Bank, and Owens Corning and I am excited to put my sales experience to work for LAUNCH!