Jim Roberts most recently worked at the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) with the goal of developing industry, university, foundation, and individual participation in and support for COIN’s initiatives.
Roberts is the ultimate networker as he has led two entrepreneur support organizations, Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council (BREC) and FirstRound. He also founded Blue Ridge Angel Investors Network (BRAIN) in Asheville, NC. His excuse for all this sweat equity has been making something out of nothing to create positive change in the community. Jim doesn't claim to have free time, but does truly love to lose golf balls on a sunny day, watch his alma mater- the Florida Gator s- win SEC Championships and participate in raising his son.
Roberts landed in nanobiotech by serving as a Business Development Manager for the International Trade Division, North Carolina Department of Commerce where he was responsible for helping North Carolina nanotechnology, alternative energy, information technology and aerospace companies sell to developing international markets.
You can follow Jim at Twitter: @redspireusnc
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