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    Peter W. Roberts
    Professor of Organization & Management
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    Melinda Kougioumtzis
    Center Administrator

    Melinda joined Social Enterprise @ Goizueta in 2012 and handles the center's operations. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Melinda worked in Corporate Finance for several years before coming to Emory University in 2003 as an assistant in the Office of the General Counsel. After seven years in the OGC, Melinda took a couple years off to stay home with her family, before returning to Emory in her current role.

    Emory University
    Goizueta Business School
    1300 Clifton Road NE
    Suite W504
    Atlanta, GA 30322

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    Brian Goebel
    Program Manager, VilCap:Start

    Brian serves as the Program Manager for the VilCap:Start Program.  VilCap:Start, a 14 week accelerator program, provides promising micro-entrepreneurs within marginalized communities the business tools, network access and early-stage financing needed to develop sustainable businesses that not only support entrepreneurs and their families, but also build neighborhood vitality.
    Brian also serves as an Advisor to the Goizueta Nonprofit Consultants (GNC) program, a student-led initiative overseen by Social Enterprise @ Goizueta that matches MBA students with area nonprofits to delivery impactful pro bono consulting projects.

    Prior to joining Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, Brian worked in both the private and nonprofit sectors as a management consultant (Deloitte Consulting LLP) and community builder (United Way of Greater Atlanta). Brian is passionate about bringing new ideas to life as demonstrated by his founding role in several 501(c)3 organizations and community engagement programs. Brian has an MBA in Organization and Management from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

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    Sean Peters
    Program Manager, Impact of Entrepreneurship Database
    Sean is the Program Manager of the Impact of Entrepreneurship Database.  Previously, as a founder and leader at the non-profit Global Agents for Change, his work helped create over $1 million in impact on global poverty through microfinance loans, education scholarships, and innovative youth leadership experiences. This work was recognized by the United Nations "UN Works" series,  and led Sean to board or advisory positions with numerous entrepreneurs and non-profits.  Growing from this work, Sean was a founder of the Global Catalyst Initiative, a program working with high-growth social ventures in Kenya and Uganda to try to address a critical lack of capital and technical support for early stage innovators. He is also a co-founder of RADIUS Ventures, a Vancouver-based impact accelerator growing out of the RADIUS social innovation initiative at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.