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    Emily Eastman
    Program Associate, Entrepreneurship Database program at Emory

    Emily joined the SE@G team in September 2015 as a Program Associate to the rapidly growing Entrepreneurship Database program. She conducts longitudinal research to explore the effectiveness of entrepreneur accelerator programs across the globe. Emily has succeeded in both the private and nonprofit sectors, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the Database team. Her passion for social justice stems from her extensive international work and academic initiatives.

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    Brian Goebel
    Program Manager, Start:ME

    Brian serves as the Program Manager for Start:ME, a 14 week accelerator program that 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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    David Kagulu-Kalema
    Program Associate
    David joined the SE@G team as Program Associate in 2014, working with the Start:ME program and the Impact of Entrepreneurship Database to further the development of program initiatives. In addition, David conducts research on micro-businesses. His interest in Social Enterprise stems from previous internship opportunities working in Uganda, The World Bank Family Network and the World Trade Organization. David recently graduated with honors from Amherst College, as a Sociology major and student-athlete.
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    Melinda Kougioumtzis
    Business Manager

    Melinda joined Social Enterprise @ Goizueta in 2012 and manages 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.

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    Caitlin O'Donnell
    Program Manager, Entrepreneurship Database program at Emory

    Caitlin O'Donnell is the Program Manager of the Entrepreneurship Database program within Social Enterprise @ Goizueta.  In her role, she manages the day-to-day operations of the program, including staff and research assistants. Her interest lies in social enterprise and acceleration, particularly how accelerators impact early entrepreneurs. Her passion is the intersection of earned income and social good. 

    Prior to joining SE@G, Caitlin worked in the nonprofit industry for five years.  Most recently, she served as Associate Executive Director of a local charity with a robust earned income side.  She has her Master of Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit and Organization Management from The University of Georgia.

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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.
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    Peter W. Roberts
    Professor of Organization & Management
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