Michael Barnes:  Founder and CEO

  • Started Cincinnati Biobank, Essentially a startup inside Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
  • Director of Lab Operations at Assurex Health, a local (Cincinnati) startup success story.
  • Founded Barnes Business Coaching, LLC
  • Mentor:  UpTech, Flywheel, and Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Cincinnati Accelerator program.


Sandy Nagel:  Nonprofit Guru

  • Ministry/Financial Assistant: NorthChurch.  Grant proposal writing, event planning, reports preparation, meeting preparation, volunteer management.
  • Founder:  Sandy Nagel Grant Consulting.  Strategic planning, development, public relations, grant proposals, infrastructure for nonprofit skills classes.



Malcom Tester:  Engineer

  • 25 years in both IT (systems administration and architecture) and software product development
  • Worked in multiple industries:  engineering, hospitality, finance, portfolio management
  • Designed or architected product solutions such as desktop applications, server back-end services, and website front-ends.



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