Trevor Huffmaster

Trevor Huffmaster

Program Director

Trevor was on the founding team of MaternOhio Management Services, a physician practices Management Organization, and subsequently spent 15 years in senior IT management roles with several leading healthcare organizations, including the OSU Wexner Medical Center. He has a BA from Boston University and a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from The Ohio State University. Trevor has a passion for creating a sustainable food system and with formal culinary training, he enjoys keeping his knife skills sharp with any opportunity to cook. More recently, Trevor was a 2015 Alumni of both the MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp at MIT and the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania.  Trevor loves building relationships, connecting people, and working with excellent teams to solve big problems through entrepreneurship. He is always excited to share his insight and experience while continuing to learn always from the amazing ventures at Blackstone LaunchPad, 406 Labs.

Andrew Nakas

Andrew Nakas

Venture Coach

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Andrew Nakas graduated from Montana State University in the Spring of 2015 with a B.A. in Film. He is passionate about mountains, design, entrepreneurship, and is striving to make a difference in the world. Andrew has started and failed at many businesses around Software, VR/AR, food and consumer products. He has been venture coaching at the Launchpad for the past 2 years and is looking forward to helping out with your business! 

Connor Harbison

Connor Harbison

AmeriCorps VISTA/Director of Outreach
Connor is a MTCC AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) serving at the Blackstone LaunchPad at MSU. Over the next year, Connor will direct outreach, bringing in new diversity and building sustainable partnerships with campus organizations and the business community. Originally from Philadelphia, Connor studied History and Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his Bachelor’s in 2015. Since graduating, Connor has taught English in Bali, Indonesia, worked for the nuclear energy startup Terrestrial Energy and served as a legislative fellow on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Connor’s goal for the next year is to expand the Blackstone LaunchPad’s relationship with underserved communities and connect new people to the Blackstone LaunchPad network. When he is not spreading the word about the Blackstone LaunchPad, Connor enjoys exploring the trails around Bozeman and reading good books.

Spring 2018 Student Staff and Team Photo

 
Team Photo