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UGA Entrepreneurship Program

Kickstart Fund Members


The fund is composed of six partners and one managing partner who work with 5-9 associates to review student and faculty startups seeking seed grant money. Associates are recruited in the fall from all parts of campus.  Membership is not limited to students in the Entrepreneurship Program. Members can be from any major offered at UGA.

Members of the Fund


Christina Kurian

Managing Partner


Jase Cowart

Recruiting Director



Sophie Greenwald

Communication Director



David Bekore

Meeting Director




Nitin Ankisetty

​​Alumni Coordinator


Zakiyya Ellington

Adminstrative Director

Andrew Hardy

Associate Coordinator