We offer a support network for all MDC students and community members to make creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial ideas come true.

THE TEAM

Damian Thorman, Active Executive Director.

Damian Thorman

Active Executive Director

dthorman@mdc.edu

Karyne Bury, Program Manager.

Karyne Bury

Program Manager

kbury1@mdc.edu

Gustavo Grande, Programs Manager

Gustavo Grande

Programs Manager

ggrande@mdc.edu

Miriam Kohel, Academic and Event Coordinator

Miriam Kohel

Academic and Event Coordinator

mkohelze@mdc.edu

Debora Gomez, Office Specialist.

Debora Gomez

Office Specialist

dgomez5@mdc.edu

Sara Escalante, Marketing Coordinator

Sara Escalante

Marketing Coordinator

saraescalante25@gmail.com

Rachel Lynn Jenkins, Job Development Specialist

Rachel Lynn Jenkins

Job Development Specialist

rjenkin3@mdc.edu

Jorge Mendez, Entrepreneurship Programs

Jorge Mendez

Entrepreneurship Programs

jmendez1@mdc.edu

BOARD OF ADVISORS

South Florida’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs offer support and strategic direction for The Idea Center. We are thankful for their guidance.

Ricky Arriola CEO, Inktel Holdings

Ricky Arriola

CEO
Inktel Holdings

Jorge Benítez Former President, Accenture

Jorge Benítez

Retired CEO
Accenture North America

Jeb Bush Jr. Managing Partner, Jeb Bush & Associates

Jeb Bush Jr.

Managing Partner
Bush Ventures

Nabyl Charania Managing Director, Rokk3r Labs

Nabyl Charania

Managing Director
Rokk3r Labs

Alberto Daire President, Liberty Power Company

Alberto Daire

President
Liberty Power

José Estabil Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, MIT Skoltech Initiative

José Estabil

Managing Director and Advisor
inTeahouse Inc

Charles P. Garcia CEO, ALPFA

Charles Garcia

CEO
ALPFA

Manny García-Tuñón President, Lemartec Engineering & Construction Corp.

Manny García-Tuñón

President
Lemartec Engineering & Construction Corp.

Eloise González President, Commercial Interior Contractors

Eloise González

President
Commercial Interior Contractors, Corp.

René Hagen

René Hagen

Interim Senior Executive
Quattuor Group

José A. Hernández-Solaun President, The Easton Group

José Hernández-Solaun

President
The Easton Group

Alice Horn Executive Director, NFTE South Florida

Alice Horn

Director of New Business Development
Resort Homes of Florida

Laura Maydón Managing Director, Endeavor Miami

Laura Maydón

Managing Director
Endeavor Miami

Manny Medina Chairman & CEO, Medina Capital

Manny Medina

Chairman & CEO
Medina Capital

Rudolph Moise President of Comprehensive Medical Center

Rudolph Moise

President
Comprehensive Health Center

Bernie Navarro President, Benworth Capital Partners LLC

Bernie Navarro

President
Benworth Capital Partners LLC

Camilo Padrón Sr. Marketing Strategist for TPG Group

Camilo Padrón

Chief Experience & Digital Strategist
The TPG Group

Rudy Pittaluga Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Rudy Pittaluga

Principal
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

René Hagen

Beatriz M. Sanchez

Managing Director
Private Wealth Management Latin America, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Isaias Sudit CEO, Trove

Isaias Sudit

CEO
Trove

Mike Tomás President & CEO, Bioheart Inc.

Mike Tomás

President & CEO
U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.